Millie Mackintosh shared how her body has changed since giving birth to daughter Sienna in May.
When you’ve just had a baby, once the initial shock of bringing home a tiny human begins to fade, your focus may likely switch to ‘getting your body back.’Because even though motherhood means that life as you know it will never be the same again, we somehow expect our bodies to be.But, growing a baby for nine months, then giving birth to that baby and all the impact that has, is bound to take its toll.Doesn’t mean we’re ready to talk about though.Well step forward Instagram account @takebackpostpartum, a wonderfully honest collection of images of women’s real life post-baby bodies.Not only does the Instagram account sprinkle body positivity by encouraging mums to share images of their baby and birth battle scars, it actively urges women to celebrate them.Set up by mum and blogger January Harshe, the project is proudly flying the flag for post-baby body acceptance by making a stand against the glossy ‘bounce back’ images splashed across social media feeds.Fed up with advertisers using the #postpartum hashtag to promote unrealistic post-birth body goals, January asked other mums to join her in ‘taking back’ the tag by flooding it with images of real post-baby bodies.And while there’s certainly no shortage of post-baby bumps and blemishes being shared, mums are also using the platform to open up about the warts and all reality of new motherhood.“Postpartum is full of hormones, little sleep, survival mode, and figuring out a million different things with our new babies (and possibly toddlers and teenagers on top of it),” she wrote in her initial blog post.“It’s trying to breastfeed, getting a groove back in your marriage or relationship, and our bodies taking time to heal. It’s a roller coaster ride that is personal and different to each person and family going through it, but is also similar enough that most of us can relate on some level.”“LET’S TAKE BACK POSTPARTUM. We are mothers and strong women. Our collective voice is so powerful that we can shake the entire world.”Since setting up the project two years ago, the site has received thousands of posts and has more than 125K followers keen to celebrate their bodies and lives post-baby.Swipe through to see some of the most honest and empowering shares.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:It’s time to stop bump-shaming pregnant womenPlus size blogger hits back at trolls who say she doesn’t ‘deserve’ her boyfriendMum-of-four goes viral after sharing pic of her stretch marks and learning to accept her post-baby body
"I put myself and my stretchmarks out there for the world to see, which has also been a way for me to accept it myself."
New mom Irina Shayk looked stunning only six days after welcoming a baby girl with partner Bradley Cooper. The Russian beauty, whose daughter, Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper, was born on March 24, visited a farmer’s market in Los Angeles on Thursday wearing a $538 Vetements long-sleeved sweatshirt dress emblazed with the words “Sexual Fantasies” on the sleeve and furry slide shoes. Shayk, who was accompanied by her mom, Olga Shaykhlislamov, also wore her hair in a messy chignon and a pair of sunglasses while she carried a bag of strawberries.
The latest fitspo to be accused of tinkering with their Instagram images is Australian fitness blogger Tammy Hembrow. Taking to her Instagram, the fitness and nutrition coach shared an image of her incredible post-baby figure to her 4.1 million followers just two months after giving birth to her baby girl, Saskia Rose.
Jools Oliver shared this picture to Instagram but was accused of putting pressure on new mums [Photo: Instagram/joolsoliver] For many new mums fitting back into their pre-pregnancy trousers can be a real post-birth milestone. How is this supposed to help other women in the same situation who don’t snap back so quickly?” The comment clearly affected the wife of celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver and she has since responded to the criticism of the photo.
Libby admits that it was harder than she thought to cope with the changes in your body pregnancy brings. “Before I got pregnant I was like, ‘My body is going to be a temple and pregnancy is going to be this amazing, beautiful experience,’” she told Today Extra. Like many new mums Libby found it difficult to juggle looking after a baby while also finding time to look after herself.
Taking to the stage in an embellished silver bikini, showing off a six-pack most of us can only dream of, Ingrida Radevic beams as she collects first place in a coveted fitness modelling competition. When she fell unexpectedly pregnant in 2014, Ingrida struggled to exercise and like many mums-to-be found that having a bump caused her body to alter. Hitting the gym as soon as her daughter, Aria was four months old, the new mum was able to drop four stone and recently scooped the top prize in her category at a national fitness competition.
Chrissy Teigen hasn’t had a easy time since giving birth to her baby daughter, Luna. The 30-year-old model has been trolled online and mom- shamed after going on a date with her hubby, John Legend just a few days after the birth of her daughter. Chrissy wore a very tight fitting, strapless emerald dress, that showed off her impressive slim curves.
Amazing abs! Fitspo star Chontel Duncan has shared a pic of her post-baby body five days after giving birth [Photo: Instagram/chontelduncan] The fitness guru and model who made us all green with envy over her amazing abs during pregnancy, has once again made headlines after sharing a shot of her latest ‘bump update’ just five days after giving birth to her baby boy. Fitspo star, Chontel Duncan gave birth to Jeremiah Thomas Duncan on Good Friday via C-section.