What’s Wrong with Looking Like You Just Had a Baby?

I know that the new hip thing is to be a MILF, both during pregnancy and immediately after. It’s like after expelling your placenta women are supposed to magically shrink back to their pre- pregnancy weight, as soon as you get your baby to latch on and breastfeed, you should feed them while walking on the treadmill.

What is so wrong with looking like you just had a baby?

There was time when the ripe and fertile corpulence of a new mother was honored, it was the one time that a woman could feel ok about carrying extra pounds, after all it was for a good cause, there was just a person residing in your body!! Shouldn’t that buy a chick a pass? Well apparently not nowadays. The popular gossip site TMZ recently made fun of actress Bryce Dallas Howard for  her post baby body. The Caption reads:

The article may say Bryce Dallas Howard on it but all I’m seeing are photos of Hugh Jass.

Really? Way to go. Nice one. You are so funny… NOT

The worst part is that Howard admits to struggling with not only the weight but the overwhelming newness of motherhood itself, She wrote it about the experience very candidly for GOOP:

Before Theo was born, I had been in good humor about my 80-pound weight gain, but I was now mortified by it. I felt I was failing at breast-feeding. My house was a mess. I believed I was a terrible dog owner. I was certain I was an awful actress; I dreaded a film I was scheduled to shoot only a few weeks after the birth because I could barely focus enough to read the script. And worst of all, I definitely felt I was a rotten mother—not a bad one, a rotten one. Because the truth was, every time I looked at my son, I wanted to disappear.

I suppose that with mothers (especially) celebrity mothers seemingly bouncing back so quickly after giving birth there is a new post pregnancy body standard. And where in a sense it’s kind of cool to be back in your original body so soon after having a child but here should be no judgment for those who don’t . The most important thing about pregnancy is that both mother and child come through it healthy, it’s not a competition it’s life.

check out the article about this on Jezebel