It’s pretty much the norm to see celebrities posting pictures to their social media rocking a six pack and trim figure seemingly only days or weeks after giving birth. Sure, it might be a celebrity’s “job” to look good, but these types of things set incredibly unrealistic expectations for the rest of us.
Hilaria Baldwin is not one to fuel that kind of thinking.
In an Instagram picture posted just a day after the birth of her son, Baldwin shows off a mirror selfie of her post-partum body.
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“I took this yesterday when Leonardo was about 24 hours old. I did the same thing right after Rafael was born. It always makes me a bit nervous to do something like this, but I feel that in the age of such strong body shaming, I want to do all that I can to normalize a real body and promote healthy self esteem,” she captions her photo.
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Baldwin continues: “Many of you know that I love to show the process of life’s experiences on the body and I am a firm believer in how a good diet and the right balance of exercise make us happy, healthy, and strong. So from here on, I want to dedicate the majority of my #366daysoflivingclearly #hilarialcm daily posts to getting back in shape and I invite you to do it with me.”
The new mom didn’t stop at just showing her body, but continued with more real talk about giving birth.
“Common questions last time were: Did I have a C-Section?,” she writes. “No, I pushed him out. Where are all the pads for bleeding?: I took them out briefly to snap this pic as there is a limit to how much you need to see ?. Where am I?: in the hospital room bathroom #glamour. Oh, and no filter. Just brightened it up a bit.”
We’re looking forward to following Baldwin on her healthy journey!