Hilaria Baldwin gets stripped down and real.
Women feel a lot of pressure to get their "pre-baby bodies" back ASAP after giving birth, especially when the internet gets flooded with images of situations like Kate Middleton leaving the hospital looking flawlessly put together mere hours after the birth of her third child on April 23.
It's always refreshing when a celebrity speaks up about the realities of labor's immediate aftermath, and Alec Baldwin's wife, Hilaria, has been open about her body after each of her children's births. Yesterday, the 34-year-old fitness and wellness expert shared a photo on her Instagram from the morning after giving birth to her fourth child, Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin.
In the caption, she writes, "My purpose here is to normalize the postpartum figure and over the next days, weeks, and months, show you how I strengthen my body and return to my non pregnant self. You all came with me through my pregnancy...now it’s time to turn back into me. We all come in different shapes, sizes, and health experiences...but given the right love and care, we can feel really good within our skin. We just have to be patient and kind with our bodies."
She adds, "I have so much respect and admiration for the human body...I hope that intention shines through and we can inspire each other to be healthier and happier."
Baldwin isn't alone in this refreshing arena of addressing women's experiences, no holds barred. Chrissy Teigen is known for her candor on social media, and has been sharing funny quips and photos since giving birth to a new son, Miles Theodore Stephens, on May 17, like that "postpartum life is 90% better when you don't rip to your butthole."
In a time where social media can conflate false representations of life with reality, both Teigen and Baldwin are examples of women in the spotlight who use their platforms to express authenticity and rawness, valuing their bodies for way more than how they look. Hopefully, their posts encourage other women to see the beauty and strength of their own bodies rather than harp on unrealistic standards.