Being pregnant has its pros and cons. Along with bringing a tiny human into this world, your body also changes forever. Saggy breasts, stretch marks, varicose veins, and weight gain are all part of the deal. And accepting the scars can be tough for most of us since we’ve never had them before. And unlike how we see it on social media, pregnancy is not all glamourous where you flaunt your baby bump in a bodycon and snap back to your pre-pregnancy belly soon after birth. And just like us, even celebrity mums deal with mesh panties, pumping milk, stretch marks and cellulite. Here, we bring you 6 celebrities who got real about their pregnancy on social media. Take a look:
1. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen is one woman who doesn’t shy away from getting real on social media. And it was no different after giving birth. The model and wife of the All Of Me singer, John Legend was quick to give her fans a sneak peek into her life after having her baby. Chrissy proudly sported her mesh undies as they are the life support you need to fit your giant pads and your belly skin that seems like they have dropped after delivery.
Chrissy has previously posted a pic of her thighs that shows stretch marks with the caption ‘Whateves.’
2. Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson was no different when it came to showing off her pregnant belly and stretch marks. The actor posted a picture where she looked tan around 33 weeks of her pregnancy. She wrote ‘Verified Greece!?! Nooo.. the munchkin and I are spending the rest of our Summer in the back garden, waiting for their little appearance! I’m officially in week 33 of pregnancy… Embracing my body and my bump.. stretch marks, weight gain and everything in between #MOTHERHOOD.’
3. Kim Kardashian
Have you ever dreaded stepping out simply because you have to wear shoes and you can’t bear to fit into those shoes again? Pregnant ladies know what we’re talking about. Kim Kardashian posted this pic of her feet somewhere around her third trimester.
4. Sameera Reddy
Sameera who was once fat-shamed has learned to embrace her body post-pregnancy. The actress who has also dealt with weight issues has learned to love herself and her body. She wrote, ‘I wanted to celebrate the beauty of the bump in my 9th month. At a time when we feel the most vulnerable, tired, scared, excited and at our biggest and most beautiful!? I look forward to sharing it with you guys and I know the positivity will resonate because we all are at different phases of our lives with unique sizes and we need to love and accept ourselves at every level.’
5. Hillary Duff
The actress posted this pic on her Insta handle to encourage and inspire women of all ages to embrace their bodies. The actress wrote that she is thankful for her body as it gave the greatest gift of life – her son. Hillary wrote, ‘Ladies, let’s be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed. You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well. ‘
6. Amy Schumer
The comedian and actress has been vocal about body positivity for quite some time now. And when she became pregnant and embraced motherhood, the case was no different. Amy’s insta feed is filled with images where she is embracing everything about pregnancy. Amy was trolled online and received a lot of criticism when she posted a pic of herself doing stand up soon after birth. Responding to the trolls the actress posted the pic with the caption, ‘Sending out love to the moms shaming me for doing standup last night!’
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with our bodies. But with these celebs leading the way, it does make loving our body a little easier.