Thank you, Hilaria Baldwin, for showing us what a post-baby body looks like: 

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. 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 ❤️🙏🏼. Common questions last time were: Did I have a c section?: 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.

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The wife of actor Alec Baldwin posted this pic a day after giving birth. See her stomach? Yes, it just grew a baby. How on Earth could we imagine it would be flat and toned? Oh right, magazines like these: 



Women’s bodies do not go from carrying another human to looking like the celebs on these covers overnight—and they shouldn't. Baldwin is already super fit (she's a yoga instructor), so we don't want anyone comparing their body to hers. But we do love that she's being open about the realities of pregnancy. As the slideshow she posted on Instagram shows, the human body changes slowly, and that's really a beautiful thing:

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