It’d be an understatement to say that pregnancy changes a woman’s body. Women at a healthy weight typically gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy and many end up with stretch marks, loose skin and cellulite. Some are left with C-section scars, diastasis recti (a condition in which your abdominal muscles separate as a result of pregnancy) or urinary incontinence.
All that said, you just created a fully formed human — you're a superhero. And of course your body is going to change!
Acceptance, however, is way easier said than done, especially with the societal pressure to “bounce back” to your pre-motherhood weight ASAP. Let these body-positive celebs and influencers inspire you to embrace your postpartum self, stretch marks and all.