When tabloids talk about celebrity new moms losing their baby weight, you'd think it was a race. It's not. And that's why these celebs are (thankfully) rebelling.
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Love Your Postpartum Body
Who dropped the postpartum pounds the fastest? Who debuted her post-baby body on a magazine cover? How much did she gain during her pregnancy?
These are the questions celebrity moms face when it comes to their bodies after baby. So when we hear high-profile moms embracing their postpartum figures, we celebrate with them. Let's take a look at 5 celebrity moms who didn't focus on fast weight loss, but instead, embraced the postpartum period and their post-baby bodies.
While recently promoting her new film Divergent, the actress said she's in no rush to lose the baby weight.
"I have to say, so much attention is placed on this thing of bouncing back after a baby," she said. "I don't advocate fast weight loss at all after a baby, because you are nursing, you can't, you have to eat and you have to be well... throwing myself into some workout regimen is crazy."
She added: "Having just had a baby, I'm not going to be thinking about my arse."
Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon had great perspective after welcoming her third child, son Tennessee, in September 2012.
At just 3-months postpartum—when the media asked how she's "bouncing back" to her pre-baby body—the Oscar-winner kept it real: "I don't know if I'm bouncing back. I'm slowly crawling back," said the actress, who's also mom to daughter Ava, 14, and son Deacon, 10.
Currently expecting her second daughter, actress Drew Barrymore didn't stress over losing the baby weight after welcoming her baby girl Olive in September 2012. (Here she is just two months after giving birth to Olive!)
"I'm still working on it, but I'm not worrying about it," she said after her first pregnancy. "We live in a society where everyone's like, 'Look at how amazing she looks two weeks out [from giving birth].' I don't want to be on that hamster wheel; that's hell. I'm never going to have the kind of body that makes me excited about bikini season. I've never had a 'beach body.' But I want to feel like I'm showing up and doing my best. My goal is to be nice to myself, gentle toward myself, during this process. It's such a sacred time."
The new mom is happier than ever—and so not worried about her weight: She told US Weekly that she's not going to be consumed with getting her pre-baby body back. Find out why, here: Jennifer Love Hewitt: Baby Weight Doesn't Stress Her Out.
Check out Celebrity Baby Scoop for all 5 Celebrity Moms Who Embraced Their Post-Baby Bodies!
—By Jenny Schafer
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