It’s a common topic among mommy peeps. The baby weight! I think that’s the most common thing I hear about when people talk about pregnancy and being a mommy. People want their pre-baby body back. I admit, I am one of them. I thankfully lost all the extra weight I had gained but I think I did it in a healthy way. I exercised my whole pregnancy and I tend to eat healthy. After having my son, I breastfed and did the belly band. I think those things helped me. Everybody is different though.
There’s a new trend thanks to celebs that has moms going out of their way to stay slim while pregnant. It’s a trend they’re calling Mommy-rexia. I saw a clip about it on the Today Show. They talked about celebs like Bethenny Frankel, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman and Victoria Beckham who barely showed a bump when they were pregnant. The story mentioned Bethenny rocking a bathing suit on a cover of a magazine just one month after giving birth. Heidi Klum famously strutted down the runway just 6 weeks after having a baby. The thing is, there’s a concern that these women set an unrealistic example for non-famous moms to keep that weight off and if you gain weight – get it off overnight.
The big concern with Mommy-rexia is what it’s doing to the baby. If mom isn’t eating enough, then the baby isn’t getting enough. The whole thing is just selfish. I know most people will tell you that they don’t pay any attention to people in Hollyweird. I don’t have that luxury, they’re all around me! You have to admit though, good or bad, they have some influence. Did you feel a lot of pressure to get your pre-baby body back in a hurry?