by Missy Jaramillo
Although many celebrities are proud of showing off their bodies after a pregnancy, not everyone feels the same way, especially women who struggle to lose the weight. Actresses and singers who have access to professional trainers might have a better chance of shedding the extra pounds for the cameras. However, everyday women don't always have the time to get back to "the way they were" before their pregnancy calendar began. In turn, many new moms experience a hit to their self-esteem and confidence.
One woman who's constantly making strides in the world of royalty, fashion and now parenthood is Kate Middleton. Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son, George Alexander Louis, who will one day inherit the throne. However, all eyes weren't just on her baby when she stepped out of the hospital after her delivery - many people noticed her post-baby bump as well, according to the Daily Beast.
What surprised many onlookers was that Middleton wasn't shy about her post-baby body and made no effort to hide it in front of the public. This comes as a shock to people who generally assume that all famous women - with or without children - look beautiful and flawless when in front of the media.
"Kate shows what a real mum looks like - and natural is beautiful," Siobhan Freegard, motherhood expert, told the Royalty. "Undoubtedly over the coming weeks the Duchess will work hard to regain her figure, but on her first appearance as a new mum she's proved herself a healthy role model for real mums around the world."
Dropping the baby weight
If you've put pressure on yourself to lose your baby weight sooner rather than later, there are a few ways you can achieve your goal. First, it's important to talk to your doctor about whether you're in the best position to be exercising. He or she can let you know which moves are safe before you hit the gym. Once you get clearance, try to walk as much as possible to get a bit of physical activity into your day, even if you don't have time for a full workout. For instance, taking the stairs instead of the elevator can make a big difference over time.
How did you lose your weight after you gave birth? Did you find it difficult to shed those extra pounds? Leave your feedback in the comments section!