Post-Baby Body Wars
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|Thu, 08-23-2012 - 10:00am|
At some point in the last several years, we officially became a nation obsessed with celebrity moms, their babies and their back-to-perfect-in-a-jiffy bodies. Walk past all those celebrity magazines in the grocery store aisle, and you can’t help but wonder: How do Tinsel Town mamas look so good?
In a curious role reversal, Janice Min, the former editor-in-chief of Us Weekly and current editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, recently shared her embarrassment about her own post-baby body. In a New York Times story, “Can a Mom Get a Break?,” Min describes how her local manicurist asked when her baby was due—four months after her daughter had been born. Min reasons that she delivered a 6-pound, 10-ounce baby at age 42 and asks: “Can’t I get a free pass?”
Interesting how the roles were reversed on her! Have you been feeling the pressure to get your pre-baby body back since giving birth? Do you feel as if magazines and celebrity gossip sites add to that pressure?