An overwhelming majority of the public discourse surrounding one's body after birth is wildly — and harmfully — inaccurate. In tabloids and the media, returning to one's pre-baby body is regarded as a necessary triumph, the final chapter in every new mother's story. However: attaining one's pre-pregnancy weight is…
I am 36 years old, married with children. I am also fat. I am 5'6″ and I weigh about 250lb. In April I found out I was pregnant. This was not planned and was totally unexpected. For a myriad of reasons we decided not to continue with the pregnancy. At that point, I thought the hardest part was over. How wrong I was.
Though their careers don't depend on quickly returning to the catwalk, about two thirds of the 6,200 new moms polled in a British survey said they feel pressure to lose weight as quickly as possible after giving birth.