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.
Being pregnant and then caring for that baby is exhilarating, but it also brings along a shocking change in lifestyle and psychology. After 5 years of motherhood (6 including my first pregnancy) I'm still at a loss of words to adequately convey the loss of independence and autonomy that accompanies the many joys of parenthood.
I felt a very strong internal drive to return to my pre-baby weight and pre-baby clothes. It was just a small way to try to reclaim some of the person that was lost at the dawn of parenthood.
I don't intend to minimize the impact of seeing all these celebrities back at their pre-baby weights within weeks. That is definitely a factor too, and also they seem to do it in unrealistic time frames.