There's an overwhelming pressure for new mothers to bounce back to their "pre-baby" body. Don’t even get me started on the number of products — stretch mark creams, boob lifts, stomach flatteners, and more — that are created to help women achieve this "goal."
As a leader in the body-positive movement, I hate to admit that I fell victim to this mentality after I had my first child, Marshall, last March.
After his birth, I looked down at my body and hated what I saw: a saggy stomach, lumpy thighs, and no waist in sight. I panicked at the thought of how the outside world would receive me. My first thought was to hide and work out constantly (hidden in my living room).