Daphne Oz is a television host, the daughter of Dr. Oz, and a mother. She gave birth to her third child, Domenica Celine, on December 4, 2017, according to her Instagram.
Like many new mothers, Daphne has a lot to deal with these days — and one of the things on her mind is the change her body has gone through since giving birth.
Many women feel unhappy with, or even ashamed of, their bodies after giving birth. Many work out and go to great lengths to get their bodies back to the way they were “pre-baby.”
But Daphne took to Instagram to do the opposite. Instead, she bared her postpartum belly for her 200,000 followers to see, embracing all the changes. Daphne admitted that she feels as though she still looks three months pregnant, despite being seven weeks postpartum — but that didn’t stop her from sharing her body with other moms who might need to hear her message.
Keep scrolling to hear what Daphne had to say about postpartum bodies.
Photos 1,2: Instagram / Daphne Oz
Two months after giving birth, many moms are starting to get back into the swing of things — but their bodies may not be.
Daphne recently took to Instagram to talk about her postpartum body, hoping to show other women the reality behind giving birth.
Posing in front of a mirror to show off her belly, Daphne wrote, “seven weeks post partum, still looking three months pregnant.”
While many mothers feel pressured to bounce back to their pre-baby bodies right away, Daphne stayed candid about her body, writing, “There is no bounce-back, it’s all onwards and upwards. Every day has moments of total splendor and also a decent number of WTFs.”
Even though Daphne’s body might not look all that different now than it did before giving birth, she knew it was important to share.
Daphne says her message is important for new moms because “we see so much of how glossy motherhood can be and not enough of how real 3D life is always complicated.”
Now that companies are moving away from retouching images or setting unrealistic standards for women, words like Daphne’s really are important.
Instead of hiding and being ashamed of their postpartum bodies’ slowness to “bounce back,” Daphne’s post encourages women to be proud of what their bodies have done.
What do you think about Daphne’s post? Would you have been brave enough to share your postpartum body online for all to see? I’m not sure I would have been!
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