Saturday, March 20, 2010

Two Quotes, Alotta Wrong: Bouncing Back Post-Baby Body Bullshit Take 1000

Here are two actual quotes from Vogue's recent profile of Super-model Gisele Bundchen:

  • "Benjamin was born at home, in warm water in a deep bathtub that overlooks the Charles River. 'I wanted to experience the transformation,' says Gisele. A midwife friend of hers came in from Brazil as did her mother; her husband was there too. Gisele meditated through the birth.

  • "She's regained her figure, apparently instantly and with no more exercise than some yoga on a mat in the living room. 'I think it's muscle memory,' she says.
Instant pre-baby body bounce backs are neither realistic, nor healthy and the fact that celebrities are joining this bullshit bandwagon to increase their mystique as super-human is more than annoying, its a public health menace.

I'm not including a picture in this case because its photoshopped and its a result of lifestyle adaptation that are not available, nor recommended for women who have just given birth.


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  2. I will say if you onlu gain 20 lbs with your pregancy you will bounce pack faster then if you gained 40 lbs.

    Yet, I will say 99% of mother cannot return to their former body in 3 months.