Former “The Chew” host Daphne Oz was thrilled to welcome her third child with husband John Jovanovic in December.
The mother of three and cookbook author kept her fans updated on her pregnancy through social media, posting photos of her growing bump on Instagram.
It’s been seven weeks since the family welcome little Domenica Celine, but Oz said her bump is still very much present, according to Entertainment Tonight.
And now she’s pointing out why that’s not a bad thing to share with the world.Daphne Oz/Instagram
Oz wrote on Instagram that she wanted to show the less glamorous side of motherhood, so that new moms would realize that not everything is always perfect — including post-baby bods.
The star wrote:
Seven weeks postpartum, still looking three months pregnant. 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.
The mother of three pointed out that real life motherhood isn’t as easy as social media sometimes makes it look. Oz wrote on the post:
I especially want the new mamas out there to hear that, because we see so much of how glossy motherhood can be and not enough of how real 3D life is always complicated (and better for it).
Oz went on to say that motherhood can sometimes be scary, but it’s all worth it in the end, thanks to your little ones:
You’re (sic) experience will be just right for you. prepare to be amazed by some things and horrified by others. motherhood is as complex and wonderful as the woman.
According to Baby Center, it’s completely normal for women to have a “pregnancy pouch” for some time after giving birth. Most women’s uteruses don’t even return to normal size for six to eight weeks.
Fluids and fat accumulated during pregnancy could also take months to disappear— and sometimes, they won’t go away entirely.
And it seems other celebrity moms can relate to Oz’s struggles, based on their reactions.
According to E! Online, Jessica Alba commented on the post, “I feel ya girl.” And Tamera Mowry-Housley said she still gets asked if she’s “pregnant or not” even though her daughter is two.
Looks like the post-baby body struggle is real regardless of fame, and it’s time nervous new moms took note.