Is there pressure to be a Yummy Mummy?

October 24, 2015
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When I see movie stars on the red carpet, within sometime as little as six weeks after giving birth,  all back in shape, I just can't believe my eyes.

How do they dó that?!

I mean, they must still be wearing sanitary pads for postpartum bleeding. How can they look so svelte, so fast? It just doesn't seem natural.

Enter the Belly Bandit


Then I stumbled upon a nifty gadget, called the Belly Bandit. And I thought: 'Ahaaa! Thát's how they do it.' Because the Belly Bandit pulls in your post pregnancy tummy, making it look like there never was a baby in there at all. But it did make me stop and think:

'Why would women want to wear such a thing, if not for thinking it's not okay to look like you had a baby.'

And that's a sad message to get.

But just go to your average baby stuff website, and you're greeted by words like Yummy Mummy and women looking thin and happy.

So I feel there ís a pressure to be a Yummy Mummy.

Do you think there's a pressure to look like a Yummy Mummy nowadays?

5 comments

  1. This is interesting. I always wondered how they looked so thin after delivery. I was swollen for at least 2 months after I had each of my sons. Doesn't seem natural to want to hide this. I was proud of my swollenness because I knew I had grown a life, and what a blessing that was. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  2. The worst part is when someone asks when the baby is due. Oh well we all get over it sooner or later. There certainly does seem to be a pressure like you say.
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    1. Yeah, that question really sucks Kathleen!

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  3. I think there is pressure out there. It's hard for people that haven't had a baby, to understand that the celebs have an army of helpers and secrets that is simply unobtainable for most of us. Thanks for linking to #featurefridays

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  4. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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