Mom Angers World After Showing Off 6-Pack 3 Days After Giving Birth (PHOTO)

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caroline berg eriksenOne surefire way to get a mom to roll her eyes? Seeing another mommy drop her baby weight without even trying. It's annoying. It's frustrating. Why? We are jealous, of course. Well, get ready to meet the most eye-roll-worthy woman in the history of motherhood. Just three days after giving birth, Caroline Berg Eriksen showed off her washboard abs and taut, trim thighs via an Instagram pic. Needless to say, the haters have come out of the woodwork to attack. Take a look at the controversial image and judge for yourself:

Of course I understand the annoyance. People say she is making women feel more pressure than they already do. Most of us don't look like that three years after having a baby, much less three days. We can't help but make comparisons even though our circumstances are completely different. Berg Eriksen is married to an athlete and her only job is to sculpt that chiseled body of hers. Seriously. She is a fitness blogger. So it actually is her job to look good.

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Not only that, people have leapt at her throat without giving credence to the caption that accompanied the photo. She wrote, "I feel so empty" because her baby bump is now gone. I am sure a lot of women who enjoyed their pregnancies can relate to that.

But I suppose it's much easier to hate this woman than celebrate her. Something similar occurred just a couple months ago when mother-of-three Maria Kang was accused of fat-shaming women. She had posted a revealing photo of herself with the headline, "What's Your Excuse?" Admittedly, that was a bit infuriating. I am sure she meant it to be a motivational method, but it was a slap in the face to many moms. But Berg Eriksen's case is different in my opinion. She says she was told she would never get her body back. And she is simply celebrating the fact that she has. 

If women feel bad about themselves after seeing her photo, that has more to do with them than her. Losing the baby weight is a major struggle for most of us. I would go as far as to say it's terrorizing. And it can greatly affect self-esteem. But that is not this woman's fault. I'll be honest, I would hate to have to look at a BFF with such a ridiculously hot post-baby body. But if I did, I would be genuinely happy for her even if I occasionally rolled my eyes.

What do you think of Berk Eriksen's photo? Do you think it's an insult to other moms?


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Lilit... Lilith.23

Maybe the pic was before her giving birth,before she got prego...just saying. Well anyways what's my excuse? Well i ain't got none cause I'm pretty much in love with myself.

mamat... mamatreat

If this is in fact a real photo of her 3 days after giving birth, more power to her.  I do have to question it a bit because your uterus doesn't shrink that quickly.  I don't see why people are slammed for actually looking good and being proud of it.

Austi... Austinsmommy12

Can't hate her. If I had that body 3 days after birth (or anytime other than when I was 18), I would sure as hell be flaunting it. Maybe it WAS a pre-pregnancy photo though. Just saying she missed the bump. That's VERY hard to believe just 3 days after, but who knows? Maria Kang IS a totally different story. Her words were meant to be bitchy and to brag. I don't care what the woman retracted later on. The pic was staged, and so was she.

nonmember avatar zach

Women are so weird. Why in the world would you hate someone because she looks fantastic? She's not saying, "I look better than you do. Nanny nanny boo boo." She's just proud. More power to her. I'm gay, and I still think she's sexy :)

Crystal Reavis

Who cares? She looks great!! Good for her! I wish I could look that good now and my son is 5 lol.

Kim Martin

Believe or not ladies, there is actual women that drop back down to their previous weight after having a child. i did just a few days after. i was 115 before, 132 while pregnant, and dropped right back down to 115. I'm not bragging, i'm just stating that every body is different, you can't help what happens. Just love yourself for who you are, not what you appeal to others.

nonmember avatar carrie

@Austinsmommy, I disagree that Maria Kang was being bitchy. I think she was just happy to show off her toned abs and fit physique. She was trying to motivate women to get in shape. Maybe "what's your excuse" isn't the best tag line, but she made me think about that long and hard. I do have a million excuses, none of which is valid.

Prett... PrettyGirlMyers

The people hating are just jealous. It's much easier to make excuses and insult other people than admit that you're lazy and unmotivated and using the fact that you had a baby as a reason for letting yourself go.

femal... femaleMIKE

She must not have had heavy bleeding. I had to wear bigger underwear than that.

Sara Isbell-Hill

Good for her IF her baby was a healthy, normal birth weight. I would like to see belly pictures before she gave birth. It took me 3 months of busting my a$$ but I quickly lost 55lbs with an 8lb baby.

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