Hilaria Baldwin Shares Post-Baby Body Pic Just 24 Hours After Giving Birth

Hilaria Baldwin

It feels like only yesterday that Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcomed their third child, a son named Leonardo, into this world. Well, actually, it's only been a couple days, as baby Leo was born September 12! After spending just one full day with her new bundle of joy, Hilaria felt inspired to discuss a topic many new mothers often try to avoid: postpartum body image. Hilaria Baldwin's post-baby body pic is a must-see that, hopefully, will encourage moms to love every inch of who they are.

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Hilaria's postpartum selfie, captured 24 hours after giving birth, is all about keeping it real and living a #nofilter life.

I took this yesterday when Leonardo was about 24 hours old. I did the same thing right after Rafael was born. It always makes me a bit nervous to do something like this, but I feel that in the age of such strong body shaming, I want to do all that I can to normalize a real body and promote healthy self esteem. Many of you know that I love to show the process of life's experiences on the body and I am a firm believer in how a good diet and the right balance of exercise make us happy, healthy, and strong. So from here on, I want to dedicate the majority of my #366daysoflivingclearly #hilarialcm daily posts to getting back in shape and I invite you to do it with me â�¤ï¸ï¿½ð���ð��¼. Common questions last time were: Did I have a c section?: No, I pushed him out Where are all the pads for bleeding?: I took them out briefly to snap this pic as there is a limit to how much you need to see ð���. Where am I?: in the hospital room bathroom #glamour Oh, and no filter. Just brightened it up a bit.

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As Hilaria says on Instagram:

It always makes me a bit nervous to do something like this, but I feel that in the age of such strong body shaming, I want to do all that I can to normalize a real body and promote healthy self esteem.

So true, Mom. So true.

I can remember how I felt after giving birth -- and all the questions I had but was afraid to ask, out of fear of being called self-absorbed.

How would my body change now that I gave birth? Would things go back to "normal"? Is this the new normal?

I felt like I had a manual or how-to book for everything else (breastfeeding, swaddling, how to take care of a baby) except for that. The truth is, you don't always know what to expect once the delivery room lights are off and you head home with baby.

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What's awesome about Mom's pic is how simple and relatable it is. No matter your clothing size, the color of your skin, or if you ate a gluten-free diet, almost every mother who gives birth will have somewhat of a postpartum belly -- and guess what?

It's normal.

You can't help but appreciate Hilaria's honesty and her willingness to put herself in front of the camera, so she can chronicle her progress online. (God knows I wouldn't and didn't.)

You just never know who needs the encouragement to embrace their body.

 

 

Image via hilariabaldwin/Instagram

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