Should we be praising the baby body ‘snapback’?

Photos like Hart’s should be inspirational, not aspirational, she says. If you feel like working out post-baby, go for it. If not, Ross tells her patients, the year after giving birth is “a pass.” She explains, “Realistically, it takes least nine months to feel and look like you did before you embarked on the pregnancy journey. So many major physical and emotional changes are happening in a relatively short period of time, and it definitely counts as a major life milestone.”

“Don’t pressure yourself to get your pre-pregnancy body back and create other expectations that you may not achieve. Life usually gets back to normal as everyone adjusts with an open mind, patience, and understanding,” she says. Remember: What’s normal for Hart and baby Zo may not be normal for you.

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