Anne Hathaway Reminds Us Not to Feel Ashamed of Gaining Weight Post-Baby – Kveller
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Anne Hathaway Reminds Us Not to Feel Ashamed of Gaining Weight Post-Baby

Moms are always made to feel self-conscious about their post-baby bodies–no matter who you are. It’s as if the world doesn’t care that you formed an entire human being inside your own body–it’s the fact that you didn’t lose the extra baby weight that matters apparently.

This is why Anne Hathaway wrote a powerful message on her Instagram this past Monday about the pressure to lose weight after having a baby. Anne welcomed her first child in March with her Jewish husband Adam Shulman. Along with the message, she posted a photo of a pair of jeans that had been turned into shorts, along with a pair of scissors and measuring tape. The caption reads:

“There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer’s are just too dang short for this summer’s thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It’s all love (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx #noshame #lovewhatyouhavebeengiven”

This isn’t the first time Hathaway has opened up about how women’s bodies are objectified. She previously revealed how her trainer body-shamed her at the gym shortly after she gave birth to her son Jonathan. On the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” in May, she said:

“If somebody says, ‘I had a baby 13 years ago,’ you say, ‘You look great.’ That’s what you do. That is the etiquette. So I say to this guy, ‘I had a baby seven weeks ago.’ And he goes, ‘Oh, trying to lose the baby weight?'”

According to Anne, she “cried a little bit” afterwards–which is the saddest thing ever. It’s terrible that new moms are made to feel this way, just because their bodies aren’t “the same” after. Why should it matter what someone looks like?

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