Hilary Duff gave birth to son Luca Cruz Comrie only a couple of months ago, but the starlet is feeling a lot of pressure to lose the baby weight and fit in with the typical Hollywood moms who get stick thin just days after having a baby (we're looking at you, Angelina Jolie.) However, it's not exactly easy to drop baby weight when you're trying to care for a newborn.
"I think if you ask any pregnant mom, they're like 'I want my body back,' but it takes time. It takes nine months for your body to get that way and it's putting on that weight on purpose," she commented to US Weekly recently.
The actress is reportedly getting in shape with Pilates and the elliptical machine, according to various posts on Twitter. However, she's more concerned with spending time with her little guy. The latest milestones? He's rolling over and getting used to baths.
"He used to scream getting out of the bathtub, and he only does that three times a week instead of every day," she told the magazine. "And he's just happy."
A child's happiness is the most important thing when it comes to pregnancy and it seems like more and more celebrity moms are learning this. Still, others are going to extreme lengths to lose weight. Where do recent celeb moms stand on that spectrum?
Hey, have you heard that Beyonce had a child? Yeah, Bey has been on the receiving end of a lot of attention - and speculation - since she gave birth to first daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January. The singer returned to the stage over the Memorial Day weekend sans 60 lbs. of baby weight.
And how did she lose the weight? Lettuce and hours on the treadmill, she told the audience at the new Revel Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. However, she's actually using a trainer to push her through hours of workouts and plenty of protein shakes, water, pineapple and other healthy staples.
So, it sounds like she's doing it safely, but that's a lot of weight to lose in less than six months.
Bollywood star - and former Miss Universe - Aishwarya Rai is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. However, she's now on the end of some pretty harsh criticism for not losing weight in the four months since she gave birth to her first child.
Critics and fans are calling her horrible names, saying she should be forced to lose weight for their benefit.
"She is a Bollywood actress and it is her duty to look good and fit," one commenter said, according to US Weekly. Another wrote that she "needs to learn from people like Victoria Beckham who are back to size zero weeks after their delivery."
Is Rai bending to the pressure? Nope! She's said she just wants to be happy and spend time with her child. Take that, haters.
Photographers captured actress Bryce Dallas Howard outside of her Beverly Hills home looking nothing like the thin redhead we're used to seeing. It's easy to see that she hasn't been concerned with losing weight since the January birth of her second child, but that may have something to do with post-partum depression. The actress admitted that she suffered from serious depression after having her first child in 2009.
"I felt I was failing at breast feeding. My house was a mess," she wrote in a post on Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP newsletter. "I believed I was a terrible dog owner. I was certain I was an awful actress."
Her friends and family eventually helped her get out of the depression.
Does that matter to some, though? No. She's been the subject of some really mean comments since the pictures went viral online. Fat shaming is still alive and well.
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