Why you should not rush your postpartum ‘snapback’ – a doctor’s advice

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New moms should not be put under pressure to find their pre-birth bodies
New moms should not be put under pressure to find their pre-birth bodies

How do you define motherhood? Extraordinary, inspiring, exhausting, overwhelming, terrifying – so many things, and each woman will experience the event differently.

But when it comes to body image, studies have shown most women feel a high degree of dissatisfaction. And outside pressure, particularly through social media, to lose weight is making matters worse.

First time mother, actress Omuhle Gela shared her postpartum update with her followers on Instagram. She detailed how she is in no rush to “snapback” and pressure herself to get back to her pre-Caesarean birth body.

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