There's the magazine cover photo of the new celebrity mom glowing as she looks down at the beautiful, sleeping baby in her arms—and then there's real life.
In real life, postpartum mothers are just as likely to be wearing diapers as their babies are, and bumps need months to deflate.
That's why we're so grateful for the way celebrities are ditching damaging narratives about postpartum perfection and embracing the messy authenticity of new motherhood. Thanks to these modern mamas, the rest of us are seeing our own experiences reflected in pop culture, and that lets us know we're not alone.
Here's to all the high profile mamas keeping it real in mesh panties, hospital gowns + girdles (because we're doing the same).
Amy Schumer was straight up about pregnancy during her entire pregnancy. She let us know when, where and how much she was puking and didn't sugar coat a thing. And she didn't let us down when sharing her postpartum experience either.
"Milf alert 1'clock," she captioned a photo that is the perfect snapshot of postpartum recovery. Someone else is holding her beautiful newborn while Amy is in the hospital bathroom, sitting on the toilet while hooked up to an IV pole. You cannot get more real than that.
Cheers to keeping it real, mamas!