Jessica Simpson is wearing what under her sweats?
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).
She posted a picture of herself in jogging gear and captioned it "Just stretching it out in my rubber corset. The joy of postpartum."
Jess is joking (kind of) but there's some serious science behind her workout underwear. Research suggests that postpartum wraps (what Jess calls a "rubber corset") can help moms get back on their feet and walk farther after a C-section.
Cheers to keeping it real, mamas!