‘I am sick of seeing girls with six packs after birth’: Georgia Kousoulou hits out at ‘unrealistic’ pictures of new mums who instantly snap back into shape
Georgia Kousoulou has hit out at new mums who share snaps of themselves omce they quickly bounce back into shape after giving birth.
The Georgia & Tommy: Baby Steps star, 30, welcomed son Brody with fiancé Tommy Mallet, 29, in May last year, with the couple celebrating his first birthday at the weekend.
The former TOWIE cast member, confessed that she used to break down when looking at her post-pregnancy figure in the mirror before being told not to worry and that she’d ‘snap back’ into shape.
Unrealistic: Georgia Kousoulou has hit out at new mums who quickly bounce back into shape after giving birth
Speaking to OK! Magazine, the reality star said: ‘When I came out of hospital I still had a pregnant belly and that shocked me, because everyone said, “Oh you’ll snap back”. I didn’t snap back at all – I had a full-on belly and I was so swollen.
‘Then I decided to do a post with my belly out in just my bra and knickers. I was so nervous I texted Tommy asking if I should post it, and he said just do it, so I did, and it helped me and so many other mums.
‘I mean, who else is doing that on Instagram? No-one. I am so sick of seeing girls with six packs straight after birth. It’s not realistic and I don’t want to see it.
‘Going to the gym isn’t my priority. I’ve raised a child for a year, let’s celebrate that.’
Happy: The Georgia & Tommy: Baby Steps star, 30, welcomed son Brody with fiancé Tommy Mallet, 29, in May last year, with the couple celebrating his first birthday at the weekend
Georgia was inundated with supportive messages from her followers after posting her original Instagram post showcasing her body eight weeks after giving birth.
Many new parents sought comfort in the post sharing their gratitude to Georgia for being so ‘real’ and making them feel better.
In June she showed off her post-baby body in candid snaps that she captioned: ‘ THE REALITY .. all I heard when I was pregnant was “ you’ll bounce back “ your young etc .. It got in my head & I prob did think I would to an extent .. So you can imagine the first time I looked in the mirror 8 weeks ago I’m not going to lie .. I freaked out , my body wasnt my body I was used to no more , I had big stretch marks , I am wider & obviously a c section scar , I remember just crying ..’
Candid: Georgia was inundated with supportive messages from her followers last June after posting her original Instagram post showcasing her body eight weeks after giving birth
She continued: ‘NOW 8 weeks on this is me.. Iv done no exercise & ate what I want , when I can .. I now look at my body. & im proud , I’m proud I have grown a beautiful healthy baby, im proud I have got through the first 8 weeks..
‘But of course I would love to get in my nice size 10 Zara bits but that can wait for now , im giving myself minimum a year , for now I’m focusing on me & my baby. So BOUNCE BACK? the only place I’m bouncing to is TO BED to sleep when I can.
‘Let’s stop using these phrases to women!! yes you will come out of hospital with a bump still- it’s taken us 9 months to grow a baby, why are we expecting our bumps to go straight away? let’s just encourage mum to look after them self , there mental health & there babies , let’s stop adding more pressure on women , it’s hard enough! I hope being honest will help any other mummies know this is the normal ❤️ [sic].#
Loved up: The couple welcomed son Brady in June 2021 who was present for their Mexican proposal