Tia Mowry Gets Real With Postpartum Body Message on Instagram

Sister, Sister star, Tia Mowry, is rocking her mama status.Sister, Sister star, Tia Mowry, is rocking her mama status as she embraces her postpartum body just seven weeks after delivering her baby girl.

Tia Mowry may best be known for her role on the popular show Sister, Sister, but mamas everywhere are giving her supermom points as she’s sharing with the world that she loves her postpartum body — belly and all.

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The 39-year-old actress is also a health and lifestyle fitness guru, and knows the importance of positive body image. Though she admits it was hard, she posted a picture of herself seven weeks postpartum, telling the world that some pregnant women get rid of baby bellies faster than others, and she’s not one of them.

7 weeks #postpartum. Some #pregnant women after giving birth no longer have a belly after 7 weeks. While others it may take a little longer. Me, I’m the latter. I remember after giving birth to Cree, my belly didn’t all of a sudden go flat. I did have a C-Section, (as well as with my second pregnancy) and I thought something was wrong with me. I had seen in magazines the many women on the beach a few weeks #postpartum in a two piece. To be honest, it had to take time for me to embrace my new body. With this second pregnancy, I now have embraced that fact that I’ve housed a human being. A miracle. A life. If it takes a while for me to get back to my normal self, than so be it. This.Is.Me. And I love me. ❤️ #momlife #motherhood #7weeks

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She also shared that after she had her son Cree, who is almost seven-years-old, her body was similar in that it didn’t bounce back as she thought it would. She said that it was an unrealistic expectation that she had.

Mostly, she admitted, it was the pictures of women in magazines two weeks after giving birth wearing two-piece swimsuits that made her feel like her body wasn’t normal, but after taking a while to embrace her body, she’s learned that she most certainly is very normal. Mowry says her body was the home of two human beings, a feat she calls miraculous in and of itself.

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She said that if her body took a while to get back to her ‘normal’ self, that was fine with her and she loved herself.

What’s so great about the fact that she shared her still larger belly almost two months after giving birth is that she recognizes that women need to have more realistic images of what we look like once the baby is no longer there.

Too many of us feel like failures ourselves if we aren’t back into our jeans two weeks later, and that’s perpetuated by so many pictures on social media with women showing their very flat bellies so soon after birth.

Photos: Tia Mowry/Instagram

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