Celebrity Moms  Who Refused to  ‘Lose the Baby Weight’ 

By Thea Glassman

Feeling stressed about baby weight? These actresses have the most inspiring messages for you.

These messages are all about taking your time, not putting pressure on yourself, and being as kind to your body as possible.

From Anne Hathaway to Kerry Washington, we tracked down stars who have opened up about their postpartum bodies and the healthy mindsets they’ve developed around weight.

So sit back, relax and let these women remind you that you’re doing just great as you are.

“There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all)..."  - Anne Hathaway

"It's OK if you still have a belly bump. That's what happens. It's natural. It's normal."  -Tia Mowry

"Especially so soon after a baby, I'm like, 'It's okay, I don't need to fit into my jeans for a while,  I'm all right." - Eva Mendes

“It was rumored somewhere that I was working out a week or two after he was born... I felt like, ‘Oh, that makes women feel like they have to start working out’ — like, ‘Oh celebrities work out right away.’ I was like, ‘No way!’"  -Kerry Washington

"It takes your body nine months to get there — really ten months. So I'm trying to be patient but I'm working hard. And I think now more than ever, I appreciate my body and what it's done for me." - Hilary Duff

"I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese. The only thing I'm feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!" - Pink

“It took nine months to build. It should take nine months to get off... I wanted fettuccini alfredo. I didn’t want a barbell.” -Drew Barrymore

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