Even today, it’s a general expectation in society that women will simply snap back into shape after giving birth. This flawed perception is a result of shame: for years, women have hidden their postpartum bodies under baggy clothing, only emerging after getting back in shape.

This is only exacerbated by the fact that many celebrities, who can afford nannies and personal trainers, are able to return to their pre-pregnancy bodies almost instantly, giving the impression that this is normal. It certainly isn’t. There should be nothing secretive or shameful about the after-effects of putting your body through the incredible pressure of giving birth. Every single woman who has ever experienced a pregnancy has also experienced changes to their body, so why is it such a secret?

Thankfully, some celebs are now choosing to break the stigma and share their own postpartum bodies, hoping to normalize this stage of pregnancy once and for all.