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A Style Blogger Shares a Candid View of Her Body Postpartum, 1 Month After Birth

A new mum who wears many hats as a beauty and style blogger, has never shied away from Instagram to reveal her postpartum body after giving birth to a beautiful baby boy, Zendé.

Charmaine Daudu gave birth to her son a little over a month ago and she has been refreshingly real about her body since Zende’s arrival.

Under one photo she posted, “I have to say, I love that lil pouch . . . should I call it my fanny pack?”

“Anyway, it was Zen’s home so I’d be lying if I said I wish it would go away faster . . . I’m still emotionally attached.”

I have to say, I love that lil pouch…should I call it my fanny pack? ? anyway, it was Zen’s home so I’d be lying if I said I wish it would go away faster…I’m still emotionally attached lol …to recap : 1 month, C-section recovery, 9.3 baby, and I gained approx 55lbs …this belly is shrinking mainly from breastfeeding and I’m still in awe! The female body is absolutely fascinating. That being said, I too, got sucked into all the post baby body madness and I purchased one of those belly binding things… ( amazon prime + 2am feedings…bad combo ??? ) anyway, I tried it on for a minute and it hurt my back and made me feel claustrophobic ? so I had one of those moments when you shake your head at yourself lol ? I took it off and sent it flying across the room like a slingshot ? So while I really do appreciate the advice, I’m going to keep letting this pouch run its course and then start my workouts and just hope that I can have a 4pack by summer ? …ya girl loves a mean bikini ?I just thought I’d share for those that may feel badly about a lingering belly…we’re all different! Don’t be too hard on yourself. PS mamas…when did you start working out again? And how about the fabulous belly line ? did yours fully fade? How long did it take ? I love hearing all your different experiences ( I think it’s helpful for other readers too so feel free to share! ) ? #newmom #mamaspice?? by @charmsie

The inspiring mum shared in a post one week after giving birth,

“Giving birth is one hell of a ride, not to mention the months prior to the actual labor . . . so give yourself some credit! I think it’s fantastic to feel motivated and inspired by others, but at the end of the day, we can only be ourselves. If you’re comparing your after to someone when you didn’t even have the same before, you are already setting yourself up for disappointment. Be kind to yourself, the world can be cruel enough as it is . . . and if you just gave birth, you’re pretty much a superhero, so extra armor comes with the territory.”


Motherhood 101 : As a tradeoff for the life provided, the constant care, and loss of sleep, you may use your baby as a tummy roll blocker and push up bra for the occasional pic …they’ll think they’re on a hammock, and you’ll think you’ve bounced back ?? this is called team work, and you’ve earned it ?? #Mamaspice?? by @charmsie

This mum sure knows how to encourage other mums and reveal the truth on how many postpartum bodies ‘bounce back’.

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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