Hollywood actress Tika Sumpter dropped some jewels for other new moms about the snap back game for the Coveteur.
The new mom has been speaking out about this unrealistic expectation and feeling the pressure to get back in shape only a few months after giving birth, telling women not to worry and reminding them they’re still healing.
See what Tika told Coveteur regarding the topic
On the post-baby “snap back”:
There’s a lot of pressure to do that, but I think, one, it’s unrealistic. Two, it takes almost a year for your body to heal. Everyday people who have jobs and more than one kid, they’re looking to us to inspire. I think sometimes we push false claims about snapping back, when really, we have people helping us, whether it’s trainers or people come to our houses. So I try to tell women, don’t feel the pressure of feeling that way. The pounds will come off, it just takes time, and you do what you can. You walk around your neighborhood, you try to eat better and make better choices, but it’s not realistic to ‘snap back’ a month later. You just pushed a whole human being out of your body, and had one sitting in there for almost nine months.
On new moms taking time for themselves:
I think it’s important, in general, to take time for yourself and take care of yourself, especially having a child. You pour everything into the child, and I think it’s important to remember, if you’re in a relationship, to continue to build that and have a night out with your significant other, and also you and your friends. Even though you’re not the person you were, being around your friends, they remind you, ‘Oh, this is why I’m great, I’m still me, I’m not just a cow for my child,’ [laughs]. Or a milk factory. It’s good to be reminded you’re still cool.