Celeb moms set standard for losing baby weight

bethenny-frankelMy Monday newspaper column on moms losing the baby weight – which many SouthernMamas readers contributed to – focuses on the trend of celeb moms who quickly drop the baby weight. Then take a lot of criticism for doing so.

Bravo star Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York recently came under fire after she lost 30 pounds of baby weight three weeks after giving birth. Read the column here. (A big thank-you to the SouthernMamas readers who shared their takes for the article)

In response, a Savannah mom emailed me about a Pregnancy & Body Image Survey her grown daughter is working as part of her doctorate in psychology at Berkeley. The study is looking at postpartum moms, body image, and exposure to postpartum celebrities in the media. It is online, anonymous, and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. Anyone who does it can be entered in a drawing for $20 gift cards to Target. The survey is online now through July 31. Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested!

Any new moms who have had their FIRST child in the last 12 months can do the survey. Click here to take the survey.

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