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How new mothers can cope with postpartum body issues

Rayen Luna Solar, 27,  33-week pregnant,

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A 33-week pregnant woman is seen by a midwife in a routine checkup.

A Norwegian fitness trainer recently stirred up lots of controversy by posting a selfie taken four days after she gave birth. Caroline Berg Eriksen was wearing a hot pink bra and black panties in the selfie, showing a post-partum belly that looked like a bikini model's:

 

Earlier this year, another fitness blogger posted a very fit picture of herself surrounded by her three sons ranging from 8 months to 3 years, challenging other women with the declaration, "What's your excuse?"

Some call these photos inspirational, while others saying the pictures put tremendous and unfair pressure on new mothers who aren't able to achieve six pack abs. For more we've reached out to Dr. Jessica Zucker is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles specializing in women's health with a focus on reproductive and maternal mental well-being.


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