Hilaria Baldwin Says Moms Beat Themselves Up, Trying To Be Perfect

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Celebrity mom and yoga extraordinaire Hilaria Baldwin is due next month with her third child with husband Alec Baldwin. She opened up for the new issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby about pregnancy, fitness, breastfeeding and more!

On mom’s putting too much pressure on themselves to do everything “perfect” – “I prided myself on being a Super Breastfeeding Mommy, but I was only able to breastfeed Rafa until he was 10 months old. I got pregnant again, and my milk supply went way down. But the fact that I didn’t breastfeed him for as long as I’d intended is okay. We beat ourselves up for not being perfect, but there’s something to be said for letting go.”

Hilaria says that she intended to have her kids drug-free during labor but that didn’t go according to plan. “I’d originally wanted to have my kids without drugs, but I ended up having epidurals for both,” she says. “It gives you just enough relief, so you feel happy and present but not numb. With Rafa, I labored without one for 15 hours, and I was in extreme pain. Then I got the shot, and suddenly I was smiling.” She joked, “I love giving birth, probably because of the drugs.”

On post-baby fitness, she says moms should strive for more. “So many women give up. They think, ‘I’m a mom now, so I’m always going to be out of shape.’ No! I’m of the opinion that just because we’re pregnant doesn’t mean we’re sick. Let’s be strong and in the best shape possible.”

 

Photo via Hilaria’s Instagram

 

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