Although I feel like I talked about this a million times before, I think it won’t hurt saying it again: having a baby will not mess with your body. Unless that’s what you want. And in this case, you don’t have the pregnancy to blame but only yourself. But that’s another story I won’t get into right now. I just want you all to focus on what Arizona Muse said about pregnancy and post baby body.
Arizona is one of the most sought – after models of the moment (and by “moment” I mean three seasons already). But did you know she’s also a mother to a 3yo baby boy, Nikko? You know what that means, right? That means that Arizona Muse was pregnant. And look at her now!
When questioned about juggling modeling career and baby, post baby body and so forth, Arizona said it would be better to shape your career prior to having a baby. (hit the jump for an answer to “why that”) and also:
You just have to give your body time. You can’t have a three-month-old baby and think, ‘That’s it for me.’ I tell mothers that you have to wait a whole year before you start judging your body, before you start working on it.
Now, call me Arizona, call me anything you like, but most of all, call me “I told you so”! You’re not being pregnant for three months, now why ask of your body something as radical as forgetting about the pregnancy in the next three months after you’ve given birth? They say nine months to put on the baby fat, nine months (at least) to take it off. And that’s no joke.
Now I said I’d give you some good reasons as to why (or not) should you establish a career before having a baby. The pros? Well, you’re financially stable, duh! And you have that page of your life already mapped out, you don’t need to nurse your baby and shiver with insecurity about your job. That way you can concentrate on your wee one alone (hopefully, ideally). Either way, what you need to understand when you’re taking the pregnancy boat is that you need time. Patience and time. And the rest will follow.