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Lara Walsh
Aug 09, 2016 @ 9:00 am

After becoming a first-time mom in March, Anne Hathaway is using Instagram to make peace with the intense pressure she and other new moms face to quickly shed baby weight and return to pre-pregnancy figures.

"There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever)," the Oscar-winning actress began her empowering post, which features a pair of jeans that have been cut and repurposed into denim cutoffs. "There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all)."

The Les Misérables star then reflected on an experience that she and many other women know as well: "There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs."

The 33-year-old concluded her inspiring message, "Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love. (don't let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx," and added the hashtags #shame and #lovewhatyouhavebeengiven.

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The actress's post, which she shared on Monday, was quickly flooded with supportive messages from fans who have been struggling with the pressure to lose weight. Now this is something we can all get behind!

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