Liv Tyler Speaks Out Against the Pressure to Lose Baby Weight: “Just Be Kind to Yourself”
Mom-of-three Liv Tyler isn’t putting any pressure on herself to drop the pounds after welcoming daughter Lula Rose in July. The former Lord of the Rings star told Peoplethat spending time with her “beautiful baby girl” is more important that putting in hours at the gym.
“Just be kind to yourself,” she said to new moms feeling burdened by the prospect of losing the weight quickly. “Everyone is different. Everyone’s body is different, everyone’s birth experience is different.”
“Some people’s body type is that they totally look normal right after [birth], and [for] others, it takes many months. But I think it’s best to focus on your health and the health of your baby and bonding.”
Clearly, the 39-year-old is taking her own advice to heart, saying her favorite fashion pieces at the moment are “beautiful cotton or silk pajamas—loose things where you can’t see my belly too much because it’s that transitional period [where] I don’t think people can tell if you’re pregnant or you’re just chubby.”
Blake Lively, who is pregnant with her second child, has echoed the same sentiment. “I think that a woman’s body after having a baby is pretty amazing. You don’t need to be Victoria’s Secret-ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer. I mean, you gave birth to a human being!” she said. “I would really like to see that celebrated.”
While she’s not pushing herself to snap back into shape, Tyler does make her postpartum health a priority, saying she relies on a bit of help to find some me time. “In the early days, it’s so tricky to balance your time between taking care of your child and taking care of yourself, so if you can have a bit of help, it’s so nice,” she said. “I think it’s important for women to be supportive of each other.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.