Mums Share How They Looked 7 Hours After Birth, Compared To Duchess Of Cambridge
The Duchess gave birth at 11.01am that day, and appeared on the steps of the private maternity unit at 6pm, introducing her son to the world.
BBC Woman’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey tweeted to say how “amazing” Kate looked, saying that most women post-birth look like a “sack of spuds”. “If you’re willing to share your truth, tweet us,” she wrote on 24 April.
Little doubt that #DuchessofCambridge looks amazing Most women post-birth look like a sack of spuds. I'd post an image of me but you'd need help afterwards. If you're willing to share your truth, tweet @BBCWomansHour— Jane Garvey (@janegarvey1) April 24, 2018
And mums responded to the tweet with their own recollections of how they looked after giving birth.
“Me and Kate seven hours postnatal. I’m the one on the right, in case you’re wondering,” one mum tweeted.
Another mum wrote: “This is me, 18 hours after giving birth. Massive post-partum haemorrhage, several units of blood and emergency surgery, and I still look like death warmed up. Note pale skin, swelling and general exhaustion.”
This is me, 18 hours after giving birth. Massive post-partum haemorrhage, several units of blood and emergency surgery, and I still look like death warmed up. Note pale skin, swelling & general exhaustion. #newmumpic.twitter.com/dRzULBTyS5— Sally (@Tupperwarepanda) April 24, 2018
Another mum shared a photo of herself asleep while holding her baby, writing: “Seven hours post-birth and weeks of recovery needed after!”
7 hours post-birth and weeks of recovery needed after 😂💙 pic.twitter.com/VDyelM8kOV— Lea (@LeaW638) April 24, 2018
Many other mums followed suit.
No make up, my hair is greasy. I look exhausted. But this is me... warts and all after having my baby 11 weeks ago! (The smile is real!) pic.twitter.com/S7xmcPFOH7— Kalpana Boodhoo 📻 (@kallyboo) April 24, 2018
I love that me and my son have the same battered and confused look on our faces! pic.twitter.com/wW6ACcuIn4— Lemon Shark (@lemonsharky) April 24, 2018
This is me and my wife, about 2 hours after our son was born. Poor thing, she was exhausted. pic.twitter.com/Tp7PjNNmaR— Helen Reeve (@Helen_Reeve_) April 24, 2018
I didn’t get out of bed for 15 hours post birth, let alone put high heels on and went outside! pic.twitter.com/gmbOiEex1g— Dawn (@_gryffindawn) April 24, 2018
Another mum encouraged others not to be ashamed of what they looked like after giving birth, “I’m proud of this photo and don’t care what I looked like,” she tweeted. “How we look right after we have our babies is not important - there are more important things to focus on. I enjoyed watching the clips of the Duchess yesterday and hope people can be happy for her.”
Proud of this photo & don’t care what I looked like. How we look right after we have our babies is not important - there are more important things to focus on. I enjoyed watching the clips of the Duchess yesterday and hope people can just be happy for her rather than find fault. pic.twitter.com/jsTwAAJFBA— Kara Sutherland LRPS (@karasutherland0) April 24, 2018
And others shied away from sharing photos of themselves, instead posting memes on Twitter exaggerating how bad they thought they looked after having a baby.
Kate Middleton 7 hours after giving birth vs. Me 7 years after giving birth. pic.twitter.com/b3zP5KZfsD— Julie Vick (@vickjulie) April 24, 2018
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