Hilaria Baldwin posts underwear selfie 24 hours after giving birth

Hilaria Baldwin with baby Leonardo.
Hilaria Baldwin with baby Leonardo. Photo: Instagram/HilariaBaldwin

Hilaria Baldwin has shared an intimate photo of herself on Instagram just one day after giving birth for the third time.

The 32-year-old yoga teacher, and wife of actor Alec Baldwin, says that she wanted to get real about what postpartum bodies look like.

"I took this yesterday when Leonardo was about 24 hours old. I did the same thing right after Rafael was born," she writes in the caption.

She continues: "It always makes me a bit nervous to do something like this, but I feel that in the age of such strong body shaming, I want to do all that I can to normalise a real body and promote healthy self esteem."

 

I took this yesterday when Leonardo was about 24 hours old. I did the same thing right after Rafael was born. It always makes me a bit nervous to do something like this, but I feel that in the age of such strong body shaming, I want to do all that I can to normalize a real body and promote healthy self esteem. Many of you know that I love to show the process of life's experiences on the body and I am a firm believer in how a good diet and the right balance of exercise make us happy, healthy, and strong. So from here on, I want to dedicate the majority of my #366daysoflivingclearly #hilarialcm daily posts to getting back in shape and I invite you to do it with me ❤️🙏🏼. Common questions last time were: Did I have a c section?: No, I pushed him out Where are all the pads for bleeding?: I took them out briefly to snap this pic as there is a limit to how much you need to see 😂. Where am I?: in the hospital room bathroom #glamour Oh, and no filter. Just brightened it up a bit.

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Adding that she is a "firm believer" that a good diet and exercise can make us happy, healthy and strong, Hilaria also notes that she will be dedicating many of her Instragram posts to documenting her efforts to get back into shape.

"So from here on, I want to dedicate the majority of my #366daysoflivingclearly #hilarialcm daily posts to getting back in shape and I invite you to do it with me," she writes.

The mum of three also used the post to share details of Leonardo's birth.

"Did I have a c section?: No, I pushed him out," she writes.

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"Where are all the pads for bleeding?: I took them out briefly to snap this pic as there is a limit to how much you need to see.

"Where am I?: in the hospital room bathroom #glamour," she jokes.

"Oh, and no filter. Just brightened it up a bit."

Many of Hilaria's followers have praised her for posting such a raw and honest photo.

"Thank you for normalizing the human postpartum body! The celebrity world has a way of always glamorising 'body after baby!'

"This takes a lot of strength and confidence and I for one thank you for your courage! You're beautiful inside and out," said one commenter.

"I love that you share your real body, cellulite and all. I like that you show us your imperfect body. It makes us realize we don't have to look beautifully perfect after having a baby. Messy hair and all in this picture, you're real," wrote another.

However, some have questioned whether the photo will do much to help other women come to terms with their postpartum bodies.

"Normal??..You must be joking.. As a nurse I have seen plenty of women 24hrs after delivery, and this isn't reality," wrote one annoyed Instragrammer.

"This [picture] will just make the truly 'normal' postpartum [mum] feel bad about her body.. Ridiculous!"

"My belly looks like that after I eat chipolte," another commenter wrote.

The mum-of-three is not camera shy and posted a similar underwear selfie on her Instagram account about a week before she gave birth.

 

💙 #baldwinbabybump3 #366daysoflivingclearly #hilarialcm

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That received  more than 8,000 likes and prompted lots of admiration from her followers.

 "If I ever decide to have a baby, you best believe I'll be watching her pregger yoga videos," one woman wrote.