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Zooey Deschanel Pushes Back Against Unrealistic Expectations For Moms

When it involves postpartum physique picture, Zooey Deschanel refuses to simply accept society’s unrealistic requirements.

In an interview with Redbook, the actress and mother to eight-month-previous Elsie Otter expressed her concern with the assumption that ladies ought to instantly “bounce again” after being pregnant.

“To anticipate somebody to appear to be her pre-child self instantly is odd,” Deschanel advised the journal. “Because you simply grew a human after which birthed that human — there’s rather a lot that wants to return to the place it was. All your organs transfer round, for chrissakes!”


Deschanel seems on the May cowl of Redbook.

The “New Girl” star, who gave start to her first baby with husband Jacob Pechenik in July, shared how motherhood has modified her world. “I’ve by no means actually felt like an grownup,” she stated. “But I assume it is an enormous accomplishment to have a toddler, so perhaps I really feel like an grownup for that cause.”

Having a child additionally impressed Deschanel to take a step again and decelerate profession-clever. “I assume it is good on your entire self — your artistic self, your skilled self, and simply your soul — to take a while for your self and your loved ones,” she stated. “You can spend your entire life going after issues, however I assume you danger lacking out on some actually highly effective self-reflection.”

Wise phrases from an superior new mama.

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