Kate Middleton Post-Baby Body Media Coverage: Disrespectful to Women?

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Is the media coverage of Kate Middleton's post-pregnancy body, which became THE topic right after she gave birth to the Royal Baby, disrespectful to women?

Kate Middleton Post-Baby Body

Since the moment she and Prince William presented Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge to the world, her figure became a talking point.

Reactions to her appearance ranged from positive to negative to just plain curious.

“Why Does Kate Middleton Still Have Her Baby Bump?” screamed one headline.

“Kate Middleton's royal baby post-bump is a boost of confidence for mums everywhere,” another said. "How can she look so pretty just after giving birth?"

One fashion blogger wrote “in all honesty, the dress was not pleasing to the eye, neither was the stomach. I hope she gets her post-maternity bod soon.”

Scores of Middleton-related search terms clogged the web, such as “diet,” “post baby bump,” “belly,” “stomach,” and “why does Kate Middleton still look pregnant.”

Kate remains wildly popular, but could the whole thing signal that society’s obsession with her looks puts unrealistic stress on mothers and women?

“The media’s neuroticism over Kate’s post-pregnant looks is brainwashing women," human behavior expert Patrick Wanis told Fox News.

How? He says that the intense coverage implies all women will be "judged and criticized unless they meet the new standard - unattainable perfection."

“The obsession with the perfect female body is spiraling out of control.”

The same DAY she gave birth, a weight loss tabloid cover from OK! sparked outcry thanks to its “Kate’s Post-Baby Weight Loss Regime" headline.

As for the medical reason her “bump” is still showing, experts say it takes around 10 days for a woman's womb to contract back to its normal size.

Many praised Kate for her "bravery" in challenging one of the taboos of pregnancy - the post-partum belly - and for not recoiling from the spotlight.

Basically, she's not image-obsessed and doesn't care what people say, and certainly isn't holding out for a huge tabloid photo spread a la Kim Kardashian.

Just the same, when it comes to the media, critics say it's all too much.

“The focus should be on how she feels as a mother and the love and nurturing she will express as well as the bond between her and her newborn," Wanis said.

"Rather than whether or not she still looks hot. And hot for whom?”


I think she looks gorgeous i mean she had just given birth 24 hours ago i mean show me one person who gave birth and has a flat stomach the next day the media can be so cruel to people they post adds about people being bullied when they are the biggest bullies around


So sad people would focus on this. I had 4 kids and had the same problem after them. Mine was mostly water, which is probably all hers is, and after about 3 days it all went away She is beautiful.. just let her be happy


Are you fucking kidding me? She JUST had a baby! It's not gonna go down right after! Shit, this pic was taken how long after she gave birth again? It happens to EVERYONE! Whoever wrote this is probably a fat hag that's jealous to the max!


Cum on people she just finish giving birth and its normal to sill have her baby bump gossh


"He says that the intense coverage implies all women will be "judged and criticized unless they meet the new standard - unattainable perfection."" Oh waaah. Get over it. Every single one of us are judged every single day for not meeting unattainable perfection. That's the new standard? That's been the standard for a while. What rock have you been living under? You know what the trick to getting by is? Not giving a F what others think. When you whine and complain and make such a big fuss over it, you give strength to the judging as if it matters in some way.


I have a 4 month old...I still have post baby belly which I am proud to have! I don't plan to lose weight anytime soon because I'm breastfeeding..
It don't matter to me what people have to say..because they don't know


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Personally I think Kate looks great, so big deal she has a stomach, a lot of women have that, not uncommon. She is definately beauiful.:)
My stomach after baby was the opposite; I had a big hole :)
I think that was more unusual :)


she looks great and after a woman has a baby her belly will be swollen with water weight for up to a couple weeks after delivery


Personally, I thought she was looked absolutely radiant and happy. Tired, but happy, and healthy. That's what really matters here!

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Kate Middleton Biography

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A celebrity gossip mainstay since at least 2006, Kate Middleton is Prince William's lady friend. These two dated off and on for many... More »
Reading, England
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Kate Middleton