Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Reveals Her Real Postpartum Body in ‘Most Vulnerable’ Post
Ali Fedotowsky-Manno welcomed her second child, son Riley Doran, on May 24. The former Bachelorette got real on her social media Monday, showing a series of photos of what the reality star’s postpartum body really looks like. The new mama of two described her post as “her most vulnerable post ever” and fans are applauding the blogger for her honesty.
The 33-year-old mother explained it wasn’t an easy decision to put herself in such a vulnerable light writing, “I’ve gone back-and-forth 1 million times in my head on whether not I wanted to post it. But at the end of the day, I know it’s important to be open and honest about my postpartum body in hopes that it helps even one person out there who is struggling with their own body image.”
“If you swipe to see the second photo in this post, you see that my body has changed,” she added. “My skin around my stomach is very loose and stretched out, I’m 15lbs heavier than I used to be, and my cup size has grown quite significantly.”
Ali Fedotowsky-Manno also used an Instagram story to show her “extra fat” and “loose skin” around her belly while admitting she was “so nervous” to expose her post-baby body writing, “This is what my body really looks like and I am okay with that. I LOVE my body!”
The lifestyle blogger wrote a supporting post to her Instagram post expressing her thanks and gratitude to her supportive following but wanted to clarify that she is just like any new mother struggling to get her body back.
“I’ve gotten so many comments from people on my recent Instagram photos saying that they can’t believe how much I bounced back to my pre-pregnancy body.
Or someone will say something like, ‘I wish I looked that good after having a baby!’ ” she wrote. “And while I appreciate the positive comments, you guys are always so good to me, I keep trying to explain that I’m just good at picking out clothes that flatter my body and hide my tummy.”
“And I’ve tried to assure many of you that I haven’t completely bounced back and that my body has changed – a lot! But as much as I say that, I feel like it’s hard to believe unless I show you guys. I want you all to see me as I really am, and to know that I’m not perfect and I struggle with my postpartum body just like many other women out there do.”
Ali is also a mother to her two-year-old daughter Molly who she shares with her husband Kevin Manno. The former Bachelorette admitted she bounced back quickly after the birth of her daughter but the second time around may not be as easy. “And look, everybody is different. I bounced back pretty quickly after I gave birth to Molly,” she admitted. “But things are different this time and I’m okay with that.”
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Riley will be screaming his head off and then I put him in this hold and he immediately calms down. Any other parents have babies that do this? An invention needs to be created make it easier to hold your child this way without your arms totally giving out! Shark Tank idea! Oh and I snagged this white tee at the Nordstrom sale yesterday. It’s under $20 and the absolute perfect white tee! I linked it on my blog. www.AliLuvs.com #linkinbio #perfectwhitetee #aliluvs #nsale #affordable #affordablefashion http://liketk.it/2wx5H
“I’m learning to love my body and embrace how it’s changed. I hope I get back to my pre-pregnancy shape one day, but that may never happen. And if it doesn’t, that’s okay.”