I don’t really recall what my tummy looked like four days after giving birth but one thing for sure it did not look ANYTHING like this. Norwegian fitness blogger, footballer wife and new mom Caroline Berg Eriksen posted the selfie to the left just four days after having a baby. This story comes on the heels of Maria Kang, the “What’s Your Excuse” mom who posted a photo showing off her flat tummy while posing with three young children. Yes, it’s another mom who pops out a baby, looks incredible shortly after, and makes other moms feel insecure, jealous, envious and even mad.
Ms. Eriksen posts under the name ‘Fotballfrue‘ or The Footballer’s Wife. She is married to a Premier League player Lars-Kristian Eriksen. After she put the photo on Instagram, it sparked a fury of criticism. Writer Suzanne Aabel wondering if Ms. Eriksen “belonged to the same species,” adding, “in my eyes, this picture is wildly provocative.”
Ms. Eriksen replied to her critics saying: “I let out the picture because I’m proud of myself and my body for something as tough as a pregnancy / birth, and I think all mothers, regardless of the body shall be.”
Yes, but not all mothers would take a photo of their stomachs and post it for the world to see four days after giving birth. I know I wouldn’t. But you know, let’s just say, if you DID have a body like that after giving birth, wouldn’t you want to share it? Seriously, she looks amazing! And while there are those of us who have a sizable paunch after childbirth, there are others – like Ms. Eriksen – who don’t. We are all different and should respect those differences, and hey, if you got it, why not flaunt it? But you know what we need, photos of “normal” women four days after they’ve give birth to give more a reality to what happens to most women’s bodies. And Ms. Eriksen, is very much the exception not the rule.
Photo Source: Caroline Berg Eriksen/Instagram