When Kelly Howland went to the store with her newborn baby, she was probably expecting her tiny, adorable daughter to get a lot of attention from fellow shoppers.
What she didn’t expect, however, was to be approached by another woman who was trying to sell her weight loss products when it was clear that she had just given birth. While Howland knew the woman was just doing her job, she was also well aware that she had been specifically chosen for the sales pitch because of her postpartum body.
That’s why she took to Facebook to talk about the unrealistic expectations that society has for moms and their physical appearances after bringing new life into the world. Her message is something we all need to hear.
“We all know that this culture hammers into postpartum women a lot of physical insecurity about their bodies after delivering their miracles from their wombs. I don’t think I have to spell out for a single woman the cultural pressure that postpartum mothers face regarding their physical appearance. We know. We all know. She knew. And that’s why she approached me,” she said.