The latter two spoke about the pressure to ‘bounce back’ in a new ep of Ashley Graham’s Pretty Big Deal podcast, in which Rosie admitted to being body shamed for putting on 55lbs (24.9kgs) while carrying her son Jack.
"I was kind of taken aback by some of the comments that people had… and the narrative around how women are supposed to look,” the 32-year-old told Ashley, who is currently expecting her first child. “It was just shocking to see someone write, ‘Another Body Ruined After a Baby.’ I was like, what the fuck? Sure, I haven’t bounced back, it’s seven months later, but like..."
"I was quiet for a couple days, but you get on, it makes you stronger," she continued. "But really it was more like, really – are we still at a place where we have this pressure of ‘bouncing back’ after a baby?”
Of embracing her changing body, Rosie said, “Listen, I enjoyed myself. I let the reins go. It’s a new experience, so you’re kind of like, ‘Well, let’s see how this goes’. And six months in, I was like, ‘What? This is crazy! It was an intense journey. It was so magical to see – towards the end I just walked around naked. So, by the end I just felt really empowered in my body, but it took a minute to get there.”
Rosie had a hard time returning to her pre-baby exercise routine and admitted that it gave her a new respect for those who don’t like working out.
“I will say working out in the gym and looking back at myself and feeling like shit, I was like, now I understand how hard it is for some people to get to the gym," she explained.