Angelica Celaya shared a heartfelt message about her weight gain during pregnancy. 1
"This has been a year of transformation. To start, I had to gain weight for the biggest role in my career, [playing] Jenni Rivera on Mariposa de Barrio. Then, I continued gaining weight for the biggest challenge of my life!! #AngelAlessandro I had never put my body through so much in such a short period of time. And all I can say - IT'S WORTH IT. #38weekspregnant," the Mexican actress wrote on Instagram.
Jennifer Lopez said she loved her "weird jiggly" post-pregnancy belly. 2
J.Lo gained about 50 pounds when pregnant with twins Max and Emme, now 9. "When I got pregnant I remember watching my back, belly and butt grow and thinking, 'I will never be the same again,'" she told UK's Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine.
"Then I remember right after the twins were born having that weird jiggly belly and kind of loving that. Because I earned that jiggly belly," she added.
Shakira admitted that losing the baby weight was "stressful." 3
"[Losing baby weight] is the only thing that's been stressful," the singer told reporters in 2013, after giving birth to her firstborn, Milan. "I knew I had to come back here to do The Voice two months after I had delivered a baby. I didn't have my four months of maternity like every woman on earth has. I'm not trying to complain, but it's been a process full of challenges."
Galilea Montijo opened up about being bullied while pregnant with son Mateo. 5
The Mexican TV host revealed that she was bullied by some men when she gained almost 40 pounds while pregnant with son Mateo, in 2011.
"Men don't understand what it means to give birth, to give life, because as women the last thing we care about is the pounds we put on as long as your baby is healthy and in your arms, thank God. That's why I gained the best pounds of my life. I was exceptionally happy when I ate." Montijo said in 2013.
Hilary Duff said she "had fun putting on weight' while expecting son Luca. 6
"My whole life I’ve worked out and exercised and been in the public eye and always kind of watched what I ate. And [being pregnant] was like a free pass and it was a blast," the former Disney star said in June 2012, after giving birth to son Luca.
She added that she would "try not to gain as much weight" if she gets pregntant again. "But I had fun [the first time]. I wouldn’t go back and change it because I had a lot of fun," she said.
Drew Barrymore gained 40 pounds during her second pregnancy and was "totally fine" with it. 7
"I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. I gain like about 40 pounds a pregnancy, which is totally fine," the actress told in E! News in 2014, while pregnant with her and then-husband Will Kopelman's second daughter, Frankie.
Anne Hathaway shared some inspirational words about post-pregnancy weight loss. 8
"There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx," the actress wrote on an Instagram post in August 2016, five months after becoming a mom for the first time.
Carolina Sandoval of 'Suelta la Sopa' has spoken openly about the pounds she put on during her second pregnancy. 9
"As I've always said, each pound we put on is for love to our belly, where our babies lived for nine months," the TV personality wrote on Instargram. Now, after giving birth to second daugher Amalia Victoria, she has been faithfully wearing girdles and even launched her own line of shapewear.
Naya Rivera revealed she gained 60 pounds while expecting son Josey. 11
"Weight wasn't something I wanted to focus on, so I ate anything and everything and had a blast," she told Fit Pregnancy in 2016.
While pregnant with Valentina, Salma Hayek gained 50 pounds. 12
She was in no rush to lose it either. In 2008, she told People, "It takes you nine months to get it, and nine months to lose it. There are shortcuts, but it’s not good for the baby."
Earlier this year, Ciara revealed she has dropped 20 pounds since giving birth to baby Sienna. 13
Her weight in June stood at 178 and she revealed a scale photo to fans to share her post-baby journey. "I said I wasn't going to gain 60lbs carrying Sienna, and... I did exactly that!! 😌... 4 weeks after her birth I lost 20 lbs. This Weeks Goal is 10lbs. I was 183 yesterday," she wrote.
Amber Rose reached 202 pounds when expecting her son Sebastian. 14
in 2013, Amber told E! Online, "It's hard to get off baby weight. It's a different kind of weight because for nine months you stretch your stomach out, and then it's hard to get that back."
Kim Kardashian gained nearly 60 pounds while carrying her second child Saint. 15
Eight months after, she shared this scale photo weighing in at 125. "I haven’t been this in years!!! 5 lbs to go!” she wrote.
Jessica Alba gained over 50 pounds while pregnant with Honor in 2008. 16
She revealed to Self in 2010 that she wasn't stressing the post-pregnancy weight either. "I’ll take the sagging boobs. I'll take the cellulite I can never get rid of," she said.
Beyonce went up to 194 pounds while pregnant with Blue Ivy. 18
Beyonce lost 65 pounds after, and shared her story with her fans on YouTube. "I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back. I know that there's so many women that feel the same thing after they give birth. You can have your child and you can still have fun and still be sexy and still have dreams and still live for yourself," she said.
Zoe Saldana weighed 185 pounds while pregnant with her twins, Cy and Bowie. 19
The actress revealed that bouncing back felt impossible. "Your body changes dramatically, inside and out. You grow in places you never knew you could, and you are tired beyond belief. In some cases more than others, your body experiences a kind of trauma through childbirth that is difficult to explain unless you've had that experience," she wrote.
Mariah Carey was 70 pounds heavier after having twins, Moroccan and Monroe. 20
"In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I had so much edema … water and swelling. Most pregnant women have that just in their feet,” she said in a 2011 interview with Us Weekly. That's totally unfiltered.