"I want to do all that I can to normalize a real body."

By Lindsey Murray
Updated January 31, 2017
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Just 24 hours after giving birth this week, Hilaria Baldwin snapped a selfie in the hospital bathroom mirror, wearing only her bra and underwear. The yoga star’s goal? To show what a woman’s postpartum body actually looks like.

“It always makes me a bit nervous to do something like this,” the 32-year-old mom of three wrote on Instagram, “but I feel that in the age of such strong body shaming, I want to do all that I can to normalize a real body and promote healthy self image.”

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This isn’t the first time Baldwin has stripped down to document the physical effects of childbirth. In the weeks after her son Rafael was born last year, she posted a (#ShrinkingBaldwinBabyBump) to show how a mother’s body returns slowly.

It doesn’t happen right away for anybody, not even supermodels. By six weeks postpartum, most new moms lose about , per the National Institutes of Health. Ideally the rest of the pounds melt away with a healthy eating plan and fitness routine.

Baldwin brought up this longer-term goal at the end of her latest Instagram post: “I am a firm believer in how a good diet and the right balance of exercise make us happy, healthy, and strong,” she wrote. We love that Baldwin is promoting getting fit in a healthy way, even if it takes time.