Bye-bye, baby bumps! Hello, new bodies. Shedding weight after a baby can be almost as difficult as giving birth, and there's more pressure than ever for famous moms to slip into their skinny jeans right after their children are born. Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at how some famous mommies — from Kate Hudson and Cardi B to Khloe Kardashian, Blake Lively, Mila Kunis and more — have transformed their bodies post-baby, starting with Jenna Dewan… The dancer-actress hit the red carpet in January 2020 two months before giving birth to her second child, son Callum Kazee. Keep reading to see the swimsuit selfie she shared less than three months later…
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Jenna Dewan posted this swimsuit selfie with daughter Everly Tatum in the background on Instagram May 25, 2020 — less than three months after she gave birth to her first child with fiancé Steve Kazee, son Callum. In the preceding weeks, Jenna shared images and clips of herself dancing and preparing to work out post-birth.
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Blake Lively made a big announcement back on May 2, 2019, while attending the premiere of hubby Ryan Reynolds' movie "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu" when she arrived on the red carpet with a baby bump. Keep reading to see her red carpet return after she delivered her third child…
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Is this the fanciest post-pregnancy return to the red carpet or what?! Blake Lively showed off her post-baby bod on Jan. 27, 2020, at the premiere of her film "The Rhythm Section" in a sleek black velvet Dolce & Gabbana gown. Three months earlier, the actress's husband, Ryan Reynolds, revealed that they'd recently welcomed their third child.
Anne Hathaway cradled her baby bump while rocking a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta ensemble with a peplum waist that perfectly accentuated her belly during the "Modern Love" premiere on Oct. 10, 2019. Not long after that, her second child arrived…
Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman sparked speculation that their second child had arrived when they stepped out with their son, Jonathan, and a baby carrier in Connecticut on Dec. 8, 2019. Though they never officially announced baby No. 2's birth, the "Les Misérables" actress made it clear that he or she was here when she attended the Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 12, 2020, wearing a gorgeous gold Versace gown that showed off her trim post-baby body.
Joanna Krupa didn't shy away from flaunting her pregnancy curves in a white dress during an outing in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2019. Less than three months later, she welcomed her first child, daughter Asha-Leigh Presley Nunes. Keep reading to see how she showed off her post-baby body not long after that…
Just two weeks after she welcomed her first child, Joanna Krupa debuted her post-baby body in a curve-hugging LBD at the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament with the support of PokerStars and the LA Retired Fire & Police Association on Nov. 17, 2019.
Jessica Simpson cradled her baby bump while highly pregnant with her third child, daughter Birdie Mae Johnson, at the 25th Annual Fashion Footwear Association of New York Shoes on Sale Gala presented by QVC in New York City on Oct. 11, 2018. Her little girl arrived five months later, in March 2019. Not long after that, she debuted a major body transformation…
Jessica Simpson revealed on Instagram in late September 2019 that she lost 100 pounds in six months after tipping the scale at 240 pounds following the birth of her third child, daughter Birdie Mae. "[I'm] so proud to feel like myself again. Even when it felt impossible, I chose to work harder," she captioned a photo of herself during her "first trip away" from her new addition. The very next day, she showed off her post-baby body for the paparazzi during a Sept. 25 outing in New York City. But it wasn't the first time she showed off a major baby-bod transformation…
After gaining a bunch of weight during her first pregnancy, Jessica Simpson teamed up with Weight Watchers to get back on track. But then she got pregnant again! So when she gave birth to her son, Ace, in June 2013, she immediately jumped back on the Weight Watchers train — and the results were pretty fantastic!
Nine months after giving birth to her second child, Jessica Simpson looked better than ever! The singer ate healthy food and exercised regularly to help her lose the 60 pounds she gained during her two pregnancies. By March 2014, she was showing off her slim and toned legs in a pair of Daisy Dukes!
Diane Kruger was in full bloom in a floral maxidress while out and about in New York City on Sept. 4, 2018. She gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Norman Reedus, a daughter, less than two months later.
Less than five months after it was revealed she'd given birth to her first child with boyfriend Norman Reedus, Diane Kruger posted this photo of her gym-honed body after baby (in a bikini top, no less!). "Am I showing off ? F— yeah. 'cause it's been hard work to get my abs back. I didn't think it was possible after having a baby. And certainly not at my age," the actress, who gave birth at 42, captioned the pic she posted on March 16, 2019. "I want to thank [fitness influencer] @hannahbower2 for sharing her journey and helping me get motivated. I don't have a trainer, but I've been committed to get my body back. For myself first….but also for my 👻 The female body is AMAZING 😉 #andyesIminabikiniworkingoutcauseitshothereandwhynot."
Pippa Middleton, the little sister of Britain's Duchess Kate, gave birth to son Arthur, her first child with husband James Matthews, on Oct. 15, 2018 — just three days after she attended the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (seen here). Keep reading to see how fast she snapped back…
Two and a half months after giving birth to her first child, Pippa Middleton hit the beach in St. Barts on Jan. 2, 2019, revealing rock-hard abs. During her pregnancy, Pippa shared that she stayed in shape with swimming, stretching, and ballet-style barre workouts into her third trimester.
A week before she gave birth to her third child — daughter Rani Rose — pregnant Kate Hudson stepped out for smoothies with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.
Five weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Kate Hudson attended an event for the World Food Programme in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2018. A few weeks after that, she posted a midriff-revealing selfie in workout clothes, explaining that she was exercising again. "I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight 😉 and my strong body/mind back," she captioned it in part. "I want to bring you in on some of this journey." In December, Kate was announced as a 2019 global ambassador for WW — the company formerly known as Weight Watchers.
After months of speculation, Cardi B finally confirmed in April 2018 that she was expecting her first child with husband Offset. She's seen here performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards a few weeks after her baby bump reveal.
Just six weeks after giving birth to daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, Cardi B hit her first red carpet as a mom when she arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City on Aug. 20, 2018. Fans could hardly believe she'd had a baby less than two months earlier.
In September 2017, Kensington Palace announced that Duchess Kate and Prince William were expecting their third child. As one of the most photographed people in the world, millions watched Kate's baby bump grow and grow. Keep reading to see her less than a month after giving birth!
Duchess Kate revealed her post-baby body at Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's royal wedding on May 19, 2018. The nuptials took place less than four weeks after she gave birth to her third child, Prince Louis.
In September 2017, reports emerged claiming that Khloe Kardashian was pregnant with her first child. She waited until December to confirm that she was having a baby with NBA player Tristan Thompson, and in the months that followed, she proudly displayed her growing bump, as she did here at the Klutch Sports Group's "More Than A Game" dinner at Beauty & Essex in Los Angeles in February 2018.
In mid-July 2018, Khloe Kardashian took to her app to reveal that she'd lost 33 pounds since giving birth to daughter True Thompson three months earlier. She insisted she "didn't put any pressure on myself to lose the baby weight. I just wanted to get back to my regular routine from before I got pregnant, which was working out five to six times a week." Her trainer, Don Brooks, told TMZ that he helped Khloe by using his "Don-A-Matrix method," which uses "resistance training and cardiovascular exercises all in one movement." Khloe worked out six days a week at first then added some "two-a-days" to her routine, Don shared. In June, Khloe revealed details of the low-carb diet plan she used to shed pounds postpartum. "I'm currently on a low-carb diet that my nutritionist, Dr. Goglia, gave me. It has lots of protein, so I'm able to go all out at the gym," she explained before revealing the specific snacks and meals she eats.
In November, 2016, Amanda Seyfried announced that she was expecting a child with her fiance, Thomas Sadoski. The news broke after she was seen sporting a tiny baby bump on the red carpet. She continued to show off her bump at other red carpets too, including on March 1, 2017, at the premiere of "The Last Word."
Amanda Seyfried gave birth to her baby, a daughter, in March 2017. It was also announced around the same time that she and Thomas Sadoski had secretly gotten married, too! Double the fun!
Nikki Reed and husband Ian Somerhalder announced that they were expecting their first child in May 2017. When they announced, Nikki was quite far along. "This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast…because that's what they do, they grow so fast," Ian said.
Nikki Reed showed off her post-baby body a month after giving birth on Aug. 24 on Instagram. She posted this image of her in a yoga stretch with her brother. "'Hey brother stay away from my uterus.' Totally normal thing to say to your brother postpartum," Nikki joked.
Emily Blunt was very pregnant in this gorgeous blue Michael Kors gown with baby number two when she attended the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 2, 2016.
Emily Blunt showed off her bod post baby girl number two in a white David Koma sheath dress on Aug. 18, 2016 in New York. Emily gave birth to baby Violet in June 2016. She also has 2-year-old daughter Hazel with husband John Krasinski.
News broke in January 2016 that Keri Russell and her "The Americans" co-star Matthew Rhys were expecting their first child together. Keri, who has two older children from a previous relationship, clearly knew how to dress her baby bump stylishly — like here in a casual dress, a lightweight trench coat and a pair of white sneakers.
Keri Russell unveiled her post-baby body during the 70th Tony Awards in New York City on June 12, 2016. She looks seriously amazing!
Anne Hathaway, 33, first announced that she and husband Adam Schulman were expecting a little one back in November 2015. Over the holiday season, Anne proudly flaunted her baby bump in the ocean while in Hawaii. See her now …
In August 2016, Rob Kardashian's fiancée, Blac Chyna, revealed her pregnancy weight gain and post-birth weight-loss goal. "So I weighed in I'm 183lbs, and loving it! So far I gained 48lbs," the 5-foot-2 reality star wrote on Snapchat. "My goal weight after the baby will be 130lbs — I was 135lbs b4 the baby. I truly believe I will be 200lbs when I [deliver]," she added, "that's 17lbs away."
Nine days after welcoming daughter Dream with fiance Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna stepped out to reveal her post-baby body for the first time during a Nov. 19, 2016, visit to a Los Angeles cafe. The very next day, she posted Snapchat and Instagram videos of herself showing off her shrinking midsection while wearing sweatpants and a white crop top.
Rumors of a pregnancy had been swirling for a few months, but it wasn't until Carey Mulligan stepped out at the Tony Awards — she was nominated for her work in "Skylight" — that they confirmed the news. Although, despite the loose fabric of her gown, her bump was hardly noticeable. Keep reading to see her now …
Carey Mulligan made her first public appearance a month after giving birth to her first child, a daughter named Evelyn, with husband Marcus Mumford. By December, the 30-year-old "Suffragette" actress seemed back to her pre-baby weight in this high-fashion Gucci patterned-dress at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London on Dec. 6, 2015. She looks so good!
Duchess Kate barely gained a bump while pregnant with Princess Charlotte! Wait till you see her now …
A little over a month after giving birth to Princess Charlotte, Duchess Kate steps out for a fun day with her son Prince George on June 14, 2015. How does she do it?
Kelly Rowland remained pretty healthy and active during her pregnancy up until she gave birth to her son in Nov. 2014.
Within two months, the first-time mama had her pre-baby body back! Kelly Rowland promised to shed the baby weight within six weeks and she even launched the Get Your Body Back Challenge with her trainer in Jan. 2015. It certainly looks as if hitting the gym hard worked out for her!
Apparently Ashton Kutcher's baby mama kept trim during her pregnancy by taking yoga classes. The first-time mom looked happy and healthy after a workout in Los Angeles on Aug. 23, 2014. Just a month later, Mila Kunis gave birth to her daughter, Wyatt.
If Zoe Saldana looked particularly large during an outing with her husband, Marco Perego, in Los Angeles on Oct. 26, 2014, it's because two months later, she welcomed twins!
Blake Lively flaunted her baby bump — and flawless maternity style! — throughout her first pregnancy. She looked ready to pop a couple of weeks before she welcomed her daughter during an outing in New York City on Dec. 4, 2014.
Less than two months after she welcomed her first child, Blake Lively made the rounds at New York Fashion Week. She showed off her post-baby body at the Gabriela Cadena presentation on Feb. 12, 2015. Nice!
Scarlett Johansson kept her baby bump mostly under wraps while pregnant with her daughter, Rose. One lucky photographer managed to snap the A-list actress when she stepped out in New York City on July 12, 2014. Less than two months later, Scarlett's rep confirmed that she'd welcomed her first child.
Scarlett Johansson looked tiny next to Eddie Redmayne at a screening of his film "The Theory of Everything" in New York City on Nov. 3, 2014. It's hard to believe she'd only been a mom for a couple months when she made her post-baby body debut.
Kendra Wilkinson flaunted her pregnancy curves in a skin-tight orange dress at QVC's fifth annual Red Carpet Style event on Feb. 28, 2014. Three months later, she welcomed her second child, daughter Alijah.
Five months after she welcomed baby No. 2, Kendra Wilkinson stripped down to a one-piece swimsuit. The reality-TV star flaunted her fit figure during a day of fun in the sun at Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia, on Nov. 13, 2014.
Rosamund Pike looked ready to pop at the New York Film Festival premiere of her movie "Gone Girl" on Sept. 26, 2014. Two months later, she welcomed her second child with boyfriend Robie Uniacke. Shortly after that, her baby weight was gone, girl!
Whoa! Rosamund Pike showed off her impressive post-baby body in a backless white gown with midriff cutouts at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, 2015. Can you believe she welcomed baby No. 2 just a month earlier?
Doutzen Kroes flaunted her burgeoning baby bump in a skintight black dress on the red carpet at the Delete Blood Cancer Gala on May 7, 2014. Less than three months later, the Victoria's Secret Angel welcomed her second child, daughter Myllena Mae. You'll never believe what she did next. …
Just four months after she welcomed her second child, Doutzen Kroes stripped down to walk the runway in her underwear at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why she's a supermodel!
Kerry Washington is notoriously private about her personal life, and it was no different when it came to her pregnancy. In fact, she didn't admit she was pregnant until it became too difficult to hide her growing bump during the 2014 awards show season.
Within two months of welcoming her daughter Isabelle into the world, Kerry Washington showed off her post-baby body at the BET Awards in June 2014. If only we could find out how Kerry got her pre-baby bod back so quickly …
While carrying her son, Olivia Wilde welcomed her growing baby bump and even called it a badge of pride! One more thing this new mom should also take pride in is how quickly she got her pre-baby body back.
After giving birth to Otis Sudeikis in April 2014, Olivia Wilde was back on the event circuit within a few months. We're sure taking care of a newborn and running after a dog, plus regular exercise helped her slim down swiftly. Here the new mom is in June 2014. Wow!
You better believe that Fergie didn't slow down from her daily hikes when she found out that she was expecting her first child with hubby Josh Duhamel. In fact, the singer looked pretty fantastic even with all the baby weight she gained.
Shortly after giving birth to her son Axl in August 2013, Fergie was working hard to get her pre-baby body back! The fitness-loving star told Ellen DeGeneres that she was doing belly-dancing yoga and going on lots of hikes to lose the baby weight. And it certainly paid off!
Kim Kardashian reportedly gained a whopping 50 pounds while she was pregnant! After the reality-TV star gave birth to her daughter, North, she immediately went into hiding. Kim worked out hard, followed the Atkins diet and only emerged once she was happy with her bod …
Four months after giving birth to North on June 15, 2013, the reality-TV starlet showed off her post-baby curves. Kim Kardashian flaunted her fit figure in a lace two-piece while celebrating her 33rd birthday in Sin City.
Duchess Kate is the cutest, tiniest pregnant person we've ever seen. She credited Pilates and swimming with helping her keep her figure while carrying her son. Even once she gave birth, it didn't take her long to drop the pregnancy pounds.
Clearly, Duchess Kate's workout regimen worked wonders. Within months of giving birth, she stepped out looking super-slim and fit. Royal sources say that the new mom practiced lots of yoga and breastfed Prince George, which helped melt off the 29 pounds she gained during her pregnancy.
Kate Winslet gave birth to her third child, son Bear, in August 2013. "Having just had a baby, I'm not going to be thinking about my a–," she said of choosing to focus on her new addition rather than her figure. However, she looked fabulous just three months later …
Kate Winslet showed off her amazing figure during the promotional tour for her film "Divergent." What was her secret? "When you're nursing, you really have to eat, otherwise you don't produce anything that's going to feed your child. So nursing's a great excuse to eat heaps. That's what I've been doing," she said. Kudos to her for being healthy and looking great!
Jennifer Love Hewitt is no stranger to criticism about her body. When she got pregnant with her daughter, Autumn, she took a step away from the public eye and remained off the radar for the first four months after giving birth. Just wait till you see her progress …
Just a few months after giving birth, Jennifer Love Hewitt looked great! But she didn't obsess over losing the last few pounds. "I've been doing Zumba, and I've worked it out so the baby's been doing Zumba with me," she said. "We dance together, and I carry her as a weight so we've been having fun that way." Aw!
While pregnant with her first child, Emily Blunt was spotted hiking the Hollywood Hills almost every day and attending Pilates classes. Healthy eating and regular exercise helped this mama get her groove back!
Two months after giving birth to her daughter, Hazel, Emily Blunt was back in skinny jeans. In fact, she looked so good, it was almost like she'd never swapped them out for maternity pants, don't you think?
Sadly, Elsa Pataky's baby bump was the subject of ridicule when she stepped out at the 2014 Academy Awards. To be fair, the actress was pregnant with twins and gained the appropriate amount of weight for someone carrying two babies — and the athletic star looked amazing just three weeks after giving birth.
Seriously, Elsa Pataky didn't even look like she recently gave birth when she stepped out in April 2014. Chalk it up to good genes, hard work, or that she's incredibly blessed, but any way you slice it, Elsa looks fab!
When supermodel Molly Sims got pregnant with her son, Brooks, she gained over 50 pounds. Even when she was pregnant, she kept up with her workout regimen by taking multiple Tracy Anderson classes a week. Though she was active during her pregnancy, she took her time shedding the rest of her baby weight.
Within a year of giving birth, though, Molly Sims definitely had her bikini body back. "It was hard work," she said. "It was hard work for almost 13, 14 months because of my thyroid issue, but once I knew what it was I got it under control." Perhaps taking her time was the key, because this mama looks super-hot these days!
Even at the height of her pregnancy, Jenna Dewan never looked like she packed on the pregnancy pounds. But the physically fit star was happy to get her sexy body back before heading back to work on the "Witches of East End" — only six weeks after giving birth!
Jenna Dewan explained her fitness routine in March 2014: "When I'm rocking Everly to sleep, I do lunges across the nursery, squats or calf raises," she said. "Suddenly 45 minutes have gone by, she's asleep and I got a little workout!" Doing lunges to pass the time doesn't seem like the worst idea anymore, now does it?
Tori Spelling's fourth pregnancy was no cake walk — she spent time on bed rest and was even hospitalized. After gaining 45 pounds while carrying Finn, Tori remained focused on staying healthy and caring for her family rather than quickly shedding the baby weight.
And voila! Tori Spelling even had some challenges when it came to working out. "I had C-sections with Liam and Stella, too, but after I recovered, I could do sit-ups and lunges. This time, I can't for at least a year, so I've relied on healthy food and cardio," she told Us Weekly.
Keeping up with her pre-baby weight wasn't a priority for Kourtney Kardashian after she gave birth to her second child, Penelope, in 2012. The oldest Kardashian sister revealed that she gained nearly 45 pounds during her pregnancy but wasn't in a rush to shed the pounds right away.
By 2013, Kourtney Kardashian had shed most of her baby weight — and she kept it off! So what's her secret? According to Us Weekly, she relied on Tracy Anderson's 90-minute dance-focused workouts and portion control.
Leading up to the birth of her third child — and her first with hubby Jim Toth — Reese Witherspoon had no problem flaunting her precious baby bump. And why not? She's one adorable mommy-to-be!
Doncha think Reese Witherspoon's post-baby bod looks phenomenal? Well, she may disagree. A few months after welcoming her third child, Tennessee James, in 2012, she said: "I don't know if I'm bouncing back. I'm slowly crawling back. You know, all of your joints feel wobbly, and your head is sort of confused."
When Gisele Bundchen was carrying her second child, daughter Vivian, she proudly showed off her baby bump in style. As you can tell, the supermodel hardly gained any baby weight!
We can't say that we were surprised to see Gisele Bundchen in a bikini just a few months after giving birth to Vivian in December 2012. Talk about a super slim down!
Camila Alves said that her third pregnancy was really tough on her physically — so much so that she wasn't able to exercise while she was pregnant. Then she had complications during her delivery that resulted in a C-section, and Camila was off the workout bandwagon for even longer.
But check out her figure two months later! Camila Alves reportedly lost her baby weight by altering her diet and drinking a gallon of water a day to stay as healthy as possible. From the looks of things, it definitely worked!
Drew Barrymore didn't shy away from discussing her unwanted facial hair during her pregnancy: "I got a wonderful little goatee — and it was red! I also got hyperpigmentation on my cheeks," the new mom told In Touch. But how much weight did she gain during her pregnancy? That's still a mystery.
Drew Barrymore snapped back to her pre-baby weight without a strict regimen or worry after the birth of her first daughter, Olive. "I take care of myself. But I'm never going to be the person who talks about diet and exercise — I would fail that conversation," she said about slimming down.
While pregnant with her first child in 2013, Holly Madison did her best to resist junk food. "I try to eat healthy for the baby — I love vegetable and fruit smoothies," the former Playboy model said. "But my downfall is french fries. My excuse is they settle my stomach!"
Looks like her penchant for fried food dissolved once she welcomed her daughter, Rainbow Aurora. Just three months after giving birth in March 2013, Holly Madison debuted her svelte post-baby bod in Las Vegas –- and, no, that taut tummy is no illusion.
Wanna know what Malin Akerman's first pregnancy was like? Yep, so did we — and of course, we asked! "It feels like your gut is hung over all the time, you crave the most random things," she told Wonderwall. "Fries, grilled cheese sandwiches and everything that's bad for you."
No more greasy food for Malin Akerman! Wonderwall caught up with the actress in April 2013 — just a few months after she gave birth to her son, Sebastian — and she credited her post-baby bod to exercise and healthy eating.
Amber Rose definitely hid her baby weight well! "I was 202 pounds when I had my son. But I'm tall, so it didn't look like it," the bodacious beauty revealed to E!. We would never have guessed!
How did Amber shed those extra pounds after welcoming her son, Samuel, with Wiz Khalifa in the spring of 2013? By working out every day for "an hour and a half a day." She also admits to having a personal trainer! Perks of the rich and famous. Wink, wink.
Kristin Cavallari has always kept her figure trim with constant exercise and healthy eating habits. And she kept them up while pregnant! Despite cravings of tacos and cupcakes, Kristin only gained 25 pounds while pregnant with her son Camden. But this young mama made dropping the pregnancy pounds a priority.
And clearly all that hard work paid off. "I've been on the treadmill and doing a little jogging," Kristin said of her quick slimdown in April 2013. Within 10 months of giving birth, Kristen was back to her tiny self when she got married to Jay Cutler in June 2013.
You may never have noticed that Megan Fox was pregnant because she only gained 23 pounds during her first pregnancy in 2012. That's like the weight of her baby and a little extra junk in the trunk. What a lucky lady!
Barely three months after she gave birth to her son Noah, Megan Fox looked sexier than ever when she stepped out in a curve-hugging crimson dress. If only all new moms could bounce back into shape as quickly as Megan …
Jennifer Garner called her pregnancy with her third child, son Samuel, a "game changer." She revealed to InStyle magazine that she craved Doritos and said, "I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies. But I just gain weight."
Six months after giving birth in 2012, Jennifer Garner stepped out looking sexier than ever! With the help of her trainer, Valerie Waters, this star mom's incredible transformation was accomplished by staying fit throughout her pregnancy and by consuming mainly organic foods.
Beyonce proved that moms can still be glamorous while pregnant. Jay-Z's better half said that she gained 50 pounds while preggers with Blue Ivy in 2012. Though she put on 20 pounds during the last month before her daughter was born, she was determined to get back into shape quickly after giving birth.
And she did! Beyonce revealed to People how she reclaimed her pre-baby body: "I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it. It's just so good for the baby and good for yourself." Looks like she's right! The singer hit the stage looking fabulous just four months after giving birth.
Mariah Carey's pregnancy with twins, Moroccan and Monroe, was anything but easy: "In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I had so much edema … water and swelling," the singer told Rosie O'Donnell. "I didn't think I would ever be the same person."
After losing 70 pounds, Mariah Carey was excited to debut her body after baby! She credited her new physique to a strict diet and exercise, which made everyday tasks so much easier. Mariah once admitted that all the extra weight she gained while preggers made even going to the bathroom a challenge! A little TMI, but thanks for keepin' it real, Mariah!
Just two weeks before she welcomed her second daughter, Haven, in Aug. 2011, Jessica Alba and her growing baby bump hit the red carpet. Fortunately for the mother of two, dropping the baby weight would prove to be a snap.
Jessica Alba tackled her baby weight by chasing around her daughter and by working out with her pal, Kelly Patricof. Their hard work clearly paid off because the actress looks fab!
Selma Blair glowed during the last month of her pregnancy, but we're sure she was ready to bid adieu to her baby bump once she welcomed her son Arthur Saint Bleick in 2011. But did she shed her pregger pounds? Click through to find out …
During the J. Mendel spring/summer 2012 fashion show in New York, Selma Blair chatted with Wonderwall.com about her pregnancy weight gain and her plan to drop the pounds. "I've been following Alicia Silverstone's Kind Diet," she said. Selma also took Pilates at Bodyline L.A. — and it looks like she lived up to her weight loss strategy because her body after baby is rockin'.
Being in the spotlight is the norm for Hilary Duff. "My whole life I've worked out and exercised … and always kind of watched what I ate," she admitted. But when the actress found out that she was expecting her first child, she revealed to Bethenny Frankel that pregnancy "was like a free pass and it was a blast!"
Though Hilary Duff gained weight while pregnant with her son, Luca Cruz, she doesn't let the pounds get to her. "The second I start to get down like 'what happened to my body?' I look at my beautiful baby and I've never been more appreciative for this body that I have," she said. Aww!
A few months before Natalie Portman gave birth, she flaunted her growing belly on the streets of New York. Staying active — including walks with her pooch — helped the petite star return to her pre-baby shape.
After Natalie Portman welcomed her first son, Aleph, in June 2011, the new mom surprised fans with how quickly she slimmed down. Though Natalie was a little hush-hush about her pregnancy and weight gain with the press, it's obvious that she knew exactly how to get back into shape after baby.
Though Kate Hudson struggled with a 70-pound weight gain during her first pregnancy with her son, Ryder, she was much more aware of her diet the second time around. While preggers with her son Bingham, she ate healthier and only gained 11 pounds during the first six months! So it's no surprise that Kate was able to slim down quickly.
Yep, this is Kate Hudson after baby No. 2! Less than one year after the actress welcomed her second child in 2011, Kate showed off her impressive beach bod in an itty bitty bikini! Uh-mazing.
During the filming of "Mad Men," January Jones' pregnancy with son Xander was disguised with a fat suit! But in real life, as the actress' baby bump continued to grow, it was easier and easier to spot the star out and about.
After shedding her baby bump — and Betty Draper's prosthetic layers! — in September 2011, January Jones flaunted her new physique on the red carpet in a form-fitting yellow gown.
Victoria Beckham rarely made public appearances during her fourth pregnancy, but we spied her emerging baby bump under a loose-fitting sheath dress at the royal wedding in London in 2011. Tres preggers chic!
Victoria Beckham is the incredible shrinking woman! Just six months after she welcomed her daughter, Harper Seven, she showed off her svelte figure with handsome hubby David Beckham at Vanity Fair's annual Oscar Party.
It's hard to keep a secret in Hollywood, especially when you're expecting! When Neve Campbell was pregnant with her first child, her growing baby bump was caught on camera in Los Angeles.
A few weeks after welcoming her son, Caspian, Neve Campbell flaunted her post-baby body in a black bikini while soaking up the sun. Neve's one confident mama!
Funny girl Kristen Bell kept the jokes rolling while her baby was growing in her belly. "I am currently quite a bit overweight," she told CBS Detroit's Stoney and Bill. "I'm about 367 pounds. I'm not sure how far that is in months, but in pounds, that's where I'm weighing in."
For new moms, getting back their pre-baby bod can be challenging. But that doesn't stop 'em from finding inventive ways to tone up! In 2013, Kristen Bell flaunted her post-baby bod on Twitter stating: "A break on the 'Veronica Mars' movie set for me. So obviously, I'm trying out this weighted hula hoop."