Pippa and Vogue stun in bikini wears 13 and 17 weeks respectively after child births
With her enviably toned limbs and taut abs, it’s hard to believe that Pippa Middleton welcomed her first child just 13 weeks ago.
But the Duchess of Cambridge’s fitness-mad sister, who was recently spotted in an itsy-bitsy bikini in St. Bart’s, is part of a growing tribe of stars who have made it their mission to get back into their swimwear in record time.
Now experts have warned of a growing pressure for new mothers to ‘snap back’ into shape after giving birth – and offered some words of reassurance for those who don’t feel brave enough to slip back into a bikini yet.
While last week’s snaps of Pippa and sister-in-law Vogue Williams frolicking on the beach sent the internet into meltdown, the yummy mummies are not the first to spark envy with their post-baby bodies.
Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan, 28, was recently snapped looking sensational on the beach in Dubai during a holiday just a few months after welcoming her second child, Delilah, with fiancé Scott Sinclair.
While TOWIE’s Ferne McCann has made a point of getting back into fitness after the arrival of Sunday in November 2017, recently launching her own exercise DVD.
And Made in Chelsea star Alexandra ‘Binky’ Felstead has been showcasing her sensational ‘mum bod’ on a recent holiday with daughter India, 19 months.
Pippa, 35, has spoken openly about her gruelling pregnancy fitness regime, working out for 45 minutes up to four times a week throughout the first trimester.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister would go to the gym for strengthening and conditioning, Pilates or yoga, but made sure her routines were lighter than usual.
‘So far I’ve focused on glutes, backs and pelvic floor plus inner thigh and avoided any strenuous ab pull ups,’ she explained.
On days when she wasn’t at the gym, Pippa would go cycling or walk with weights to make it more challenging, she explained in her Waitrose magazine column.
The socialite was joined on her Caribbean getaway by her sister-in-law, fellow first-time mum Vogue Williams, 33, who has recently confessed to being ‘hard on herself’ after welcoming Theodore with now-husband Spencer Matthews in September.
Celebrity trainer and mother-to-be Simone De la Rue told MailOnline: ‘I am very aware of the pressures put on new mums.
‘It’s very important to note that celebrity mums will have a tight turn around to get back into pre-baby shape, due to movie roles and magazine covers.’
The founder of Body by Simone added: ‘I always say to all my yummy mummy clients, it takes nine months to put the weight on and it will take that to take it off.
‘There are so many things that you have to consider. Each woman and each pregnancy is different, and weight gain will vary.
Losing the weight depends on genetics and body shape, whether or not you breastfeed, and most importantly one’s diet; breastfeeding mums need to eat 300 calories extra to continue making milk!
‘Often mums cut back their food intake, in the hopes of losing the weight faster, but however this can actually slow down your metabolism.
‘I like to encourage self-love and acceptance, and would never ask a client to compare themselves with anyone else, especially those celebrities that are paid to get back in shape and look a certain way.
‘Mums need to make sure they make time to nurture themselves as well as their newborns.’