Keira Knightley Loves Her Body Even More After Giving Birth & Her Positive Words Are Something Every Woman Should Hear
At times, there is an unfortunate negativity associated with pregnancy, especially when it comes to women's bodies. So much focus is on how mothers are staying fit and keeping the weight off during pregnancy. Then, after they give birth, there is a ridiculous amount of pressure to lose the baby weight and show off their so-called "post-baby bodies." Thankfully, we have women, famous and not, slamming such nonsense and negativity by shining a positive light on having a baby and how women should love their bodies at all stages of life. For example, new mom Keira Knightley loves her body even more since giving birth to her daughter, she told Elle magazine as its September 2015 cover star.
In addition to revealing the name of her little girl (it's Edie!) who she and husband James Righton welcomed in May 2015, Knightley opened up about how it feels to be a mom. First, she said she's head over heels in love with her baby girl, "The love thing is astonishing. It's a very primal, primal love. That's quite extraordinary." The 30-year-old isn't a fan of losing sleep, but she's dealing with it like a pro. "And the ability to have no sleep and continue going," she said. "It's not pleasant — I never thought that I could actually do it for the amount of time that I've done it."
The Oscar-nominated actress admitted that there are points in life when women experience some kind of hate for their body, which is natural. However, she isn't letting any negativity from herself or others make her feel bad about how her body looks. She said,
Also, I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, "Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever." You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, "Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I'm never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is f*cking extraordinary."
This isn't the first time Knightley has been a body positive role model. On more than one occasion, The Imitation Game actress has demonstrated she is more of a leader than a follower. Her body is something she loves and embraces, which is a great message for any woman to hear. I think it's safe to say Knightley is already kicking ass at motherhood.