Hilaria Baldwin To Her Critics: ‘Every Body Is Different, Every Pregnancy Is Different’

Hilaria Baldwin shares snippets of her life as a yoga guru and a mom on social media. Recently, she posted a photo of her postpartum body after the birth of her third child. 

Baldwin posted the mirror selfie taken in the hospital bathroom last week, explaining that it has been a tradition of sorts to showcase her changing body since the birth of her second child, Rafael, and now with her third, Leonardo, born earlier this month. 

I took this yesterday when Leonardo was about 24 hours old. I did the same thing right after Rafael was born. It always makes me a bit nervous to do something like this, 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 esteem. Many of you know that I love to show the process of life's experiences on the body and I am a firm believer in how a good diet and the right balance of exercise make us happy, healthy, and strong. So from here on, I want to dedicate the majority of my #366daysoflivingclearly #hilarialcm daily posts to getting back in shape and I invite you to do it with me ❤️??. Common questions last time were: Did I have a c section?: No, I pushed him out Where are all the pads for bleeding?: I took them out briefly to snap this pic as there is a limit to how much you need to see ?. Where am I?: in the hospital room bathroom #glamour Oh, and no filter. Just brightened it up a bit.

A photo posted by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on Sep 14, 2016 at 10:25am PDT

The 32-year-old has chosen to change the focus of her daily Instagram posts to getting back in shape. 

Leo is 1 week! Staying with the purpose of showing getting back into shape post baby, I wanted to create a little photo show for you. In order: the last pregnant belly photo I had…I think it was about a week before I delivered. Then I have my 24 hour post baby hospital pic that I shared last week. Carmen posed with me for my 1 week post delivery shot today. Then the little man himself, as we left the pediatrician today. He is eating like a champion and gaining weight!! ????#366daysoflivingclearly #hilarialcm

A video posted by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on Sep 19, 2016 at 3:29pm PDT

Baldwin was met with some criticism from those who apparently don’t think she should be working out so soon after giving birth. But she pushed back at those trying to influence her decisions. 

Now, if you want to work out with me…wonderful! If not, just enjoy my other crazy pics…and if nothing appeals to you, unfollow. I just want you to be happy and I hope you want me to be happy??. Whether you like it or not, this is me. Namaste ?

A photo posted by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on Sep 23, 2016 at 4:20pm PDT

In March, Baldwin shared a sexy selfie of her dressed in lingerie as a message of empowerment. 

“I posted belly photos every two weeks when I was pregnant with Rafa,” she wrote. “I didn’t have the guts to do it the first time around with Carmen. The purpose? To show that we don’t need to be ashamed or hide the pregnant figure.”

And we begin the journey again! #BaldwinBabyBump3 I posted belly photos every two weeks when I was pregnant with Rafa. I didn't have the guts to do it the first time around with Carmen. The purpose? To show that we don't need to be ashamed or hide the pregnant figure. These are common emotions in our society that elevates a thin body above all else. Being my third baby in three years, I am a true believer that our bodies are amazing, and we should celebrate them, rather than feel embarrassed and hide until the baby weight is entirely gone. For both women and men: we create life…so let's honor how we make these miracles. Every pregnancy is different, so we shall see what happens this time around, ready to take the journey with me? Deep breath, pressing "share"… #366daysoflivingclearly #HilariaLCM

A photo posted by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on Mar 14, 2016 at 5:14pm PDT