In weight-obsessed Hollywood, celebrities feel the added pressure to shed the pregnancy pounds right after giving birth. With the help of personal trainers, nutritionists, and a multi-million dollar endorsement deal or two, these new moms bounced back into shape after having a baby in no time at all.
Kim Kardashian was right back to posting bikini selfies after enduring a pregnancy full of fat jokes and vicious tabloid covers, and Jessica Simpson lost over 50 pounds not once but twice after having two kids back to back. Even Halle Berry, who had her second child in her 40s, was back on set at her pre-baby weight, a few months after giving birth.
These celebrity moms prove your body after baby can be better than ever. Check out our gallery on the next page for celebrity post-baby body transformations.
After mean-spirited tabloid covers mocked Kim Kardashian's pregnancy weight gain, the reality star had the last word when she shared this bikini selfie four months after giving birth.
After giving birth to her second child, Jessica Simpson lost the baby weight in record time thanks to her endorsement from Weight Watchers and upcoming wedding.
Having a second child in her 40's did not stop Halle Berry from bouncing back into shape. Just six months after giving birth, she was jogging on the set of her new ABC series looking better than ever.
Gwen Stefani had her third child with husband Gavin Rossdale this past March, and was already back on the red carpet one month later.
After giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy, Beyoncé lost 65 pounds but it was not easy. In her HBO documentary she revealed, "I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show my body. I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back."
Just 11 weeks after giving birth to her second son, Megan Fox is back in shape and set of her latest action movie. The "Transformers' star relied on the Paleo Diet to lose the pregnancy weight.
Kate Middleton gave birth to the heir of the British throne in July, and by October she was back in her wedges, and playing volleyball in London's Olympic Park.
First time mom Kristen Bell was back in a black leather mini just months after giving birth to son Lincoln. However, the new mom did not stress losing all the baby weight. "I'm definitely trying to lose [the baby weight] — I want to be clear. But I'm not letting it keep me up at night and I am not letting it become the narrative of my life for the next year," Bell told E! News.
Supermodel Lily Aldridge welcomed a daughter with Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill and by the end of the year she was back on the Victoria's Secret runway.
When your husband is Channing Tatum, you have to keep up and Jenna Dewan-Tatum did just that. Six weeks after giving birth, the new mom was back on the set, and lost all 33 pounds she gained.
Jessica can thank corsets for her quick shape-up, it's been alleged that the actress wore double corsets for three months to get her shape back where it used to be so she could get back into her acting roles seamlessly. Not necessarily the most healthy route for the Honest Foundation founder.
It took her a little while, but Mariah eventually got that diva-body back and landed her gig hosting American Idol. And you know she's got her confidence back too by the amount of selfies she posts on Instagram.
Angelina managed to stay slim while pregnant, and after she gave birth to her first set of twins (it's rumored she's pregnant with another set of twins!), Knox and Vivienne, she was right back on the red carpet.
If you "Kept Up With The Kardashians" when Kourtney had her first pregnancy, you saw how nervous she was about losing her baby weight. By the second time around she was a pro and bounced back quickly with what seemed like little effort.