During the nine months of pregnancy, a woman’s body is home to her baby. After giving birth, it’s normal for women to reclaim their bodies. But Kylie Padilla revealed she couldn’t rush it even if she wanted to.
“I was feeling out my body, ang hirap kasi ng recovery from giving birth this time [around],” the mom of two admitted via a post on Instagram. “I could not get out of bed on certain days, headaches, shivers, and fatigue,” Kylie added.
The caption was accompanied by a mirror selfie of her post-pregnancy body. It was not clear if it was taken after exerising. It has been seven months after giving birth to her second son, Axl Romeo, who was born in December 2019.
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The actress, 27, admitted in January this year that she has been fighting unhealthy thoughts about her weight. Then, it had only been a month since she had given birth to second son.
While fighting the pressure to slim down after childbirth, Kylie decided to postpone doing any workout or exercise even though she knew it would make the road to her recovering her pre-pregnant self longer, perhaps even harder. “I’m taking it slow,” she stressed.
Instead, Kylie is “learning to love how my body has changed, how strong it has remained, and how it is slowly healing.” There are still days when she feels she is not herself, but Kylie has grown to respect that it takes time to recover and get back her pre-pregnancy body.