Iya Villania took to Instagram to show how much her body has changed just one week after giving birth to her third child.
At the top of her post are three photos from right after giving birth and at the bottom are three pictures, one week later.
"Crazy what a mother’s body goes thru!" She began. Iya admitted her body isn't where she wants it to be but she says she's "being so much kinder and patient with my body this time."
She adds, "It will take time and I’m in no rush."
Top: Taken right after delivery (tummy is red coz it felt soooo good to scratch ????????) Bottom: Taken a week after delivery with the daily use of a binder Diet: A good mix of nutritious and food that makes me happy ???????? Thanks to those sending over all sorts of things from baked goods to ulam ???? Workout: Round the clock breastfeeding Crazy what a mother’s body goes thru! Being so much kinder and patient with my body this time ????My body isn’t where I want it to be but I’m okay with that. It will take time and I’m in no rush ???? Work starts this week but waiting it out another week before I really get moving and ease back into my regular grind ???? reminding myself that recovery is just as important and enjoying every minute of it ???? but I can’t wait to sweat again! ???? will fill you guys in with my journey including all the things that I feel have been helping me recover this time around ???? #RecoveryAfter3
It's only been one week since Iya gave birth to her third child, Alana Lauren V. Arellano, her and Drew's first daughter but already her body has changed drastically.
Iya shared it's a combination of using a binder regularly, eating a good mix of nutritious food and "food that makes me happy," and breastfeeding 'round the clock.
According to Iya, she will begin working again this week, but will wait it out another week before really getting down to her regular routine. "Recovery is just as important and enjoying every minute of it," she reminds herself.
On the comments section of her post, many people have left positive comments, led by husband Drew, who said, "My hero" complete with a hearty eyes emoji.
Meanwhile, Kapuso host Lyn Ching thanked Iya for "letting people see what a mother’s body looks like after birth."
"Having a supermodel flat tummy after giving birth is just not realistic even for the fittest people. Women should give themselves a break from impossible expectations. You look amazing supermomma!" Lyn added.
More and more mothers are becoming open in their postpartum bodies, taking pride in them and proudly posting on Instagram, which, we feel is the right thing to do. Ushering another human being into the world is quite the feat, you know? — LA, GMA News