Many celeb moms are captured in their natural state after they give birth. From looking tired after a long labor to glowing with a make-up free face, these mamas are showing the world that when it comes to motherhood, they are just like the rest of us.
Almost all of them wear nondescript hospital gowns and still look radiant as they bask in the glow of their baby bliss.
Who could forget when Kate Middleton recently stood on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital and cradled her newborn baby, Prince Louis? The Duchess Of Cambridge looked flawless with full hair and make-up only hours after giving birth. She perched on her high heels and was totally put together for the first viewing of the royal baby.
But she is the exception to the rule as far as celebrity moms go.
Unlike most other celeb mamas, he had an entire glam squad behind her. From a hairdresser to a stylist to help her pick out her adorable red dress, Kate was held up by her team. In real life, birth is far less glamorous, even for the rich and famous. It’s refreshing to see these stars looking less than perfect after going through childbirth.
Please enjoy this list of 13 celeb post-labor pics that show what moms really look like after pushing.
13 Seth Myer's Wife - Effortless Birth On The Floor Of The Lobby
Seth Myer’s wife, Alexi Ashe, looks like any woman would look after giving birth in an apartment building lobby -- shocked! According to USA TODAY, Seth talked about their second child’s intense birth on his show, Late Night With Seth Myers, saying,
"We're in the lobby and we're walking down the steps and my wife just says, 'I can't get in the car. I'm going to have the baby right now, the baby is coming,' " Meyers said. "I'm just trying to calm her down, Again, I know 'cause I've been through exactly one birth."
"I looked at my wife, and the only way I can describe how my wife looked, was she looked like someone who was hiding a baby in a pair of sweatpants," the host said, unable to control his laughter. "It was like somebody was trying to like sneak a baby on a plane."
"We undressed her and the baby was just out," Meyers recalled. "The head of the baby was out. I called 911 — this is how fast it happened — I called 911 and over the course of a minute conversation, I basically said, ‘We’re about to have a baby, we’re having a baby, we had a baby.' "
12 Jill Duggar Dillard - Disheveled After Difficulty
This pic of Jill Duggar Dillerd shows what a woman looks like after surviving 70 hours of labor. She may look exhausted but she also appears to be totally relieved and happy. Her son Israel was one week late and his birth was filled with complications. The couple had intended to have a home birth but things didn’t work out as they had planned.
According to PEOPLE, Jill tested positive for strep B, a common bacteria that can be transferred from mom to baby during birth, and began taking antibiotics via an IV. Then, after hour 20 of labor, Jill saw a faint stain of meconium. They were forced to go to the hospital
“I was praying to God to give me strength,” she recalls. “I was really scared and nervous, but I was praying.” In the end, Jill gave birth to a healthy baby boy. “His birth didn’t go as expected,” Jill told PEOPLE. “But having him here – it’s worth all of it. I wouldn’t do anything differently.”
She also reflected on how the experience brought them even closer as a family: “I love our birth story because it bonded us so well,” said Jill. “I still haven’t changed a single diaper. Derick has been changing them all.”
11 Kourtney - A Beautiful Mess After Giving Birth To Penelope
Fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians watched on as Kourteny gave birth to her daughter, Penelope. The cameras captured every moment and her birth and it was amazing to watch as Kourtney remained calm the entire time and actually pulled her daughter out with her own two hands.
The reality star normally has a glam squad on call so it was nice to see her looking disheveled after giving birth, just like the rest of us normal moms.
Here, she was shown with a messy ponytail, no make up, and wearing a hospital gown. This look was a far cry from her usual red carpet style.
Although she still appeared to be glowing when her oldest son Mason met his baby sister. The cameras rolled the siblings came face to face for the first time. According to the Daily Mail, Mason was a little bit confused by what to call her.
'Her name is Penelope,' Kourtney told Mason.
'No, her name is sister,' he replied.
Despite her calmness during the birth, Kourtney admitted to being a bit teary before she gave birth. 'I'm feeling very emotional and anxious. Event though I've done all this before,' she said in the episode.
10 Savannah Guthrie - Puffy After Pushing
TODAY show anchor Savannah Guthries gave birth to her son, Charles Max Feldman in 2016. The baby weighed in at 9 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 21.5 inches long. This family pic of Savannah posing with her newborn and husband Mike Feldman shows us that some celeb moms are down-to-earth and don’t have to look flawless all the time.
She looks totally comfortable in her skin, despite looking like she was possibly hit by a train. Childbirth can do that to a woman.
Savannah was 44-years-old at the time this photo was taken and it’s lovely to see an older mom in her element, not worried about hair and make up, but totally basking in the love of her newborn.
The anchor spoke with The Hollywood Reporter before she gave birth about what it was like to be pregnant later in life. "I think that’s why I feel such an acute level of gratitude about getting to have a baby. Because I know how late it is in the game, you know? I’m a person of faith. It feels like the greatest embrace from God that I can imagine, to get to have a baby. And to get to have a second is just beyond," she revealed.
9 Black Chyna - Feeling Drained After Breakdown
Black Chyna had an emotional time leading up to the birth of her daughter with Rob Kardashian. Dream was born via C-section and by the looks of this clip from the Rob and Chyna Baby Special, she was pretty drained from the experience. The couple, who have since broken up, were hoping that their daughter would have a natural birth.
According to E!, Chyna had gone to an appointment with her OB and learned that baby Dream still hadn't "dropped."
"I'm stressed cause I know Rob really wants a big family," Chyna said to the camera. "The doctor decided I do have to get a C-section, and it's not something that I like chose to do, it's something that my body just won't allow me to do. So breaking the news to Rob is really difficult."
Rob took the news well and said, "Originally, of course, I wanted Chyna to have a VBAC because I always wanted to have more kids and a repeat C-section would make things way more complicated. So of course if the woman I love could avoid going under [...], then I would prefer that."
During the birth, Chyna broke down in tears and admitted that she was scared. Luckily, they had a healthy baby girl.
8 Jamie King - Shared An Intimate Family Moment
Jaime King took to social media to announce the birth of her son and posted a very special personal moment. The photograph featured the new mama, her husband, Kyle Newman, their first son, James, and the toes of her newborn, Leo. She shared the happy news saying, "We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy! Born Thursday, July 16th! Xx."
Can I just say how much I love this photo? First of all, it’s just so amazing that her hair is in a greasy braid. I also can relate to the fact that her sweater is totally off on one side and she doesn’t even care that she’s not covered up.
The love that emanates off this sweet photo proves that Jaime can be a normal person, like you and me. From the way she’s looking at her husband to her messy toddler, they just look like an ordinary family.
The actress shared the name of their new bundle of joy with JustJared.com: ”Kyle and I named our second son Leo Thames Newman,” she revealed. “Our family couldn’t be happier welcoming another little angel into this world. Thank you for all of the support and well wishes.”
An insider close to the family shared that the baby’s name is very special to the couple: “Jaime and Kyle were married by the River Thames and Leo means strong and powerful.”
7 Kristen Bell - Got Real With A Mesh Undies Pic
Perhaps the least glamorous part of childbirth is when they squeeze you into a pair of mesh undies after you have given birth. Kisten Bell proved that she is totally relatable when she posted a series of pics to Instagram in honor of her daughter, Delta’s birthday. This pic of her rocking the panties in front of her husband Dax Shepard is everything.
Per the caption from Instagram: "Three years ago today. 47lbs heavier. Getting through painful contractions with back rubs and breathing. Occasionally swinging from the IV pole to try and feel sexy and open up my hips. After 36 hours of labor I met a girl i love more than all the molecules in all the world. Happy birthday, Delta. Love, mom #meshpanties." she wrote.
It’s refreshing to see a celeb mom bare it all and show her mesh undies to the world.
According to Daily Mail, Krisin made a promo video for the Ellen Show and admitted it was all worth it. 'As hard as it was, it's a very special experience,' Kristen shared. 'It's the most beautiful thing on the planet to hold that baby in your arms and look into its eyes and know that it will one day grow up to resent you. It's very special.'
6 Snooki Tried To Look Glamorous After Pushing
I couldn't resist adding Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to this list, despite the fact that she had on full makeup when she gave birth to her son, Lorenzo. The 'Jersey Shore' reality star made it clear that she wanted to look good the first time that she met her baby.
According to celebbabylaundry.com, her fiance Jionni LaValle said, "She did her make-up in the delivery room!"
Snooki also revealed to People magazine: "Before I was pushing I put on bronzer and false eyelashes. I wanted to look pretty for him."
Not only did she want to look good but she was super concerned that Lorenzo was cute as well. "When the head was out I was asking everyone if he looked cute -- and he's adorable,” she continued. "I was crying and just said, 'I love you so much.'
"It feels like we have a new best friend and we're hanging out. We didn't expect it to be this much fun."
I love the fact that even though Snooki went to all that trouble to look glamorous while giving birth, she still likes a woman who is slightly overwhelmed as she holds her newborn. Behind those false eyelashes is a normal first-time mom.
5 Whitney Port - A Natural Beauty After
Talk about mama bliss! The Hills star, Whitney Port, posted this beautiful pic of her in the hospital after her son was born. Could she be anymore glowy? I mean, the woman is wearing zero makeup and it’s obvious that she is just crazy in love with her son who she named Sonny. Whitney took to her blog to talk about the special day that she became a mom.
“We’ve all heard mothers give the same speech about how life-changing the love for your baby is, and it’s not like I didn’t believe it or anything, but I guess I couldn’t actually connect to those exact feelings until the doctor placed Sonny onto my chest,” she shared.
“I love him and feel protective over him, but more than anything, I’m just like obsessed. I can’t stop looking at him, or thinking about him when I am in another room.”
Whitney continued to gush about her new little family. “I don’t care if this is sappy or trite and I don’t want to say that I love him more than anything ever because I love Timmy and my family. It’s not about loving him more than something else I love. It’s just awesome.”
4 Ivanka - Fresh-Faced After Welcoming Son
Ivanka Trump looked completely effortless after she gave birth to her third child.
She was all dewy and pretty, despite the fact that she wore little to no makeup and was totally wearing a standard hospital gown. It’s almost not fair how gorgeous she looked after giving birth. She can’t be human!
She announced the big news on Twitter: "Jared and I feel incredibly blessed to announce the arrival of Theodore James Kushner, Xx Ivanka."
The newborn arrived at 5:43 p.m. EST on Easter Sunday 2016 and according to E!News, Jared and Ivanka were spotted having brunch in New York City that very morning. The new bundle of joy joined older sister Arabella Rose, and older brother Joseph Frederick, who was on hand to help their mom announce her pregnancy in a Facebook video posted in late September.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to share the news with you that I am expecting," she wrote on her website at the time. "At the end of the day, it's my family that is at the center of my life—and to be adding another baby to our family is a tremendous blessing...Jared and I are so thankful and so excited!"
3 Sara Haines Ditched The Glam Squad In The Delivery Room
Sara Haines, co-host from The View, gave birth to her daughter, Sandra Grace Shifrin. She posted a pic on social media to announce the happy news and looked totally natural in the photograph. It was obvious that the last thing on her mind was being camera ready.
"She's here!!!" Sara wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of her with Max and their newborn baby. "Today we met our little Christmas package - Sandra Grace Shifrin (named after my mom). She weighed in at a cool 7 pounds, 2 ounces. We can't decide who she looks like, but we'll keep her anyway ;) @maxshifrin."
According to E!Online, Sara revealed the gender of her baby on The View. "You guys want to know what I'm having? It's a girl! It's a girl!" Sara said on the show, before being showered with pink silly string. "You guys knew. I've been having a rough time so I've had like crackers brought out to me and ginger ale."
"I was so excited, so excited," she added. "I'm very much looking forward to it because I grew up with—I have a brother but I had two sisters. I think I'll get the female experience way more than the little boy experience."
2 Hilaria Baldwin Looked Radiant After Giving Birth
Hilaria Baldwin had just given birth to her daughter, Carmen when this photograph was taken of her with husband, Alec Baldwin, and their newborn. She is one lucky lady as she looks like she is beaming as she locks eyes with her baby. According to the Daily Mail, Hilaria spoke with ELLE about her amazing birth experience.
The whole thing was so magical and wonderful that I’m kind of glad I didn’t have that intense pain. As soon as she came out, I turned to Alec and said, “I want another baby.” She also revealed that Alec was a phenomenal birthing coach and actually held her leg while she pushed.
“He was so fantastic,’ she revealed. ‘He had one leg; the nurse had the other; the doctor was in the middle, ready to catch the baby. He was in charge of giving me oxygen and bringing my leg up and down. He was coaching me.”
She was astonished by what a great job he did in assisting the birth.“You never know until that moment whether your partner is going to be a good partner or not. I didn’t think he wouldn’t be, but I was really surprised how he was."
1 Jenna Haggar's Hair Looked Amazing In The Delivery Room
Jenna Bush Hager gave birth to her daughter, Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager, three weeks earlier than expected. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19.25 inches. If you’re wondering why Jenna’s hair looks flawless in this pic, it’s because her water broke in the midst of her baby shower and she had gotten a blow out for the event.
He spoke with the folks at TODAY about the details and Matt Lauer teased her about the unexpected benefit of going into labor at her baby shower: in Lauer's words “you looked fabulous” in all the birth photos. Jenna revealed that she had been opening gifts at the shower when the baby announced her arrival.
“I kind of started sweating, which I guess is a normal thing, but then, all of a sudden, in front of all of my friends, my water broke,” she said. “It was like a romantic comedy.”
She also shared that she loved being a mom to a daughter. “I’m totally crazy about her,” she said. “I don’t even really like the color pink, and there’s pink all over my apartment. I like things to be really neat, and there's bottles and things all over, and we're just as happy as can be.”