But sometimes it can be impossible to separate your own ideas about what’s healthy and fit from the images we see on an everyday basis of beautiful, glamorous celebrities in body-hugging clothes. “The media/celebrities can be so misleading about the ease of childbirth and post-baby life,” says Carol, a mother to two boys. “It all only serves to make us all feel inadequate, encouraging us to obsess about vanity rather than enjoying our children and the miracle we’ve just participated in.”