Just given birth? Cut yourself some slack

The Duchess of Cambridge may have looked picture-perfect just seven hours after childbirth, but experts advise mothers not to compare themselves with others to reduce stress

Celebrities seem to bounce back effortlessly to their original appearance after childbirth.

As far as famous people go, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, set a high bar late last month, when she emerged from the labour ward looking perfectly groomed, about seven hours after giving birth to her third child.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 06, 2018, with the headline 'Just given birth? Cut yourself some slack'. Print Edition | Subscribe