You can always count on Camille Co to know the most flattering pose for the 'gram. Remember how she successfully hid her baby bump on social media until she was 26 weeks into her pregnancy? Now that takes some major skill!
That said, Camille is now doing the exact opposite for her postpartum body. The influencer has been openly posting photos of how her tummy actually looks after giving birth, even getting real about how not everything on Instagram is what it seems.
On her IG stories, the new mom posted a series of pictures that showed her body's state from different angles and poses. She first shared a picture of herself with her hands on her hips with the caption: "This is me when I contract my tummy and put a lot of effort in posing."
After, the new mom posted a version of the photo without any kind of posing trick. "This is me completely relaxed. Not engaging my core. Not inhaling my ass off," she wrote. And truth be told, it made a big difference to how her tummy registered in the shot, making the area appear less defined.
Outside of posing, Camille pointed out that taking photos before a meal and wearing high-waisted activewear also made her appearance in first photo more deceiving. "My postpatrum tummy can be small on some days, but can also be big on other days," she admitted.
The influencer then sent a message to the moms who have been asking her questions about losing their post-pregnancy belly: "Don't rush it. We're healing! Also remember that we all have different body types so our postpartum bodies are bound to look different from one another no matter what we do."
Camille also recently opened up about how being body shamed in her younger years affected her, but it was part of her journey to embracing how she looked.
"I would stuff my face with extra extra rice, cakes and desserts just to gain more weight," she shared. "But as I grew older and wiser, I've grown to love my body and how I'm built. I know that my body is healthy and happy and that's all that matters. When you know yourself well, comments from people who don't matter can't affect you."
So to all the new moms out there, keep your chin up! As Camille said, there's absolutely no rush to healing from a pregnancy. And in case you needed to hear it today: We're sure you're beautiful as you are now.