“Duchess of Cambridge steps out looking immaculate just hours after giving birth,” screams one headline.
OK, so yes, it can’t be denied that the Duchess of Cambridge really did look amazing after she gave birth to the 8-pound 3-ounce bouncing royal bundle. “How does Kate do it?” The Daily Mail UK asks.
Well, obviously Kate “does it” with the help of a professional stylist who came to her hospital bed to give her a polished and perfect blowout, and apply her makeup. I’m guessing she even put very careful thought into her wardrobe choice this time around, not wanting to evoke the media blast that ensued after the last royal birth, on her “brave” decision to show that women’s uteruses don’t magically deflate an hour after delivery. (Shocker, I know. Poor Kate probably just wanted a comfortable postpartum dress, like the rest of us.)
And while I won’t downplay how downright hard birth can be, I also have to take this opportunity to do a little labor and delivery refresher here and remind us all that birth does not have to be horrible, you guys. It is possible to look “normal” after having a baby, even for us non-royalty types and here’s why:
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