Embracing the Journey of Motherhood: Insights from a Social Media Star
By NCVC Staff | Published on Oct 09, 2023
Motherhood is a remarkable journey filled with moments of elation and joy. Bringing a human being into this world is nothing short of a superpower. Yet, amidst the highs, there are also lows that often go unspoken. Diipa Büller-Khosla, a social media star, model, and mom, has become a true role model by openly sharing her trials and tribulations with motherhood, while also celebrating her little victories.
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In a recent post, Khosla shared a picture of her 8-month postpartum tummy, accompanied by a heartfelt message about the blessings of motherhood and the challenges she faced along the way.
Embracing Your Postpartum Body
Whether you are a celebrity or an everyday individual, everyone experiences their fair share of ups and downs. Insecurities and self-doubt can be particularly debilitating, especially considering the societal expectations placed on mothers. The body undergoes countless changes, and there is immense pressure to fit a certain mold even after giving birth. Terms like ‘yummy mummy’ or ‘super mommy’ only add to this pressure.
Khosla candidly admits to fighting her own battles. She shares, “To be frank, there are times when I still look at the changes that giving birth brought to my body, almost wanting to hide them. From my experience, while eating healthy, maintaining a consistent workout routine, and caring for the skin can help one bounce back physically to a large extent, the true challenge lies in prioritizing mental well-being.”
Acceptance plays a crucial role in this journey. With over 1.6 million followers on Instagram, Khosla reveals that she has no desire to return to her pre-pregnancy body, and here’s why.
“When you shift your perspective, seeing your body not as flawed but as powerful, you realize that these changes are not embarrassing—they’re empowering,” adds the 31-year-old influencer, who previously worked in the field of law.
Khosla emphasizes that it is this very body, with its stretch marks and sagging skin, that brought life into the world. It is the same body that has enabled her to wake up every morning and be the incredible mom she is today.
Celebrate Motherhood on Your Terms
As a new mom, it is crucial not to conform to society’s unrealistic standards of what a mother should look like, dress like, or be like. Allow yourself the time to heal, learn to be kind to yourself, and, most importantly, don’t wait any longer to celebrate the journey of motherhood!
In addition to being a social media influencer, entrepreneur, and devoted mom, Diipa Büller-Khosla also runs an NGO that advocates for women’s equality, while promoting awareness of sexual rights and mental health.
Remember, every new mom’s experience is unique, and it’s okay to embrace your individual journey. Society’s expectations should never overshadow the incredible feat of bringing life into this world. So, take pride in your postpartum body, cherish every moment with your little one, and celebrate the beauty of motherhood in all its forms.