Zoë Saldana: My Body Was ‘Really Bent Out of Shape’ After Giving Birth
This mom isn’t taking no for an answer.
She accompanied the photo, in which she sports a red T-shirt and colorful leggings, with a lengthy description of her journey to reclaim her body after giving birth to twin boys Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio in November.
“Your body changes dramatically, inside and out. You grow in places you never knew you could, and you are tired beyond belief. In some cases more than others, your body experiences a kind of trauma through childbirth that is difficult to explain unless you’ve had that experience,” the Guardians of the Galaxy star, 36, writes.
“My case was like that, everything from my thyroid to my platelets crashed. Thank God, we are all doing great now, but my body was really bent out of shape after the boys were born.”
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She describes her determination to get her energy back and “find balance” for her body, no matter the difficulties and frustration she has faced.
“I know many of you have gone through this or are going through it as we speak. Let’s do it together. Let’s talk about it, hear each other out, and seek advice when we need it,” Saldana continues. “I will be sharing with you what I do, what I eat and how I feel about it in hopes that it will be of any help to you. Cool?”
The mom of two, who married artist Marco Perego in 2013, shares the baby steps she has been taking to return to her pre-baby physique, and ends the post with an invitation for fans to join her on her journey.
“I want to prove to myself that if I have the right determination I can do anything,” she says.
— Andrea Park