It’s Time To Celebrate The Mum Bod

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It’s Time To Celebrate The Mum Bod

In recent years the ‘dad bods’ of Hollywood stars and even the guy next door have been praised as something we should consider as sexy as a six pack, so why don’t we have that same passion for mum bods when it’s us who actually give birth?

Instead, social media and the tabloids hold up images of women who’ve been able to ‘snap back’ to their pre-baby body as being ideal, often leaving women for whom that doesn’t happen feeling inadequate.

The Quicky speaks to an obstetrician and an expert in gender to find out why we are willing to praise the average body for dads but not mums, and take a head to toe look at all the amazing ways our bodies change during pregnancy and birth that should be celebrated. 


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Dr Vicki Woodward - Obstetrician at The Royal Women's Hospital in Victoria

Dr Blair Williams - Research Fellow and Lecturer at The Global Institute for Women's Leadership, based at The Australian National University in Canberra

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