Celebrity moms giving sleepless nights to others

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London, Mar 3 (UNI) Did watching mother-of-two Madhuri Dixit dance to the tune of 'Aaja Nachle' give you concerns about your own body? You are not alone as a survey found that celebrity moms are making ordinary mothers feel ''saggy, baggy and depressed''.

The poll of 1,300 mothers by the website Mumsnet revealed that only one in four mothers are satisfied with their appearance.

Half of the women questioned said they were so fed up with their lumps, bumps and sagging skin they would consider cosmetic surgery if they could afford it.

Most women preferred their figures before pregnancy-- 68 per cent said they had looked better before giving birth.

They said exercise was the best way to cheer themselves up when they were feeling bad about their bodies and compliments came a close second.

Half of those who participated in the survey said they could look just as good as their celebrity counterparts if they had the money and time, and a personal trainer.

Susie Orbach, a psychologist and visiting professor at the London School of Economics, said, ''Motherhood should be a really empowering time which is all about the bonding relationship between mother and baby. Instead, it has been totally subverted.'' ''There are pressures on mothers now like there have never been before. It leaves women feeling inadequate about their bodies at a point when they have enough to deal with, adjusting to a whole new role in life,'' she added.


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