Self-Proclaimed 'Hot Mom' Bashed for Boasting 'Unrealistic' Postpartum Body

A self-proclaimed "hot mom" met an icy reception after sharing her postpartum body on social media, noting that she could wear her pre-pregnancy clothes only two weeks after giving birth.

Agnieszka Bordes, a new mom who lives in Houston, Texas, posted the controversial video on TikTok last week. The clip has amassed over 550,000 views. It showed her walking a stroller in slim-fitting workout wear and stopping to pick up and kiss her baby, smiling while she rested the infant on her shoulder.

"POV: You're 2 weeks postpartum, fit again in all your clothes, it's a beautiful sunny day, you're on your hot mom walk, your baby is full and happy, life is good," Bordes wrote in text overlay on the video.

A host of female celebrities have shown off a slim frame shortly after giving birth. Model and social media star Emily Ratajkowski posted an Instagram of herself with a flat stomach just over a week after having her first child in 2021. But most women's bodies take much longer to approach their pre-pregnancy shape and size, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. It is normal to lose some weight between six to eight weeks after giving birth and still have 10 to 15 more pounds to lose in subsequent months.

‘Hot Mom’ Bashed For ‘Unrealistic’ Postpartum Body
A TikToker recently sparked controversy after posting a video of herself two weeks after giving birth. Although a host of female celebrities have shown off a slim frame shortly after giving birth, most women’s bodies take much longer to approach their pre-pregnancy shape and size. DIDIER PALLAGES / Contributor/AFP

Some viewers slammed Bordes for displaying a standard that is unattainable for many women.

"This is so unrealistic," said the top comment.

"Let's not normalize everything being back to normal 2 weeks postpartum," added another person. "I couldn't even leave my house for the first two months."

Another despondent viewer suggested that the video fit into a trend of social media platforms making women feel inadequate. "I don't know why this needed to be posted," they wrote. "It's everything I hate about social media."

Other viewers defended the mom, saying she had the right to share her personal experience.

"Why do we have to say it's unrealistic?" asked a supporter. "Everyone's diff. If she was in shape prior and during pregnancy she's gonna bounce back within two weeks."

"You go mama," another person chimed in. "So many moms shaming but this is your journey. Everyone carries different, lives different lifestyles etc. This gives me motivation."

Bordes did not seem too phased by the critics, posting a follow-up video four days later with her "18 days postpartum body update." She posed in a bikini for the clip.

"Since my recent TikTok made so many people angry, here's another one," said her caption.

Newsweek reached out to Bordes for comment.