Bachelor alum Jamie Otis comes with a double set of fans as she met and married her husband Doug Hehner in Season 1 of Married at First Sight. Bachelor Nation might recall her from the season that featured Ben Flajnik. But now, she moved on from that experience and earlier this year, she and Doug welcomed their second child, Hendrix. But, she tires of postpartum body-shaming.
Bachelor alum Jamie Otis produced two children with Doug Hehner
ABC fans probably recall that Jamie Otis went off Ben Flajnik after their “disaster kiss.” But if not, she wrote all about it in her book, Wifey 101: Everything I Got Wrong After Finding Mr. Right. Plus, she found the show unpleasant, which is why she claimed no more filming on that dating show for her. Not that she needs a dating show these days, as she and Doug seem happy enough.
We reported that Jamie knows a thing or two about childbirth. After all, she holds a career as a “labor and delivery nurse.” But she birthed her son at home due to the coronavirus even though a hospital birth’s safer. Five months on, The Bachelor alum says she still keeps some postpartum weight on. And, she grows tired of people who body-shame moms. Jamie talked about it on Instagram on October 29.
Jamie said she deliberately shares her “postpartum bod.” With her first child, she kept it a bit more private. But now she vows that no matter how many comments come about her carrying some extra weight, she “intends” sticking with it. She noted that carrying some weight after a baby is “normal.” So, she feels “sad” that people body-shame moms.
The Bachelor alum noted, “There is absolutely nothing wrong with having the extra “baby weight” 5 months postpartum, 5 years postpartum or 50 years postpartum!🤰🏼” Admittedly, after five months, she still shows a bit of a “bump.” But she shared her story for moms who need a “positive message.” Not everyone loses their life-nurturing bump as fast as others. And, Jamie feels nobody should view that as shameful.
Fans react to postpartum body message
Singer and bass player, Katherine Cimorelli reacted. She wrote, “I love this so much!! Why is there SO MUCH pressure on moms to look exactly how they did before giving birth?” She feels it simply “makes no sense.” And obviously, birth results in body changes like “stretch marks, extra weight, scars, etc.” She believes something “normal” makes for a “BEAUTIFUL badge of honor.”
Other women agree with The Bachelor alum. One fan commented, “Women need to stop being so hard on themselves and each other.”
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