The Healthy Beauty Pledge for Mothers and Mothers-to-Be

As women, as mothers, and as mothers-to-be, we are starting a healthy beauty revolution. Join us by signing the pledge and passing it on!

I promise to...

  • Acknowledge that there is no such thing as the "perfect" body—or the "perfect" mommy.
  • Never define my self-worth according to the number on the scale or the size of my clothes.
  • Make decisions that are right for me. They don't have to be right for everyone else.
  • Take care of myself and take time for myself, even if some days I can only manage one-minute increments.
  • Work on developing a relationship with food that is about health, nourishment and enjoyment, not deprivation, indulging and punishment.
  • Stop all body-bashing talk with my friends, my colleagues, my partner, my family, and myself.
  • Ask for help when I need it. I'll make a phone call, write an email or send a text—whatever it takes to reach out for support.
  • Separate the re-touched, made-up beauty fantasies in the media from what matters most to me in reality.
  • Give up the mission to get my "pre-baby body" back and start focusing my energy on moving forward in my new life.
  • Remember that, one person at a time, healthy beauty is a revolution—for ourselves and for our children.

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Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat book cover

THE BOOK

"A lighthearted guide to combating a silent societal epidemic...[T]he authors do a great service in bringing to light a fear that women may believe they suffer with alone...The concepts and solidarity offered here should prove valuable for millions of American women."
--Publishers Weekly

Seventy-eight percent of women are entering pregnancy with a very real and damaging fear of what pregnancy and impending motherhood will do to their bodies, their sexuality, and their self-esteem. Unfortunately, very few women talk about how deep those fears really go. With celebrity "bump watches" and "post-baby slimdown secrets" just adding fuel to the fire, Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? is the first book to break the silence—and to provide real answers and support.

From candid interviews with more than 400 women (and some men, too!), the authors expose the most prevalent challenges and body insecurities women face throughout pregnancy and beyond.

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby (HCI Books) is available now.

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THE AUTHORS

Magali Amadei and Claire Mysko are the founders of Inside Beauty and 5 Resolutions to Transform the Fashion and Beauty Industries, two groundbreaking initiatives that have garnered international acclaim for responsibly addressing the intersections of health, body image, fashion, and beauty.
Magali AmadeiMagali is an actor, author, mother and model who has has appeared on the pages and covers of virtually every fashion magazine in the world, including Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar. As an activist, her work began with helping to raise awareness of eating disorders.
Claire MyskoClaire is a writer and body image expert who has served as the director of the American Anorexia Bulimia Association, the Executive Editor of SmartGirl, and the Assistant Director of Communications at Girls Inc. She is also the author of the award-winning guide for girls, You're Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self.

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