She's got the body and the baby
It’s tough to be a mom, especially if you’re trying to navigate being a parent for the very first time. You’ve got to completely change your schedule, often becoming sleep deprived, cope with a changing body and then deal with feeding your baby in public. Many people still believe that breastfeeding shouldn’t be allowed in public places, but this gorgeous model and actress is telling women that they shouldn’t be afraid to feed their baby where they like; they should be excited about doing it.
Canadian actress and model Ildiko Ferenczi is a married mom in her 20s, and she’s proudly saying that giving birth to her son not only completed her life, but it made her body even better than it was before despite what people said about pregnancy ruining her perfect shape.
You may have noticed Ildiko in roles in the shows Smallville and Flash Gordon. You may have also noticed her posing in Playboy recently. They asked her to do a pictorial after she gave birth to her now 16-month-old son Daniel.
In fact, she took her pictures mere weeks after giving birth via C-section. (In a controversial move, Playboy decided to take the nudity out of their long-running publication in order to appeal to a wider swath of readers.) Ildiko finally said that she would pose for a pictorial, since she didn’t have to completely disrobe. It also gave her a chance to discuss how motherhood has changed her life and body for the better.
She said, “I was invited to grace the cover of Playboy without getting nude, it was a no-brainer. What a phenomenal place to share my journey as a mother. There was no pressure, I’m so proud of my body that blessed me with the best gift life can offer – my son.”
Her New Body
The amount of people who said that pregnancy would ruin her body and therefore ruin her career was incredible, but Ildiko didn’t listen to them. She wanted to expand her family, and she’s happier than ever. She said about the mean comments, “You know, everyone told me pregnancy is going to destroy my body and my life. People just don’t get it – my life isn’t over. I was blessed with the biggest blessing of my life and now my life has just begun.”
Ildiko loves mommyhood and everything that comes with it; she feels like more of a woman than she ever has. She explained her feelings, “I feel sexier in every single way. Even when I was pregnant I felt so sexy. It’s something I never thought I’d feel, but I did. Women’s bodies are so beautiful in every shape and size there is something so empowering about the journey of motherhood. I thought I was Wonder Woman before, but after knowing your body created a beautiful little human…there is something to that whole experience.”
She continued, “I’m not embarrassed of my body, I love my body and to be honest I’m mostly nude at home. If anything, I hope to leave a valuable example to my son: to be fearless, stick to his beliefs, break rules, be open to opportunities, and follow his dreams.” She also feels that her pictures can only help women who feel that they’re being admonished for breastfeeding in public.
Renewed Lease on Life
Ildiko hopes that her breastfeeding pictures and even her glamorous photographs with her son will empower other moms to feel like motherhood can be sexy. She said about her breastfeeding selfies, “I don’t care what anyone thinks. I strongly feel that no one should be afraid to breast-feed in public. It’s not about them, or me, the priority is to make sure my son gets the nutrition he needs. A child’s body is going to signal when they need nutrition and that will happen any time or any place. It’s an incredible journey that created an irresistible bond between us.”
If Ildiko thought she was Wonder Woman before motherhood, she’s got the power of five of them now. She wants it all, and she’s going to get it. She said, “And to everyone that said my son would destroy me…the proof is in the pudding. It’s just not true. I feel the sexiest I’ve ever felt. I hope others can be open and fearless to the journey of motherhood. I’m a woman that wants it all; a family, health, fitness, success, passions, dreams, all in all a really great life.”
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