Sarah Stage, model who had six pack throughout pregnancy, shows off abs...days after giving birth
Lingerie model Sarah Stage silenced her body shamers when she gave birth to a healthy eight pound baby boy, and it looks like she has wasted no time getting back in shape.
The 30-year-old courted controversy throughout her pregnancy as she showed off her toned, muscular physique.
Many commentators wrote on her social media posts that her child would be "underdeveloped" and "tiny" due to her petite frame.
Sarah maintained that those who did not like her photos could unfollow her, as she continued to share photos flaunting her bump in various bikinis and lingerie sets.
Three weeks ago, she welcomed an eight pound baby boy whom she named James Hunter.
Mere days after giving birth to her only child on April 14th, the model of European and Costa Rican descent was back to sharing photos of her famous body.
As the images attracted both praise and criticism, Sarah posted:
"I just wanted to say that I appreciate all of the love and support from you. And all of the mamas out there: you are all amazing! Whether you're in sweatpants and sneakers or a dress and heels, you're fabulous!! We should stick together and encourage each other instead of criticizing. Life is too short for negativity."
Fitness experts are adamant that it is completely possible to have tight abdominal muscles like Sarah’s all the way through pregnancy.
Franci Cohen, a personal trainer, told Cosmopolitan, that in order to regain a trim physique while pregnant it is best to eat smaller meals throughout the day.
“This will help maintain the integrity of the muscles so they don't stretch,” mum-of-four Cohen states.
She also adds that a major factor in how fit and healthy a woman remains during her pregnancy depends on her lifestyle before.
"The main thing is, before you go into your pregnancy, I would say get as fit as you can. Any doctor will tell you to continue, for the most part, at the same level you were," Cohen says. "You can continue until the day you give birth as long as you're not so extended with the belly that it throws your balance off or if you're carrying dangerously low."
"I saw [Sarah's] body, and I know people like that. A lot of it has to do with genetics, and if she's watching her diet and is extremely fit, and she's genetically predisposed to carry small to begin with, then it's three things in her favor," Cohen added.