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In a world of snapback, it’s okay to take your time.

Black Celebs Who Were Okay With Not Snapping Back Immediately After Pregnancy  was originally published on

1. Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams admitted she went through an entire medical crisis after giving birth to her baby girl. Even though Serena desperately wanted to defend her Australian open title earlier this year, she prioritized her health. Her coach commented on the decision saying: “The thing is, when she gave birth, things didn’t go as smooth as she expected. She had some complications—I mean, the baby was perfect, but she had some issues afterwards—and these medical issues delayed the moment that she could come back to practice.”

2. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington told People after the birth of her son in 2017, she didn’t rush back to the gym. “My doctor made me take my six weeks off, and I did,” she told the publication. “It was really important to me to have that downtime and then start working out slowly, which I’m still doing, I am still slowly getting back into it.”

3. Cyn Santana

Cyn Santana

Cyn Santana is just getting back to her workouts after giving birth to her baby boy in Dec. of 2017 with rapper Joe Budden. “I read a comment that said ‘I cant wait for you to drop your baby. Your nose is way too big’ and it made me really sad. Not because it hurt my feelings… (cause I don’t give a f*** what y’all talkin bout) but because others have to deal with reading these type of low comments. What about those who don’t have thick skin? Those that are easily affected by outside commentators? Just the thought of it alone makes me cringe and breaks my heart.”

4. Tia Mowry

Mama of two Tia Mowry shared an honest photo with her IG followers, showing herself visibly frazzled from a night of no sleep with a newborn. “No #katemiddleton here. 🤪 #teamnosleep #mom” she captioned the photo.

5. Beyonce


Workaholic and perfectionist Beyonce delayed Coachella for a year after she found out she was expecting the twins.

6. Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson delayed her “State Of The World” tour to focus on having a family. Janet gave birth on Jan 3 of 2017 and renamed her tour “Unbreakable,” which she waited 9 months after baby to resume.