Blake Lively Thinks Post-Baby Body Expectations Are "Unfair"

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Blake Lively is . The actress and soon-to-be mother-of-two that she thinks the undue pressures put on a woman's post-baby body are "unfair" and that "a woman's body after having a baby is pretty amazing. … You just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer: You gave birth to a human being!" .

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