Shay Mitchell in Women’s Health Mag On How Pregnancy and Motherhood Changed Her

Posted on May 17, 2021

Shay Mitchell covers the June 2021 issue of Women’s Health magazine photographed by Dennis Leupold.



On expectations about feeling like yourself post-partum: “Right after I had Atlas, if I ever made a comment about how I didn’t feel like myself, people were like, ‘Well, you just had a baby.’ Yeah, I know I just had a baby. I’m very grateful for my body, and that it gave life, but I’m still allowed to express that I don’t feel like myself.”


On being honest about motherhood: “I was strong before I had Atlas, and I wanted to feel that way after. We celebrate our bodies before we’re pregnant; we celebrate our bodies with bumps. We should also celebrate our bodies at whatever point we feel our best again.”


On new project ventures and trying new things: “People are like, ‘Why?’ and I’m like, ‘Well, why not?’” she says of jumping into a variety of projects. “Look, I have one life to live. I don’t want to say, What if?’”


The June issue is on newsstands on May 25.


[Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold for Women’s Health Magazine]

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