Lady Antebellum front woman Hillary Scott is loving being a first-time mama, but she isn’t loving is the pressure to quickly lose the baby weight. The singer refuses to let any expectations regarding her body bring her down.
Scott explained “There’s so much pressure on new moms, especially who are in the public eye, to get back into shape as soon as possible, which translates to, ‘As soon as possible, look like you were never pregnant or had a baby.’”
The Lady A singer went on to say “The women who get there the fastest are celebrated like it’s an accomplishment. I think that is so wrong and sends such a bad message to young women.”
Hillary has a great support system with her husband Chris Tyrrell, and decided not to focus on losing the baby weight despite the media expectations.
“That pressure really forced me to take a deep breath and accept and embrace me for me, which is always a work in progress, but more important now that I have a daughter,” she explains.
The new mom set to hit the road with fellow Lady Antebellum bandmates Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood for their Take Me Downtown Tour in January. The baby girl will be along for the ride, and baby fever could lead to more small additions on the way for the band.
“It will be interesting to see how having a baby on board affects their relationships. There is something so beautiful about the innocence of a child and the grace and joy a child brings to everyone,” Scott says. “I’m curious to see who’s next! It’s only a matter of time.”