Having a baby is hard enough, without people passing judgement on your body.
That's why Victoria Secret, Candice Swanepoel was having none of the people who were shaming her postpartum body.
Taking to Instagram stories the model penned how people need to 'check' themselves if they have a problem with her body.
Candice captioned the beach bikini snap:
"This is me 12 days after having my son. If you have something bad to say about it… Check yourself."
"Society can be so cruel to one another. Beauty standards are sometimes impossible for women these days. I am not ashamed to show my post-partum tummy, I am proud actually. I carried my son for nine months in there, I think I've earned the right to have a little tummy."
"Is it because I am a model? Well, we are normal people too so let me enjoy the beach in peace please," she concluded.
Posting another photo of her heavily pregnant, the model said:
"I don't have to hide my stomach just because people have unrealistic standards of women. We create life. What can you do?"
"Ladies we are all in this together, be kind to each other," she added.