Of all the things that COVID-19 has made more difficult this year, having a baby must be one of the most challenging. That’s true even for pregnant celebrities, as pop star Katy Perry demonstrated over the weekend. Celebrating both a new album and the birth of her daughter, the singer took to Instagram to share a post-pregnancy look, complete with a nursing bra and postpartum underwear.
A Big Week for Katy Perry
Between the arrival of her new baby, Daisy Dove Bloom, and the release of her new album Smile, Perry has had quite the week. She and her fiancé, actor Orlando Bloom, welcomed the newborn on Wednesday, August 26 — two days before the album’s release.
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Posted @withregram • @unicef Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.⠀ ⠀ “As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.
“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” the couple said in an Instagram post.
Perry first celebrated by releasing music videos for the songs “Champagne Problems” and “Tucked” from the new album. She also posted a pre-pregnancy clip of herself from the “Champagne Problems” video on Instagram.
“🎶Allllll weee goooot arre #ChampagneProblems nowwe 🎶 🍾🥂 Listen to Champagne Problems to get your pre-baby body back 😩,” Perry jokingly wrote in the caption.
The Post-Pregnancy Snapshot
However, it was an Instagram story of Perry’s post-baby body that really grabbed attention on Sunday, August 30. In the candid shot, Perry captured herself in the mirror wearing a nude-colored nursing bra and grey maternity panties.
“Bra by @medela_us […] Underwear by @fridamom,” Perry wrote on the image. “Hair n makeup by: @exhaustion.”
Perry set the image to another song from her new album, “Not the End of the World.” The song features timely lyrics about maintaining hope in the face of adversity. It’s a message we could all use right now, even those who aren’t juggling a new baby and a soaring musical career.