Norwegian footballer wife, Caroline Berg Eriksen has gone on to cause outcry in her native country after going on to post a picture of her washboard stomach on the web just four days after giving birth.
The prolific fitness blogger – who writes under the name ‘Fotballfrue‘ or The Footballer’s Wife – posted a selfie on Instagram of her posing in front of a mirror in her underwear.
Her washboard stomach, complete with six-pack, and toned thighs can be seen in the image.
The blogger gave birth to her daughter Neilia on Monday morning.
Told the post: ‘I gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl yesterday, 10 minutes past 9 in the morning Her name is Nelia and she is perfect.’
The inference also being that she too with her heavenly body is perfect too.
Married to Premier League player Lars-Kristian Eriksen, Caroline Berg Eriksen’s image has sparked outrage in the Norwegian media, with one blogger slamming the move as ‘wildly provocative.’
Writing online, writer Suzanne Aabel told she couldn’t be sure if Mrs Ber Eriksen even ‘belonged to the same species’.
Told the blogger: ‘In my eyes, this picture is wildly provocative.
‘Not just because I’m the chubby girl who’s envious of her petite figure, but because I began to despise my own body when I was about twelve.’
Went on to comment a reader to Aabel’s post: ‘Is it really necessary to post a halvnakent picture of themselves?! It’s just to show off, thinking’s not much on how that image can affect readers.’
Commenting on the photo on Instagram, one user laurajanewilkes told, ‘Can she look like this 4 days after???’
The Footballer’s wife has since replied to critics on Facebook, telling: ‘I let out the picture because I’m proud of myself and my body for something as tough as a pregnancy / birth, and I think all mothers, regardless of the body shall be.’
She also posted links on her blog to the 4th Trimester Bodies Project, an online photo documentary dedicated to “embracing the beauty inherent in the changes brought by motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding.”
Reacting to Eriksen’s facebook post, Gro Nylander, head of the women’s clinic at the Norwegian National Hospital told: ‘I don’t think we should bully The Footballer’s Wife. ‘Life is unfair, some people have flat stomachs while others have pouts.’
The doctor added that new mothers must understand that every body responded differently to pregnancy and that is was not productive to compare to other women.
‘The most imporant thing is to be kind to your body. It’s a positive thing to have a few extra kilos on your body after birth,’ she said.
Whilst Norwegians might be wondering how one of their own manages to maintain such svelte bodily proportions one commentator on the web simply told: ‘She looks great what’s the problem again?