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Zooey Deschanel Opens Up About 'Odd' Post-Pregnancy Body Expectations In The May Issue Of Redbook!

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Zooey's just saying what we're all thinking.

Zooey Deschanel just tells it like it is!

The brunette beauty is gracing the cover of Redbook's May issue, and opened up about her new life as a momma in the popular publication's pages!

Video: Watch Morgan Freeman Teach Zooey How To Have A Sexy Voice!

The New Girl star explained that she just doesn't understand how people can expect a woman who just gave birth to miraculously be back in top-top shape in no time, saying:

"To expect someone to look like her pre-baby self immediately is odd. Because you just grew a human and then birthed that human—there's a lot that needs to go back to where it was. All your organs move around, for chrissakes!"

Truer words, Zooey. Truer words.

The gorgeous gal also admitted that she's all about women supporting other women. The actress exclaimed that the lovely ladies of the world shouldn't let society's double standards turn them against each other:

"Growing up, girls get all of these cues that you're not supposed to be aggressive. You can't be bossy. If you're assertive, you're bitchy. There are a lot of negative things that are said about women who are powerful, and I think that it makes for a climate where women end up being inadvertently passive-aggressive toward one another, and sometimes trying to pull each other down."

With this attitude, we bet the precious parent is going to set a fantastic example for her baby girl, Elise Otter Pechenik, as she grows older.

But, the fierce female confessed that her bouncing baby has already set a solid example for her, revealing:

"I've never really felt like an adult. But I think it's a huge accomplishment to have a child, so maybe I feel like an adult for that reason."

And it seems that, to Zooey, part of feeling like an adult means putting her family first.

She told the mag that her career is currently taking a backseat to caring for her beautiful brood:

"I've slowed things down a bit. I think it's good for your whole self— your creative self, your professional self, and just your soul— to take a little time for yourself and your family. You can spend your whole life going after things, but I think you risk missing out on some really powerful self-reflection."

To see the absolutely AH-mazing photos from the Elf alum's Redbook spread, ch-ch-check out the gallery (above)! And if you want more of the quirky star, you can pick up a copy of her issue on April 19!

[Image via Yu Tsai/Redbook.]

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