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Keira Knightley knows how tough it can be to be a new mom. In an interview in the December issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, Knightley talks about gender inequalities, the struggle to find affordable childcare, and about embracing her new post-baby body after giving birth to her (now 1-year-old) daughter, Edie.

Knightley says she thinks it's "archaic" that paternity leave is so much shorter than maternity leave. "You need to be a family unit, not just have the guy there for two weeks and then go back to work and the mother left desperately trying to figure it out," she says.

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Knightley goes onto say that it's "shocking" how "unbelievably expensive" childcare is in the UK. She points out that often, "there is no option for a woman to go back to work unless she's being paid really, really well and can afford full-time care before [her child can] get into nursery." Knightley says that she considers herself lucky to be able to afford good childcare.

And as far as getting that pre-baby body back, Knightley says she'd rather just embrace her body the way it looks now. She explains:

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It’s a different body, as it should be, because it’s done an extraordinary thing…I thought I was going to go, “God, I’ve got to get back into shape.” I actually went completely the opposite. I went, “F**k that, I’m not putting that pressure on myself in any way.” So it’s taken me a long time to get back into my jeans. I’m nearly there. Not quite there, but nearly there…

Sounds like she's got the right attitude about this whole "motherhood" thing.