Great Britain

Kate Ferdinand admits ‘I don’t love my post-baby body’ and misses being fit and strong in underwear selfie

KATE Ferdinand admitted she doesn't love her post-baby body as she shared an underwear selfie.

The new mum said that while she missed feeling fit and strong, she is starting to feel like her old self again.

Sharing a candid makeup-free snap of her holding baby son Cree, she wrote: "Ahhh 😨 ... nerves kicking in again, but here goes. Let’s talk post pregnancy body 🤰🏼.

"I’ve really held off on uploading any pictures with my body in because last time I did, for some reason, I felt all types of nerves and ended up deleting it ... hormones, or the pressure of Instagram to look a certain way? Who knows, but either way, I’ve finally plucked up the courage. Here I am.

"I’m finally starting to slowly feel more like ‘me’ again, but it hasn’t been plain sailing. I was seeing lots of ladies, and I salute you, saying they love and embrace their post pregnancy body; I wish I felt like that but in all honesty ... I love that my body produced our baby BUT quite frankly, I don’t love my post baby body. I miss feeling fit & strong!"

Since giving birth to Cree in December, Kate said there are days where she works out like a machine.

But other times she prefers to tuck her head in the sweet cupboard.

Her fans think she looks great though, with one writing: "oh and you looks bloody beautiful as always!!! ❤️."

Another said: "You look amazing! And look at his perfect little head 💙😩 OMG I’m cluckin’."

Kate continued: "As women, our bodies go through so much & I feel like there is so much pressure to ‘bounce back’ when it’s just not realistic, especially with a newborn.

"I mean how tough is it to find the energy to exercise? Some days I am like a machine working out, walking, eating healthy and feeling on top of the world and other days (like yesterday) I haven’t found time for the exercise and I’m caught tucking my head in the sweet cupboard looking for some sugar in the hope it will keep me awake."

Kate's turned to the social network app Peanut to chat with other mums and reassured her followers that no matter how you feel after giving birth, it's normal.

"It’s amazing if you love your post baby body but it’s also ok and normal if you don’t. It doesn't mean you haven’t loved the process of bringing your child into the world and it's ok to want to feel back to the ‘old you’. It doesn’t mean we love our children any less.. (Although in all honesty, I’m not sure I will never not feel tired🤣)."

Kate Ferdinand on why mums should be recognised for their hard work

Football news:

Member of the UEFA Executive Committee on Real Madrid, City and Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final: They should be suspended. I expect this to happen on Friday
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Bayern did not participate in the discussion of the Super League and welcomes the reforms of the Champions League
Germany vs Super League: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund chose the UEFA side and supported the reform of the Champions League
Tuchel about the Super League: I don't want to get involved in this, because my words may sound like an excuse
UEFA has approved a change in the format of the Champions League. The Europa League and the LK will also lose the group stage from 2024
Lineker on Super League: Klopp has always been a man of the people. I wonder what coaches like Jurgen and Pep will say
UEFA President: Super League is a greedy project that could kill football forever. But this will not happen