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Jennifer Metcalfe has shared a very honest selfie revealing her post-baby body on Instagram.
The Hollyoaks actress, 34, who welcomed a baby boy a month ago with Geordie Shore star Greg Lake, posted an image of herself sitting cross-legged in front of a mirror, in just her underwear.
She shared the image on her page to her 400k fans, along with a detailed message about how her body has changed since she has given birth.
She said: ‘4 weeks after my boy as vacated his apartment this is what I’m left with n it really isn’t that bad!
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‘I know a lot of women feel anxious about what their postpartum body will look like, but 4 me, this was the least of my worries (I had a poo pregnancy!) I wasn’t worried about what my body was going to look like when my boy had finished using it to grow.’
‘Instead I was intrigued/excited to see the new me.. and I like it!
She went on to comment, honestly, about how her breasts have changed: ‘The boobs have finally settled down. After breastfeeding they swelled beyond belief, going from a modest ‘B’ to a never-seen-before ‘F’ (leftie must have been at least a ‘G’).’
Jennifer added of her stomach: ‘Where my flat tummy turned bump once was, I now have a squishy bit of comfort 4 both my boys! Lil man uses it 2 bounce off 2 relieve his wind n Gregs gone from babysitting him in my tummy to holding the ‘squidge’ whilst he sleeps.
‘Arms n legs are wobblier and I’m defo rounder, but I think the extra pounds suit as I get older. With our long morning walks when daddy goes to work, 4 cappuccinos and toast and all the rocking, (he loves rocking) I’m sure they will firm up soon.’
Her fans applauded her for her positive approach, with nearly 50k likes on the post and hundreds of supportive comments about the breakdown of the changes her body has been through.
One inspired fan said: ‘So brave and honest. I love this post. I had my baby boy 9 months ago and still finding it hard to get rid of my baby belly – suppose we all get there eventually. Congratulations on the birth of your little one. You look beautiful. Xx’
‘Amazing what women’s bodies do and go through!’ another agreed. ‘Absolutely love this post! And you look perfect.’