Kate Ferdinand has revealed she isn’t too worried about returning to her pre-baby body.
The 29-year-old and her husband Rio Ferdinand welcomed their first son together, Cree, in December last year.
She has been extremely open with her fans about her journey following the birth of her son, taking to Instagram to show the realities of being a mum.
Kate explained: “There are so many things about motherhood that no one tells you. I’d had the baby and I was in this whirlwind of emotion.
“My body was not the body I recognised. I felt really overwhelmed. I was feeling really abnormal and I started panicking. ‘Am I meant to be feeling like this?’”
She went on to explain that it wouldn’t have felt “real” if she posted pictures of herself all glammed up and received many messages from mums saying they “felt the same” when she posted the realities of motherhood.
Cree was born via an emergency c-section and the mum initially felt like she needed to return to her pre-baby figure.
“I would love to look how I looked before Cree but I am not putting a load of pressure on myself because things don’t always go to plan when you have a baby,” she added to The Sun.
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Kate is also stepmother to Rio’s three children from his marriage to his late wife Rebecca Ellison.
In early April, the mum revealed she started feeling better as a first-time mum thanks to her followers.
The insider told OK! magazine : “She’s feeling more positive,” the source explains, “it’s a lot to do with the great response she got from being so open about how she was feeling on social media.
“She got a really great reaction. She’s taken all the love and support she’s had from people and she’s realised she’s not on her own.”