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Stacey Solomon opens up about the 'painful' reality of post-birth

Section: Celebrity Mums

Stacey Solomon has opened up about her heartbreak at her diminishing baby bump as she shuts down questions about her ‘post-baby body’

The TV presenter welcomed her third child, and first with boyfriend Joe Swash, a month earlier than planned last week, but already she’s mourning her pregnancy.

"I’ve lost it today,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside an intimate snap of Joe kissing her deflating tummy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I’ve lost it today. I really miss my bump and baby being inside me. I don’t feel I appreciated it enough while I was pregnant and now it’s over. Joe and I didn’t have one picture of him with my bump. The thought of not having that memory has been really getting me down so today, Joe and my Dad helped me get a picture of what’s left of my bump to cheer me up. I love them so much. It’s not the same but it still means the world to me. For the record, for all of the people who asked me how excited I was to get my pre baby body back? Was I hoping to “snap back”? Am I going to train? Etc etc. I hate these questions. They’re pointless. And not important or relevant. No one knows how they’re going to feel and what we look like after birth is the very least of our worries. The truth is I’m devastated that my belly is shrinking by the day. I wish it could stay around for a little longer. I feel empty and hollow. Not to mention like I’ve been punched in the vagina. 💙

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She went on to slam assumptions that new mums should be desperate to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back, writing, "The truth is I’m devastated that my belly is shrinking by the day.

"I wish it could stay around for a little longer. I feel empty and hollow. Not to mention like I’ve been punched in the vagina."

Of questions about her fitness regime now that the baby had arrived, she said, "I hate these questions. They’re pointless. And not important or relevant. No one knows how they’re going to feel and what we look like after birth is the very least of our worries.

"I really miss my bump and baby being inside me. I don’t feel I appreciated it enough while I was pregnant and now it’s over."

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This article originally appeared on Closer Online 

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