Peter Andre’s wife Emily MacDonagh wants to encourage mums to “embrace” and celebrate their post-baby bodies.
Mum of two Emily – who has Amelia, seven, and Theodore, four, with her husband Peter Andre – is calling for women to be more accepting of how they look now they’ve had a baby or two.
However, the junior doctor understands how much of a “big deal” it feels when the body goes through so many changes, both before and after the birth.
She told OK! magazine : “We just need to embrace post-pregnancy bodies, stop worrying about what people think and celebrate what an amazing thing our bodies have gone through.
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“It can feel like a big deal when your body changes.”
She continued: “The one thing I try to remember is that everyone else is too busy worrying about their own bodies to be looking at yours. When I had acne as a teenager, my mum always used to tell me that.”
Emily had both of her children in the winter, which she admits gave her “a few months to recover” before she even considered thinking about being seen in a swimming costume by strangers.
“I will say the one benefit of having winter babies both times is I had a good few months to recover before having to think about strangers seeing me in a swimsuit!” she added.
Emily recently ruled out having another baby with the Mysterious Girl singer any time soon.
“So many of my friends have had babies this year and they’ll send me pictures of them breastfeeding. It just makes me think about how much I loved it,” she shared in her column for OK! magazine.
“Don’t get me wrong, though, it’s hard work when they’re that young and I don’t miss the sleepless nights, but I do miss the lovely feeling of having a newborn.
“But I definitely don’t feel tempted to have another baby at the moment! You’d think all my friends having babies would make me broody but I’m not broody at all.”
She also confessed she found it “challenging” having her first child at just 24 years old.
“I was 24 when I had Millie, which I still count as quite young. That was hard at times, too,” she said.
“It’s really challenging and the last thing you need is people giving you dirty looks! Thankfully, I had a positive experience.”