‘I truly never thought I would feel myself again’: Kate Ferdinand shares before and after shots from first pregnancy after regaining her post-baby body in just NINE months (and they get the thumbs up from Rio!)
Kate Ferdinand revealed before and after shots from her first pregnancy on Thursday as she gave fans another domestic update on her life as a working mum, and the impact childbirth has had on her self-image.
The former TV personality welcomed son Cree, her first child with husband Rio Ferdinand in December, and has since given social media followers a unique insight into the inevitable change parenthood has had on her life.
Taking to Instagram with her latest update, Kate, 30, matched an older shot of herself during the latter stages of her pregnancy, alongside a more recent snap in which she cradles her son while modelling a black bra and matching underwear.
Now: Kate Ferdinand revealed before and after shots from her first pregnancy on Thursday as she gave fans another domestic update on her life as a working mum
Captioning the images, the ex-TOWIE cast-member marveled at the ease with which she has bounced back into shape, and admitted childbirth had dealt a heavy blow to her self confidence.
She wrote: ‘My baby is 9 months old, I can’t believe it. I felt like 9 months of pregnancy dragggggged but just like that this last 9 months have just flown by.
‘I took this photo on the day I had Cree and comparing the two photos – it’s truly unbelievable what our bodies can do.
And then: The TV personality matched a more recent shot (above) with an image taken during the latter stages of her pregnancy with son Cree, her first child with husband Rio Ferdinand
Speaking out: Captioning the images, the ex-TOWIE cast-member marveled at the ease with which she has bounced back into shape, and admitted childbirth had dealt a heavy blow to her self confidence
Support: Responding to the post, husband Rio acknowledged the long hours Kate spent working out in order to regain her pre-pregnancy physique
‘After giving birth I truly never thought I would feel myself again, and honestly everything is a bit more wobbly than before, but I feel so much happier, I am in awe of the fact I have produced my beautiful baby boy and super proud of the woman I have become.’
She added: ‘I’ve definitely eased up on the pressure I add to myself; I’ve never really had a healthy relationship with my body, but watching what it has done for me and my baby this last 18 months is nothing short of incredible.’
The fitness nut also offered an empowering message to other mums after finally regaining her self-confidence.
So happy: Kate has been loving motherhood since welcoming baby son Cree in December
She added: ‘I love to work out, but for me these days it is much more about the mind & how it makes me feel rather than how I look. Be proud of yourselves mums, we are amazing.’
Responding to the post, supportive husband Rio acknowledged the long hours Kate spent working out in order to regain her pre-pregnancy physique.
He wrote: ‘Ridiculous. Hasn’t been without hard work baby.’
Good times: The former TOWIE star is happily married to retired Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand
Kate recently branded her husband’s dad Julian ‘the best father-in-law’ to mark his birthday on Tuesday following an ‘uncomfortable’ start to their relationship.
The former TOWIE star took to Instagram to share a sweet throwback snap showing her at a party with Julian and added a caption reading: ‘Happy birthday to the best father-in-law. We all love you so much’.
Kate beamed as she posed next to Julian in the snap as they both cradled drinks, while she placed the caption over the top of the shot.
Her post comes after her 2020 documentary Rio and Kate: Becoming a Step Family, in which footballer Rio shed light on the rocky start to Julian and Kate’s relationship, which saw the former ‘unsure’ of the latter.