Chloe Madeley shows off post-partum body in underwear pic alongside candid post
TV personality and new mum Chloe Madeley has shown off her post-partum body in an underwear snap, taken three weeks after giving birth.
The 35 year old fitness enthusiast is the daughter of TV presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, and is married to former rugby union player James Haskell.
The couple have welcomed their first child, daughter Bodhi Rae Georgia Haskell, and shared that they “are happier than they've ever been.”
And now personal trainer Chloe has returned to working out, sharing her experience of building back her strength, fitness and nutritional health, following her somewhat complicated birthing experience.
Taking to her Instagram comments the 35 year old opened up about how after giving birth, she worried she'd never feel sexy again.
She said: "The bleeding and the breast leakage can get so tiresome that you cry because you just want to sit with nothing on for a few minutes (still there)!
"You can’t ever imagine feeling sexy again (still there).
"Sometimes you just sit and stare even though you have a f**k ton of work to do (still there)."
Posting to Instagram, the fitness buff shared a number of photos of her progress, writing: “6 weeks PP and slowly building back up to strength, fitness and nutritional health.
“This post reflects MY journey so far, and every step of said journey has been instructed and green lit after being assessed by 2 separate physiotherapists.
“One of whom has been treating me for years and knows me and my body very well, the other a Women’s Health Physio who has been treating me since week 36 of my pregnancy (I made it to week 41)”
Continuing, the mum-of-one adds: “YOUR journey might (likely will) look entirely different. No 2 pregnancies, childbirths or postnatal recoveries will look the same. I highly recommend if you have just had a baby that you seek out a Women’s Health Physio before resuming any activity at all.
“Towards the end of my pregnancy, from about week 37, I stopped training. While my pelvic floor remained strong throughout my pregnancy, it was actually overactive and as I wanted a vaginal birth, I decided to step away from lifting and PF exercises altogether.
“When I was discharged from hospital after an emergency C-Section, I was green lit 5-10 minute daily walks and encouraged to climb a set of stairs once a day, for 2 weeks.”
Talking about her activity levels three weeks post-birth she writes: “In week 3 I went to physio and was given PF and TVA workouts. I also increased my daily walks up to 20mins per day.”
Now at six weeks, Chloe says that her incision has finally stopped aching, and she was shocked it took so long.
She’s also started body weight and balance exercises for the first time since giving birth.
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