Laura Whitmore has urged people to lay off new mums (Picture:@thewhitmore/Instagram)
Laura Whitmore has urged people to ‘stop comparing bodies’ after she headed back to work on Celebrity Juice after having her first child.
The Love Island presenter and husband Iain Stirling recently welcomed their baby daughter, with the couple confirming her arrival on social media last week.
In a lengthy Instagram post she gave her followers ‘a little tip for speaking to new mums’, reminding people not to ‘put your opinion or expectation on them’.
The radio host confessed that she feels ‘guilty for feeling good’ after becoming a mother following a ‘positive, natural birth’.
She also shared a sweet picture of herself cradling her girl in a baby carrier while she enjoyed an ice cream.
The new mum said: ‘I’ve been told I won’t be able to leave the house and should feel shit. But I actually feel the best I’ve felt ever and the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. And maybe feel a bit guilty for feeling good as I’ve been told I shouldn’t.
‘But I’ve created something incredible. I had a positive natural birth with thankfully no complications and a baby that LOVES the boob (and jaysus those boobs are looking good!) also a supportive partner who loves changing dirty nappies (well at least he does them anyway!)
‘I am lucky that’s my truth at the moment- I’m sure there will be tougher days. But you should never compare yourself to anyone else as your journey is specific to you.
‘Stop comparing bodies and situations. My body is not here for your comparison so please don’t judge it. Support other women, it doesn’t knock you – in fact it empowers you. Just a thought.’
Laura, 35, is back on the ITV2 game show having vowed to continue working after giving birth.
Speaking to The Telegraph she praised her mum Carmel for giving her the drive to be a working mum.
Laura said: ‘My mum grew up the youngest of 13 children in Catholic Ireland. She had a child out of wedlock and worked full-time, which taught me that there’s nothing you can’t do.
‘All my friends from school are doctors or teachers. The fact that I even thought it was possible to go off and work at MTV came from my mum because her attitude was: “If you want to, then why not?”
‘When people ask if I’m going to give up work this year because of the baby, I’m like, “Why? Mum did it in ’80s Ireland!”’