Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe opens up about her post-baby body in candid selfie

Jennifer Metcalfe has shared a very honest selfie revealing her post-baby body on Instagram.

The Hollyoaks actress, 34, who welcomed a baby boy a month ago with Geordie Shore star Greg Lake, posted an image of herself sitting cross-legged in front of a mirror, in just her underwear.

4weeks afta my boy as vacated his apartment this is wat I'm left wi n it really isn't that bad!I know alot o women feel anxious about wat their postpartum body will look like,but4me,this was the least o my worries(I ada poo pregnancy!)I want worried about wat my body was goin2look like wen my boy ad finished usin it 2grow,Instead I was intrigued/excited 2c the new me..n I like it! 😍💃🏻The boobs av finally settled down.Afta breastfeeding they swelled beyond belief,going frm a modest 'B' 2a neva seen before 'F'(leftie must av been @least a 'G'😳)they were lumpy,absolutely wrecked n my once lil brown nips ad trebled in size.I couldn't wait 2c,afta all this,wat they were guna look like.These r more than ok,I fed a human wi them,they r awesome!🤗Where my flat tummy turned bump once was,I now ava squishy bit of comfort4both my boys!Lil man uses it 2bounce off 2relieve his wind☺️n Gregs gon frm babysittin him in my tummy to holdin the"squidge"whilst e sleeps (usually not for long👶🏻😅)me all cozy under the arm.Arms n legs are wobblier n I'm defo rounder,but I think the extra lbs suit as I get older.With r long morning walks wen daddy goes 2work 4cappuccino n toast n all the rocking,he❤️'s rocking😅I'm sure they will firm up soon.I'm still hairy👹I swore once I cud c IT again I would sort it but these days I have biga fish 2fry,so pls dnt judge if u spot a spiders leg or 10!The bum😳the bums BIIIIG..but the size as actually stretched out the cellulite abit😂 so every cloud 🌩💫Everythin as healed downstairs n ova the nxt couple wks mayb ill ava nose.This does make me slightly anxious..on it with the pelvic floors😂I av lots of friends who r pregnant/new mums. I know their new bodies can make em feel insecure n down.I think it's important we c unfiltered bodies durin n after r babies n celebrate them! I❤️'d seeing ow my body adapted to accommodate new life n its truly,beautifully,mind blowin.If u dnt like it,there's always diets/gym wen u av recovered!So 4now try to enjoy ur perfect changing shell❤️I wanted 2post sooner but my new home (Gregs former bachelor pad)didnt ava full length mirror.I sorted this,amongst uva things😏with a fab Argos1,gr8 buy @£29 don't ya think🙌🏽

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She shared the image on her page to her 400k fans, along with a detailed message about how her body has changed since she has given birth.

She said: ‘4 weeks after my boy as vacated his apartment this is what I’m left with n it really isn’t that bad!

‘I know a lot of women feel anxious about what their postpartum body will look like, but 4 me, this was the least of my worries (I had a poo pregnancy!) I wasn’t worried about what my body was going to look like when my boy had finished using it to grow.’

‘Instead I was intrigued/excited to see the new me.. and I like it!

She went on to comment, honestly, about how her breasts have changed: ‘The boobs have finally settled down. After breastfeeding they swelled beyond belief, going from a modest ‘B’ to a never-seen-before ‘F’ (leftie must have been at least a ‘G’).’

Jennifer added of her stomach: ‘Where my flat tummy turned bump once was, I now have a squishy bit of comfort 4 both my boys! Lil man uses it 2 bounce off 2 relieve his wind n Gregs gone from babysitting him in my tummy to holding the ‘squidge’ whilst he sleeps.

‘Arms n legs are wobblier and I’m defo rounder, but I think the extra pounds suit as I get older. With our long morning walks when daddy goes to work, 4 cappuccinos and toast and all the rocking, (he loves rocking) I’m sure they will firm up soon.’

Her fans applauded her for her positive approach, with nearly 50k likes on the post and hundreds of supportive comments about the breakdown of the changes her body has been through.

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One inspired fan said: ‘So brave and honest. I love this post. I had my baby boy 9 months ago and still finding it hard to get rid of my baby belly – suppose we all get there eventually. Congratulations on the birth of your little one. You look beautiful. Xx’

‘Amazing what women’s bodies do and go through!’ another agreed. ‘Absolutely love this post! And you look perfect.’