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Millie Mackintosh says giving birth has changed her appearance


‘I don’t like the term, getting my body back!’ Millie Mackintosh insists she has lost her old figure for good as she reflects on giving birth at the height of a global pandemic

Millie Mackintosh says she is coming to terms with the physical changes to her body since welcoming her first child with husband Hugo Taylor in May.

The former Made in Chelsea star has been open about the impact pregnancy and childbirth has had on her appearance following the birth of daughter Sienna.

And speaking to Glamour, Millie, 29, insists the contrast between her pre and post pregnancy appearance is akin to looking at two completely different people. 

Millie Mackintosh says she is coming to terms with the physical changes to her body since welcoming her first child with husband Hugo Taylor in May

Millie Mackintosh says she is coming to terms with the physical changes to her body since welcoming her first child with husband Hugo Taylor in May 

‘I’ve started walking every day, I’ve started doing a bit of strength training again and it’s nice to feel like I’m just getting stronger,’ she said of her attempts to bounce back. 

‘I just don’t like the term, “getting my body back,” because I think it’s a new body, it’s different, you’ve given birth. So, it’s not your old body anymore.’ 

While she’s fully embraced parenthood in the weeks following Sienna’s birth, Millie admits the coronavirus pandemic prompted inevitable uncertainty regarding what would happen when she finally went into labour. 

Honest: The former Made in Chelsea star has been open about the impact pregnancy and childbirth has had on her appearance following the birth of daughter Sienna

Honest: The former Made in Chelsea star has been open about the impact pregnancy and childbirth has had on her appearance following the birth of daughter Sienna

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Reflecting on the anxious build up to her daughter’s arrival, the former TV personality revealed there was uncertainty regarding whether or not Hugo would even be allowed into the hospital.  

‘That was one of the ways it did really affect me – just not knowing would Hugo be able to be there for the birth or not,’ she explained. 

‘I was so glad that Hugo was there, and it was the most incredible moment of my life. I’m really lucky that during coronavirus I gave birth and still managed for it to be a really positive experience.’

Millie is now looking ahead to raising Sienna, and freely admits her daughter has given her a new lease of life. 

‘It’s amazing. When she smiles, I just think, “this is the reason for life. This is literally why we’re here. This is the best moment ever!”

Unsure: Reflecting on the anxious build up to her daughter's arrival, the former TV personality revealed there was uncertainty regarding whether or not Hugo would even be allowed into the hospital

Unsure: Reflecting on the anxious build up to her daughter’s arrival, the former TV personality revealed there was uncertainty regarding whether or not Hugo would even be allowed into the hospital

Her comments come after she shared a lengthy social media post on coming to terms with her post-partum body. 

Taking to Instagram in July,  she wrote: ‘I’m in awe of what my body has achieved over the last year but I find it hard not seeing the girl I know to be me looking back at me in the mirror.

‘I now see photos of myself pre-pregnancy and remember thinking at the time I didn’t like my body at certain angle but now I look back and think I looked great!

Proud mother: Millie is now looking ahead to raising Sienna, and freely admits her daughter has given her a new lease of life

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Proud mother: Millie is now looking ahead to raising Sienna, and freely admits her daughter has given her a new lease of life

‘It’s made me realise how critical I am of myself and how it’s so crucial, as women, that we learn to let ourselves off the hook.

‘My mantra has always been that you exercise because you love your body not because you hate it, so any movement I do now is with the intention to feel good and never to punish myself.

‘Sienna is worth every extra inch, pound and stretch mark. My body made me a Mother and for that I’ll always be grateful.’



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