Stacey Solomon shares 'insecure' post-baby body moment ahead of wearing bikini

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Stacey Solomon has been praised by fans for sharing an inspiring post about body confidence, pictured in December 2019. (Getty Images)
Stacey Solomon has been praised by fans for sharing an inspiring post about body confidence, pictured in December 2019. (Getty Images)

Stacey Solomon has been praised for sharing a bikini snap with an empowering message about post-pregnancy body confidence.

The 32-year-old mum-of-four posted a picture on Instagram sitting by a pool in a black bikini with her four-month-old daughter, Rose next to her.

Alongside the sweet snapshot, the Loose Women star shared an honest caption about feeling insecure about her post-partum body, which many could relate to.

"Rose’s first swims," she wrote. She loved it so much. Although there were definitely moments when it looked like she wasn’t too pleased with the water the way she was splashing it I forgot how magical those first swims are, even though it feels like yesterday we were taking Rex for his first swim now he’s cannonballing in."

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But despite loving the experience of taking her daughter swimming for the first time, the presenter also admitted to having a body confidence wobble about wearing her bikini.

"P.S I had a little moment getting ready for swimming where I felt a little bit insecure," she continued. "Then I remembered how grateful I am that my body has grown the loves of my life.

"For anyone else who hears that mean little voice from time to time. Tell it to get lost and be quiet because it’s lying. You’re so beautiful and your body is incredible. No matter what some of the things we see will lead us to believe."

After sharing the relatable post fans flooded the comments section with support for the TV star with many thanking the mum-of-four for "keeping it real".

"Stacey you look bl**dy gorgeous and you show us all that it’s ok to be ourselves and not how we think we should be from the pictures in magazines," one user wrote. "You keep it real and we all love you for that. You've definitely helped me to love myself that little bit more."

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Solomon has shared her body insecurities with fans on Instagram, pictured in November 2019 with fiance Joe Swash. (Getty Images)
Solomon has shared her body insecurities with fans on Instagram, pictured in November 2019 with fiance Joe Swash. (Getty Images)

"What a role model to woman/young girls posting a picture of a real body, not edited! Amazing," another agreed.

Another fan commented: "Every women is amazing if you grow babies or not. We are all amazing individuals who deserve kindness. Our bodies are more than this perfect ideal projected by social media and magazines".

"Preach Queen with a capital Q," yet another fan added. "You look beautiful".

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Other users shared their own battles with their inner body demons.

"Your caption's right," one user commented. "I took my daughter swimming yesterday, I felt the exact same but then I remember that my body has grown my two beautiful girls and for that I am so grateful".

"It’s weird how becoming a mum has made me the most confident I’ve ever been in my body, as I refuse to let my kids hear me put myself down," another fan wrote. "And by stopping that narrative I’ve learnt to love myself a little more, despite being bigger than I’ve ever been. I think you look gorgeous! And no reasons to feel insecure whatsoever! Beautiful!"

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The mum-of-four recently gave birth to daughter, Rose and has opened up about her body insecurities, pictured in December 2019. (Getty Images)
The mum-of-four recently gave birth to daughter, Rose and has opened up about her body insecurities, pictured in December 2019. (Getty Images)

Solomon isn't the only celebrity opening up about the reality of their post-pregnancy bodies recently. Earlier this week Millie Mackintosh has reminded fans "it's not always as it seems" on social media after sharing how her body looks from different angles.

In the Insta vs reality post, the former Made in Chelsea star uploaded two mirror-selfies to her Instagram account, showing her posing in grey leggings and a bralette. In the first, her figure looks toned and un-blemished.

In the second, a short video clip, the 31-year-old, mum-of-two can be seen walking towards the mirror, pulling down her leggings to reveal her postpartum stomach in all its glory.

Just like Solomon, Mackintosh, who gave birth to her second daughter in XX, Aurelia Violet, in November las year, was praised by fans for the honest depiction of her body.

One commented: "Keeping it real means so much to new mums out there...", while another wrote: "Thank you Millie!! you look amazing and it's great to see some honest posts".

Gemma Atkinson has also recently been thanked by fans for highlighting how her body has changed since having a baby.

The actor shares a daughter, Mia, two, with Strictly Come Dancing professional, Gorka Marquez and opened up about how her her body “doesn’t look like it did before” in an interview with Women's Health magazine.

Speaking about her newly altered shape in the interview, Atkinson said: “It’s changed after having a baby, but that made me more determined to do (the shoot) – my body is not better or worse, just different.”

”I was always straight up and down, like a surfboard, but now I’ve got a bit of a waist. When I put on high-waisted jeans, you can see I’ve got hips.

“I reckon I’m about 3% J-Lo now, so I’m happy with that.”

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