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31st Jul 2023

TOWIE star praised for opening up on postpartum recovery

TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong has been praised after she opened up about her postpartum body and recovery.

The Only Way is Essex star candidly spoke about her body only 10 days after she gave birth to her second child.

Danielle welcomed her daughter Una earlier this month with husband Tommy Edney, with the couple already sharing three-year-old daughter Orla.

Taking to social media, Danielle shared a picture of herself in underwear as she held her daughter.

Speaking to her 1.3 million Instagram followers, Danielle gave them insight into her recovery from a C-section and how she appreciates her body.

The 35-year-old wrote: “I dedicate this post to my body. So here I am today 10 days postpartum. I’ve been recovering after having a C – Section and wow I didn’t realise the simple things that I took for granted like getting out of bed, picking up Orla to cuddle her, bending down to pick things up and even putting on my underwear (thankfully my Tom has been amazing).


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“I look at my body today and I’m celebrating what an amazing job it’s done, growing a tiny human being and going through a big operation to bring life into this world”.

She continued: “I’ve also shared a video with you all to show exactly what a body looks like after pregnancy, as I think it’s important for women to see

“When I had Orla I remember thinking why did I still look pregnant for so long after I gave birth & I constantly compared myself to other women that had babies around the same time as me, how can they be back in their skinny jeans and I’m still wearing maternity clothes

“I know I’ll get my body back like I did after my first pregnancy, but I’m not putting pressure on myself or comparing myself to others this time. Postpartum body I see you & I appreciate you.”