Alex Jones on her post-baby body: 'Your skin is sallow and there's this little pouch just hanging loose and bereft'
ALEX JONES REVEALS HER STRUGGLES AFTER HAVING SON TEDDY AND THE REALITY OF WOMEN'S POST-BABY BODIES
When it comes to the months after having a baby, TV presenter Alex Jones is happy to talk candidly about how it changed her life.
Alex had son Edward - Teddy - on 22 January 2017 with husband Charlie Thomson and told us how she struggled with her post-baby body at first.
‘I didn’t think of what might happen afterwards, she said. ‘All new mothers feel it, the good hormones leave your body and you you realise this is it. You have that dip and they say it’s very common three-to-four days after, you get the baby blues.
‘I remember in the shower clearly, I tried one little pelvic floor [exercise] and nothing. You scan – [you see your] skin is sallow, this little pouch that held Teddy so carefully was just…hanging there loose and bereft. You have to learn to love a new body and it takes time.’
Alex, 41, also talked about putting herself under pressure to go back to work on The One Show while on maternity leave.
‘I thought everybody felt the same, so I wrote it down. It wasn’t any pressure put on me by the BBC, they were brilliant, my own boss, they were fantastic,' she said.
‘It was all coming from me,’ Alex added. ‘You still feel a bit insecure because if you really enjoy it you want to keep it. You want a family… you want everything. But why shouldn’t we have a career and a family? It’s a balancing act and now I look back and I could have taken a few more months and it wouldn’t have made a difference.’
Watch the videos to see the full interviews with Alex talking about breastfeeding and plans for baby number two.