Gemma Atkinson couldn’t brush hair after C-section as she talks post-baby body

Gemma Atkinson has revealed her C-section labour left her in such pain she couldn't even brush her hair, as she opens up on the ways pregnancy changed her body.

The former Strictly star welcomed baby Mia in July 2019, with her boyfriend Gorka Marquez, who is a professional on the ballroom show.

Gemma, 35, admitted her body has become more shapely since she became pregnant, and she now has more of a waist, which she is delighted with.

The actress also opened up on the pain of delivering her baby via cesarean section.

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Speaking to Women's Health , Gemma revealed the agony "completely floored" her, as doctors cut through "seven layers of fat, tissue and muscle".

Discussing the way having a baby changed her body, Gemma insisted her body is "not better or worse, just different".

She felt her figure was "straight up and down" before, but now, "I reckon I'm about 3% J Lo" she joked.

It took about 15 weeks for fitness lover Gemma to feel ready to start exercising, enlisting the help of her personal trainer Steve Chambers.

But motherhood has been such a busy time for Gemma she does not have the time to train twice a week like she used to.

"I've only actually made it to see him three times in the past six months," she explained.

The stunning mother-of-one also opened up on the way having a child has changed her life, revealing it makes it impossible to plan too far ahead.

Instead, Gemma lives hour-to-hour.

She recently joked on Instagram about how furious she was that her baby's first word was "dada" after her traumatic labour.

She said: "I carried her, I had a kidney infection with her around seven months, and was taken to A&E.

"I had an achey back, swollen feet, quite a traumatic birth.

"Followed by a hemorrhage.

"This morning the first thing she starts saying….'Dadadada.'"

She mocked Mia jokingly as she pretended to rage that Mia's first word wasn't "mama", pointing the camera to a very smug looking Gorka.

"Now I know 'dadada' is easier than 'mamama' but COME ON MIA.

"COME ON", she ranted.

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