Laura Whitmore feels 'guilty' about feeling so good as a new mum

Julia Hunt
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Laura Whitmore (Jim Dyson/Redferns)
Laura Whitmore (Jim Dyson/Redferns)

Laura Whitmore has admitted she feels guilty about feeling so good as a new mum, after being told she “should feel s***”.

The Love Island presenter, 35, recently welcomed a baby girl with her husband Iain Stirling.

She has now opened up about motherhood in a long post on Instagram, saying that she is the happiest she has ever been and that “bodies and situations” shouldn’t be compared.

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“Little tip for speaking to new mums... everyone has a different experience so please don’t put your opinion or expectation on them,” Whitmore said.

“I’ve been told I won’t be able to leave the house and should feel s***. But I actually feel the best I’ve felt ever and the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life.

“And maybe feel a bit guilty for feeling good as I’ve been told I shouldn’t. But I’ve created something incredible.”

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She went on: “I had a positive natural birth with thankfully no complications and a baby that LOVES the boob (and jaysus those boobs are looking good!) also a supportive partner who loves changing dirty nappies (well at least he does them anyway!). I am lucky that’s my truth at the moment - I’m sure there will be tougher days.”

Whitmore – who has not yet revealed her daughter’s name – told her followers that “you should never compare yourself to anyone else as your journey is specific to you”.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28:   Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling attend the 20th anniversary celebration of tailor and fashion designer Gresham Blake at the Hard Rock Hotel London on November 28, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hard Rock Hotel London)
Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hard Rock Hotel London)

“Stop comparing bodies and situations,” she said.

“My body is not here for your comparison so please don’t judge it.

“Support other women, it doesn’t knock you - in fact it empowers you."

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"Just a thought x," added the star.

Whitmore and Stirling tied the knot in Ireland last year.

Watch: Laura Whitmore reveals first picture of newborn daughter