Kate Ferdinand had to cut up knickers after they left her in ‘unbearable pain’

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Kate Ferdinand has shared a post-natal struggle that left her in "unbearable" pain.

The new mum, who welcomed baby son Cree just before Christmas, opened up to fans during a Q&A, when they asked her about her experiences of parenting and how she's been coping.

When one asked where she'd tracked down "big blk maternity pants", Kate wrote back: "Now this was something I struggled with, every pair of knickers I tried in the first week were too tight either around my belly/scare or my legs.

"Both legs were really bruised from labour so anything tight was just unbearable!"

She added: "I ended up cutting so many pairs so they were comfortable."

Kate candidly opened up about the struggles she faces as a mum
(Image: kateferdinand/Instagram)

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And since she's been sharing some doses of motherhood wisdom, shattering taboos by being open the struggles as well as the joy.

Kate recently told that she's been feeling "super emotional" and "overwhelmed" at points, opening up to a fan who wanted to know how she'd been coping since the traumatic birth.

Fitness fanatic added that she and husband Rio had turned to takeaways "every night" because they were too "exhausted" to cook – but that now they're trying to work in some fruit and vegetables.

She also can't wait to back into the gym after doctors told her she needs a six week recovery period from the birth.

Kate and Rio shared their baby joy in June
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That gives her another three weeks until she can hit the workouts again, which Kate says help her mental health no end.

Kate and Rio shared their baby joy in June, tying the knot in a sun-drenched Turkey ceremony nine months before.

They were thought to have been dating since 2016, after they "just clicked" during their first meeting.

Kate's already proud step-mum to Rio's three kids

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And Kate told the world she was expecting in a video that saw her break the happy news to Rio's three kids.

She admitted nerves about motherhood – despite already being devoted stepmum to Rio's kids Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12 and Tia, nine.

The three kids couldn't wait to meet their new brother.

Rio's shares the three with late wife Rebecca Ellison, who died in 2015 aged 34 after a battle with breast cancer.

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