Ashley James is ‘fascinated’ by her post-baby body and plans to eat her placenta

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Ashley James has revealed she only truly realised the "wonder" of her body when she became pregnant.

The former Made In Chelsea star, 33, welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with dashing boyfriend Tom Andrews earlier this month.

During her pregnancy journey, Ashley admitted that she had "never been that maternal" and never really thought about the prospect of herself having children of her own.

However, that all changed when she discovered she was expecting a baby last April, and since giving birth, the reality TV star's perspective has completely shifted.

Opening up on her post-pregnancy body, the new mum admitted she sees herself in a whole new light after the life-changing experience.

Ashley James has revealed that she only truly realised the 'wonder' of her body when she became pregnant
(Image: Instagram)

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Alongside a collection of stunning shots of her growing baby bump from her pregnancy, Ashley took to Instagram to write: "Pregnancy and childbirth have given me a whole new appreciation for my body, and I look every day at wonder at all the little changes.

"I feel like we're taught to fear pregnancy, or how our bodies will look post-birth, but I feel like it's been the most liberating experience.

"And also makes me so sad for how we are taught to hate our bodies. I look back at my body pre-pregnancy and realise any hang-ups I ever had with my body had NOTHING to do with my body."

Ashley admitted that she has no intention of 'snapping back' to her previous appearance
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Ashley went on to admit she has no intention of "snapping back" into shape.

The TV star explained: "I feel like there's all this talk of 'snapping back' – I've been asked countless times whether I'm going to be snapping back, or whether I feel pressure to. I wish it wasn't even a question we had to be asked.

"And I've seen women being shamed for their body's ability to naturally shake off their weight.

"The truth is we're all so different, and right now I'm just fascinated at how my body is changing daily. I'm in awe of what it grew, how it grew, what it went through, and how it's changing now."

The former Made In Chelsea star, 33, welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with dashing boyfriend Tom Andrews earlier this month
(Image: Instagram)

"We are amazing, never let any unrealistic standard or expectation make you feel otherwise."

Elsewhere, Ashley took to her Instagram Stories to reveal she plans to eat her placenta.

The gorgeous star shared a glimpse of a kit she had made from her placenta alongside a framed piece made from her baby's umbilical cord.

Ashley revealed she plans on eating her placenta
(Image: Instagram)

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Ashley said she decided to take the supplements after hearing they reduce the chances of getting the 'baby blues.'

Ashley wrote: "My @placentaplus has arrived. I decided to take placenta pills as it's meant to help with the baby blues.

"The process was really easy. As soon as I birthed my placenta the midwives put it in the designated box we were sent and straight into the fridge, then we called the @placentaplus number and they arrived to pick it up 3 hours later. Received the box last night."

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