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Kate Ferdinand has opened up on the "traumatic" emergency Caesarean she had, which kept her off her feet for the first six weeks of her recovery.
The 29 year old and her husband Rio, 42, welcomed their baby boy Cree on Friday 18 December last year and the former TOWIE star has been vocal about the struggles she's faced since then, including feeling "panicked" when she didn't recognise her post-baby body.
Now, the star has spoken out about how she's found the recovery period as Kate explained she couldn't walk for over a month and has been easing back into working out.
"I had an emergency C-section, that's like major stomach surgery, so you really have to ease yourself back in and listen to what the doctor said," Kate revealed.
The reality star continued: "I don't think I could train for six weeks, I didn't even really walk for six weeks I don't think, and then I've been gradually building it up slowly.
"I am just listening to my body I'm not doing anything if I feel like it's pulled or it's just a little bit too much I'll just stop.
"I was a bit of machine before I had a baby I realise, just a crazy workout machine, and now I just take it as it comes.
"I'll try and do as much as I can but if it doesn't feel right on my scar I'll just tone it down."
The blonde beauty, who recently enjoyed time away from her mum duties as she drank cocktails during a girly lunch, went on to explain she felt "traumatised" by the C-section and had a lot of anxiety over not being able to do more with her baby and three step children, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and 10 year old Tia.
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She said: "I did really struggle.
"I think I was a bit traumatised because I wasn't expecting the C-section and I struggled with the fact I couldn't do things with Cree and the big kids and it was Christmas.
"I do suffer with anxiety and my anxiety was at an all-time high in those times. It was difficult and when you're in that stage you can't see a way out, but now looking back at it I feel it was just normal.
Rio and Kate Ferdinand
"I feel so much better and I'm in a good place."
Reflecting on far she's come since then, Kate added to MirrorOnline: "It was the trauma from the operation, the lack of normality, it was a lockdown, I couldn't see people, I couldn't leave my bedroom because I was too sore.
"All of those things, it was difficult, but looking back I've come so far. What women go through, it's amazing really."
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