Holly Hagan defends herself after being mum-shamed just days after giving birth

Holly Hagan and inset, husband Jacob BlythHolly Hagan and inset, husband Jacob Blyth
Holly Hagan and inset, husband Jacob Blyth
Holly welcomed her first child with her footballer husband earlier this month.

Holly Hagan has revealed she was subject to criticism after sharing pictures of herself outside the house days after giving birth. The Geordie Shore star, 30, gave birth to her first child with footballer husband Jacob Blyth earlier this month.

The 30-year-old said she received messages after stepping outside of her home, with people believing it was too early. However, Holly has hit back at her critics on Instagram and  explained that she actually gave birth a week earlier than her announcement. She said: "I was thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ and it was all of you saying, ‘Oh my God, you have just had a baby, and you’re out of the house.

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"I think because I posted [the birth announcement] on Wednesday saying ‘he’s here,’ you guys thought that I had him on Wednesday and was literally out of the house in a full face of makeup and clothes on the Thursday.

"I actually had him last week, so he was a week old yesterday, which meant we went to go get his newborn pictures, which is the only reason I didn’t look like this, which is how I look the rest of the time."

Holly took to Instagram on Sunday and shared a cute video of her son Alpha-Jax when he was just one day old. In the post, she admitted that parenthood is overwhelming and claimed she breaks down sometimes. Despite this, the 30-year-old said she wouldn’t change it and loves being a mother.

The reality star told her followers: "One day old his little newborn scrunch! This was the morning after our first night at home, both in nappies, running off two days of no sleep as I had to check he was breathing every second. I broke down as we went to bed for the first time with him, as I was just so overwhelmed. A million “what ifs” running through my head. A mix of anxiety and the baby blues which hit me hard for the first few nights. I felt homesick. That’s the only way I can really describe it!"

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Holly continued: "Those feelings soon passed, and 11 days in now, feeling so much less anxiety! Still having the odd breakdown every now and then with the lack of sleep, but I honestly wouldn’t change it. I love being his mam so much. I never understood when people said it’s the hardest but best job in the world.. but I get it now."

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