Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen shares candid photo of her post-baby body

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She welcomed her 'miracle' daughter into the world after years of struggling with 'horrific' endometriosis last month.

And Hayley McQueen shared a candid photo of her post-baby body four weeks after giving birth to Ayla, who she shares with fiancé Kirk Newmann, via caesarean. 

The Sky Sports presenter, 39, embraced her 'puffy belly and stretch marks' as she shared a collection of snaps of herself wearing black pants and a bra after receiving negative comments.     

Candid: Hayley McQueen shared a candid photo of her post-baby body four weeks after giving birth to Ayla, who she shares with fiancé Kirk Newmann, via caesarean

Candid: Hayley McQueen shared a candid photo of her post-baby body four weeks after giving birth to Ayla, who she shares with fiancé Kirk Newmann, via caesarean 

In one picture, Hayley cradled her one-month-old baby in her arms and smiled into a mirror while showing off her post-baby body and the bruises from '42 god damn injections' on her thigh.

While in a different photo, the presenter confidently posed to the camera as Ayla lay on the bed next to her.   

Writing a lengthy and candid caption, Hayley penned: 'It's taken 39 years for me to post a picture in underwear, I'm at my heaviest but also at my absolute happiest.

'I can contently look in the mirror at my puffy belly, the overhang above my stitches, stretch marks & scars & feel so proud of what my body has given me.'

Proud: The Sky Sports presenter, 39, embraced her 'puffy belly and stretch marks' as she shared a collection of snaps of herself wearing black pants and a bra after receiving negative comments

Proud: The Sky Sports presenter, 39, embraced her 'puffy belly and stretch marks' as she shared a collection of snaps of herself wearing black pants and a bra after receiving negative comments

Pre-pregnancy: Hayley also posted an image of her stomach before her pregnancy, after surgery to treat polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS

Pre-pregnancy: Hayley also posted an image of her stomach before her pregnancy, after surgery to treat polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS

She added: 'My Instagram paints a picture of newborn bliss, yes Ayla is an angel & a very easy baby thankfully but in reality C section recovery is tough.

'I was in a world of pain the 1st week, didn’t leave my bedroom for 6 days, just walking to the toilet knocked me breathless. 

'Don’t even talk to me about looking at the stitches or the splitting & pulling from previous surgery. The MRSA meant I had to shower with hospital scrub & wash my hair every single day!

'I dread Kirk [her fiancé] giving me daily painful fragmin injections & my thighs are covered in bruises (42 god damn injections ) Oh & my nipples are still raw. Even 4 weeks on I’ve had sudden heavy bleeding so bad it’s knocked me sick. 

Motherhood: Writing a lengthy and candid caption, Hayley penned: 'It's taken 39 years for me to post a picture in underwear, I'm at my heaviest but also at my absolute happiest.'

Motherhood: Writing a lengthy and candid caption, Hayley penned: 'It's taken 39 years for me to post a picture in underwear, I'm at my heaviest but also at my absolute happiest.'

Hayley McQueen's Instagram caption in full  

Happy Halloween everyone.

Once upon a time I’d have been terrified about stretch marks & excessive weight gain but the only weight I’ve cared about for the last 10 months has been the healthy weight of my unborn baby. I’ve had a couple of negative comments on here from people about this very topic so here I am to address that.

It’s taken 39 years for me to post a picture in underwear, I’m at my heaviest but also at my absolute happiest.

I can contently look in the mirror at my puffy belly, the overhang above my stitches, stretch marks & scars & feel so proud of what my body has given me. I’m looking forward to doing some exercise in the future to feel strong & healthy again but let’s be realistic, your body will never be the same again & for the better.

My Instagram paints a picture of newborn bliss, yes Ayla is an angel & a very easy baby thankfully but in reality C section recovery is tough, I was in a world of pain the 1st week, didn’t leave my bedroom for 6 days, just walking to the toilet knocked me breathless. 

Don’t even talk to me about looking at the stitches or the splitting & pulling from previous surgery. The MRSA meant I had to shower with hospital scrub & wash my hair every single day! I dread Kirk giving me daily painful fragmin injections & my thighs are covered in bruises (42 god damn injections) Oh & my nipples are still raw.

Even 4 weeks on I’ve had sudden heavy bleeding so bad it’s knocked me sick. The one thing I haven’t struggled with though is my body. I’m completely in awe of what it has given me. I wasn’t sure it was even capable of growing a baby after my struggles but here I am telling

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