Helen Flanagan has spoken candidly about the 'struggle' she had with her pelvic floor after giving birth for the first time.
The former Coronation Street star, 29, welcomed first daughter Matilda in 2015, and on Sunday took to Instagram to share a snap taken shortly after the birth as she discussed her pre-pregnancy figure.
Helen could be seen wearing a long-sleeved black top which she pulled up to expose her abdomen in the selfie.
'Struggle': Helen Flanagan, 29, was wearing a long-sleeved black top which she pulled up to expose her abdomen in the selfie as she addressed the 'struggle' of the pelvic floor
Helen, who is now also mother to Delilah, 18 months, shared: 'Found this picture on my old iPhone. Matilda was about a month old here, this was four and half years ago.
'my tummy hadn’t just magically sprung back, it was the last thing on my mind as I was too busy soaking up my baby bubble and I was just happy to be a mother and have this beautiful precious baby. (sic)'
She said she was so 'overwhelmed' after giving birth for the first time she didn't even think about her pelvic floor.
Stunning: Helen and her fiance Scott Sinclair welcomed their second daughter Delilah Ruby Sinclair last June, but by then Helen knew she needed to do exercises
'My tummy hadn't just magically sprung back': She said she was so 'overwhelmed' after giving birth for the first time she didn't even think about her pelvic floor
The pelvic floor is the muscular base of the abdomen which supports the lower internal organs and can cause loss of control of the bladder if weakened.
Helen added: 'I did struggle with my pelvic floor after having Matilda. I remember the midwife mentioning it to me but I was just so overwhelmed with Matilda, I’d never been around babies before, I was like pelvic what?' she added.
Helen and her fiance Scott Sinclair welcomed their second daughter