Mother-of-six Madeleine West shows off her ENORMOUS baby bump

Neighbours star and mother-of-six Madeleine West has shared rarely-seen photos from when she was heavily pregnant with her twins, Xahlia and Margaux, in 2014.

In the images, which she posted to Instagram on Monday, the 40-year-old actress flaunted her enormous baby bump while standing beside a hospital bed.

She explained in the caption that she'd decided to share the pictures after turning down the opportunity to do a glossy magazine shoot about women celebrating middle age.

Honest: Neighbours star and mother-of-six Madeleine West has shared rarely-seen photos from when she was heavily pregnant with her twins, Xahlia and Margaux, in 2014

Honest: Neighbours star and mother-of-six Madeleine West has shared rarely-seen photos from when she was heavily pregnant with her twins, Xahlia and Margaux, in 2014

'Six weeks ago a glossy magazine asked to photograph me, celebrating my body's transition into the middle years, after six babies, and 21 years on screen,' she wrote.

Madeline said the thought of wearing slinky gym gear or a bikini instantly made her consider going on a strict diet and hitting the gym.

'I was flattered and terrified... my mind calculated: "If I alter my diet, remove all carbs, sugar, fats and fun, I can do this,"' she wrote.

Ready to pop! In the images, which she posted to Instagram on Monday, the 40-year-old actress flaunted her enormous baby bump while standing beside a hospital bed

Ready to pop! In the images, which she posted to Instagram on Monday, the 40-year-old actress flaunted her enormous baby bump while standing beside a hospital bed 

She added that she was also considering getting a facial and Botox before the shoot.

However, she eventually decided against taking part, because she didn't see it as an opportunity to truly celebrate her own

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