Ashley James shares postpartum snaps from two hours after she gave birth

Ashley James has revealed she’s planning to take pills made from her placenta after giving birth to her baby son withher boyfriend Tom Andrews.

The former Made In Chelsea star, 33, took to Instagram Stories to share a glimpse of the kit she received made from her placenta alongside a framed piece made from her baby’s umbilical cord.

Just hours earlier Ashley said shefeels ‘liberated’ and ‘fascinated’ seeing how her body has changed since welcoming her baby boy as she shared candid snaps of her postpartum body just two hours after giving birth.

Changes:Ashley James has revealed she's planning to take pills made from her placenta after giving birth to her baby son with her boyfriend Tom Andrews

Changes:Ashley James has revealed she’s planning to take pills made from her placenta after giving birth to her baby son with her boyfriend Tom Andrews

Ashley shared a video of the products she’d received that had been made from her placenta, including pills and body lotions.

She revealed she’d decided to take the supplements after hearing they reduce the chances of getting the ‘baby blues.’

Ashley wrote: ‘My @placentaplus has arrived. I decided to take placenta pills as it’s meant to help with the baby blues.

‘The process was really easy. As soon as I birthed my placenta the midwives put it in the designated box we were sent and straight into the fridge, then we called the @placentaplus number and they arrived to pick it up 3 hours later. Received the box last night.’

Healthy choice:The former Made In Chelsea star took to Instagram Stories to share a glimpse of the kit she received, alongside a frame made from her baby's umbilical cord

Healthy choice:The former Made In Chelsea star took to Instagram Stories to share a glimpse of the kit she received, alongside a frame made from her baby’s umbilical cord

Easy: Ashley revealed she'd decided to take the supplements after hearing they reduce the chances of getting the 'baby blues'

Easy: Ashley revealed she’d decided to take the supplements after hearing they reduce the chances of getting the ‘baby blues’

In the video Ashley also revealed she’d had her baby’s umbilical dried and placed in a frame as it took pride of place with her placenta pills.

The post comes just hours after Ashley took to Instagram to share snaps of her postpartum figure a mere two hours after giving birth.

The new mother posted a series of images wearing a nursing bra and knickers, a couple of which were taken at the hospital hours after her labour.

Ashley revealed she has enjoyed documenting the changes in her body, and shared photos from the day she gave birth, a few days afterwards and before.

Speedy: She added it was easy to have the placenta made into the pills as it was collected and saved by her midwives

Speedy: She added it was easy to have the placenta made into the pills as it was collected and saved by her midwives

She told fans: ‘Pregnancy and childbirth has given me a whole new appreciation for my body, and I look everyday at wonder at all the little changes.

‘I’ve been documenting my body with total fascination. The first two images are taken 2 hours after giving birth in the hospital, picture 3 is yesterday, and picture 4 & 5 are taken a few days before birth.’

‘The videos are all a day apart. I feel like we’re taught to fear pregnancy, or how our bodies will look post-birth, but I feel like it’s been the most liberating experience.’

In awe:The post comes just hours after Ashley took to Instagram to share snaps of her postpartum figure a mere two hours after giving birth

In awe:The post comes just hours after Ashley took to Instagram to share snaps of her postpartum figure a mere two hours after giving birth

Passionate: Ashley posted a lengthy caption about how she is feeling about her postpartum body

Passionate: Ashley posted a lengthy caption about how she is feeling about her postpartum body

The TV personality went on to admit that she now realises any ‘faults’ she found with her body before pregnancy, weren’t actually related to her body at all.

She said: ‘And also makes me so sad for how we are taught to hate our bodies… I look back at my body pre-pregnancy and realise any hang ups I ever had with my body had NOTHING to do with my body.’

Ashley also insisted she has no desire to jump back into a work out routine, and said: ‘I feel like there’s all this talk of ‘snapping back’ – I’ve been asked countless times whether I’m going to be snapping back, or whether I feel pressure to…

Wow!The new mother posted a series of images wearing a nursing bra and knickers, a couple of which were taken at the hospital hours after her labour (pictured hours after giving birth)

Wow!The new mother posted a series of images wearing a nursing bra and knickers, a couple of which were taken at the hospital hours after her labour (pictured hours after giving birth)

Documenting: Ashley revealed she has enjoyed documenting the changes in her body, and shared photos from the day she gave birth, a few days afterwards and before (pictured days after giving birth)

Documenting: Ashley revealed she has enjoyed documenting the changes in her body, and shared photos from the day she gave birth, a few days afterwards and before (pictured days after giving birth)

Documenting: Ashley revealed she has enjoyed documenting the changes in her body, and shared photos from the day she gave birth, a few days afterwards and before (pictured days after giving birth)

New found respect: The TV personality went on to admit that she now realises any 'faults' she found with her body before pregnancy, weren't actually related to her body at all (pictured days after giving birth)

New found respect: The TV personality went on to admit that she now realises any ‘faults’ she found with her body before pregnancy, weren’t actually related to her body at all (pictured days after giving birth)

‘I wish it wasn’t even a question we had to be asked. And I’ve seen women being shamed for their body’s ability to naturally shake off their weight.

‘The truth is we’re all so different, and right now I’m just fascinated at how my body is changing daily. I’m in awe of what it grew, how it grew, what it went through, and how it’s changing now.’

‘I love that my belly is a little wobbly as it’s the perfect place for baby’s little body to rest on for post feeding naps. He loves it.

‘I also love that my body is being used for what nature intended – I’m not sure if this makes sense or not, but having had my boobs be sexualises ever since I was a teen, it’s just so nice to see a baby feeding and sleeping on them. Bliss.’

She said: 'I love that my belly is a little wobbly as it's the perfect place for baby's little body to rest on for post feeding naps. He loves it' (pictured days before giving birth)

She said: ‘I love that my belly is a little wobbly as it’s the perfect place for baby’s little body to rest on for post feeding naps. He loves it’ (pictured days before giving birth)

Sweet:Ashley gave fans a glimpse of her baby son on Wednesday, just four days after giving birth to her first child

Sweet:Ashley gave fans a glimpse of her baby son on Wednesday, just four days after giving birth to her first child

Ashley cradled her baby son as he sat on her chest in the living room, with her dog Snoop watching.

She penned the caption: ‘Snoop is so in love, he’s always just staring at the baby.’

On Monday the star was seen for the first time since giving birth to her newborn son, and Ashley later took to Instagram to share a first look at her baby boy.

Sweet: She shared a sweet snap of her newborn sat on her chest as she gushed her dog Snoop is already 'in love' with the tot

Sweet: She shared a sweet snap of her newborn sat on her chest as she gushed her dog Snoop is already ‘in love’ with the tot

Posting a snap of her hand holding her baby’s foot, Ashley wrote: ‘Well hey guys.

‘I just wanted to let you all know that on Saturday 9th January we welcomed our son to the world. He’s a very healthy 9.5 pounds, and Snoop is already being the best big brother.

‘I cannot wait to introduce him to you all properly, and share my journey with you, but for now we’re just getting to know him and focusing on keeping him safe in this crazy world. We’re both well and recovering.

‘Massive thank you to our amazing team of midwives at Chelsea & Westminster for bringing him safely into the world. I love our NHS. 09.01.2021 – our little Capricorn.’

He's here!On Monday Ashley took to Instagram to share a first look at her baby boy as she confirmed he'd been born over the weekend, six days overdue

He’s here!On Monday Ashley took to Instagram to share a first look at her baby boy as she confirmed he’d been born over the weekend, six days overdue

So happy: The TV and radio personality confirmed that she had given birth on Saturday

Grateful: She also took the time to thank her team of midwives at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

So happy: The TV and radio personality confirmed that she had given birth on Saturday

Ashley confirmed she and her boyfriend Tom, 31, were expecting a child together in July and documented her pregnancy on social media.

The DJ first made her pregnancy announcement bysharing a snapshot of herself posing with her handsome beau in France.

Captioning the image, which showed her cradling her baby bump, she wrote: ‘I’m beyond excited / nervous to finally be able to share our incredibly happy news with you all – especially given I’m an open book who HATES keeping secrets.’

Baby news!Ashley confirmed she and her boyfriend Tom, 31, were expecting a child together in July and documented her pregnancy on social media

Baby news!Ashley confirmed she and her boyfriend Tom, 31, were expecting a child together in July and documented her pregnancy on social media

The following month, she confirmed to Hello!she was expecting a boy, saying: ‘Tommy and I are over the moon to be expecting a baby boy.

‘Our main joy is that the baby is growing as he should be and appears healthy and worryingly active.

‘I was so convinced I was having a little girl, perhaps I was somewhat hoping to raise a little feminist with a strong mind?

‘But I know that this little boy will grow up so loved and supported, with great values and the upmost respect for women… and hopefully he’ll make a great big brother one day!’

It's a boy! Ashley confirmed she was having a boy in August, saying: 'Our main joy is that the baby is growing as he should be and appears healthy and worryingly active'

It’s a boy! Ashley confirmed she was having a boy in August, saying: ‘Our main joy is that the baby is growing as he should be and appears healthy and worryingly active’

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