Stacey Solomon praised for 'raw and real' post-birth post complete with blood stains

Stacey Solomon has been praised for sharing a realistic post-birth picture [Photo: Getty]

Stacey Solomon is winning praise on social media for sharing a natural post-birth image of her holding her new baby, complete with a blood stained night shirt and towels.

The TV presenter's partner Joe Swash took to Instagram to announce the early arrival of their first baby together.

The couple welcomed their little one early, at only eight months, on the morning of the 23rd May.

Sharing the happy news, a photo of Stacey and the baby was posted to both their Instagram accounts, showing the 'Loose Woman' star resting after giving birth, with the newborn snuggling on her chest.

As well as taking to the comments to congratulate the couple on their new arrival, fans have also been praising Stacey and Joe for sharing such a realistic portrayal of birth and labour.

While there is blood on the baby's towel, it can also be seen on the baby's head and Stacey's night gown.

"So raw and real. Powerful is so the right word to describe this, this picture has given me goosebumps, amazing," one user commented.

"Don't get much more real than this does it. Perfect," agreed another.

"This is what a new Mum looks like, so so so amazing," yet another fan wrote.

Many fans were keen to praise the new mum on sharing a warts-and-all-image of childbirth.

"Love how this picture is so real, how labour really looks," one user wrote.

"Most natural amazing picture ever," another agreed. "Thank you for showing us celebrities are normal! She still looks amazing congratulations to you all."

As Stacey was no doubt recovering from the birth, the job of announcing the birth of their son or daughter (the couple have not yet revealed the sex) fell to Joe.

"This morning. A lot earlier than planned I watched the love of my life, bring a new life into the world.

"We are overwhelmed, overjoyed and apprehensive of what's to come. Mummy and baby are well and resting. We are so grateful for all of the love, support and positivity we've received over the last 8 months.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the Pride of Britain Awards 2018 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the exclusive launch for NERF Laser Ops Pro on July 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hasbro)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash seen attending The ChildLine Ball at Old Billingsgate on September 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the Britain's Got Talent Childline Ball at Old Billingsgate Market on September 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the National Film Awards at Porchester Hall on March 29, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joe Maher/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: (L) Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the Gala Screening of 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' at Cineworld Leicester Square on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attends Jonathan Ross's Halloween Party on October 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by GC Images/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! At The O2 in London, where they experienced an epic live entertainment spectacular including Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and more on September 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Marvel Universe LIVE!)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (R-L) )Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash, Zachary Solomon, guest and Harry Swash arrive for the UK Premiere of "Finding Dory" at Odeon Leicester Square on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave Hogan/Getty Images )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attending Kevin Pietersen's KP24 Foundation Gala Dinner on June 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the KP24 Foundation Charity Gala Dinner at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on June 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash arrive for the Gala Screening of 'Game of Thrones' Season 5, Episode 8: 'Hardhome' at Empire Leicester Square on March 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOUGHTON, ESSEX - JANUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New Couple Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are seen out together on January 26, 2016 in Loughton, Essex. (Photo by Ada/SamanthaJ/GC Images)
LOUGHTON, ESSEX - JANUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New Couple Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are seen out together on January 26, 2016 in Loughton, Essex. (Photo by Ada/SamanthaJ/GC Images)
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"I'm lost for words to describe how I'm feeling. So for now, I'm going to spend the next few days and the rest of my life falling more in love with these two humans.

He then added: "I didn't think it possible but, today I witnessed the impossible. My partner, My love, my life, you are a super human. I am forever in awe. Joe X."

Stacey isn't the only star who has been praised for depicting a realistic portrayal of new motherhood.

Earlier this month the Duke and Duchess of Sussex debuted their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and Meghan was applauded online for highlighting her post-baby bump with social media users crediting her 'body-positive message'.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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