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Frankie Bridge on post-baby body

Frankie Bridge has spoken about how she got her body back under control after having her first baby.

The Saturdays singer and Strictly Come Dancing star said she felt she had lost control of her body during pregnancy and explained how she had got back into shape after giving birth to son Parker in October 2013.

According to Mail Online she told Women's Health: "It was the first time I think I felt out of control of my body. I got water retention within the first three months - none of my shoes would fit."

Frankie revealed she had taken up Pilates: "I did three sessions a week at the most. Then as time went on and I got fitter and healed, I did a couple of sessions of Pilates locally too, and Wayne (Bridge, her footballer husband) would come with me."

The singer added that Wayne had acted as her personal trainer: "Oh my God, he's horrible. I did boxing with him a few times and he'd make me carry on for ages.

"It's because he's so disciplined. He'll be on the bike for 40minutes, sweat dripping everywhere... Whereas the minute I start sweating, I'm like 'I can't do this any more,' that's why I need someone to push me."

Although she said she would like more children, Frankie admitted: "Now I've just got my body back to feeling normal - I'm not ready to give that up yet."

The pop star, who has struggled with depression in the past, also said she felt very glad not to have suffered post-natal depression: "It was one of my biggest fears because so many people do get postnatal depression.

"I was convinced I was going to get it - but I didn't and somehow that's just made it all even more positive."

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