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Katie Piper shows off baby daughter

TV presenter Katie Piper shows off her baby daughter for the first time and said motherhood has given her "true fulfillment".

Piper has undergone more than 100 operations to rebuild her face after she was badly disfigured in an acid attack in 2008, and said returning to hospital to give birth had added resonance.

In an interview with Hello! magazine the 30-year-old said: "To have had my own life saved in hospital and then to be there giving life to this precious little person, I thought, 'This is why, this is what it's all about'."

Piper, whose baby Belle was born by Caesarean on March 14, went on: "People used to say to me, 'It's a love like no other,' and I understand that now. She's so precious and I just feel so incredibly blessed to have her. She's our world."

The former model - who has found love with carpenter boyfriend James - had been unsure whether she would ever be able to conceive after her medical dramas.

She said: "I already felt grateful that, after the attack, I'd managed to restore a life, have a job, friends, a social life, and I thought, 'You can't expect to have everything, this is enough'.

"Then, to meet and fall in love with James, a man I knew I wanted to have a baby with and who makes me so happy, and now to have Belle - it's just amazing. Most of all I want her to be happy. I thought I knew, after all that happened to me, what happiness meant, but having Belle has shown me what true fulfilment is."

:: The full interview is the new edition of Hello! which is out now.

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