Shaughna Phillips gave fans a candid look into her life at the moment, as she shared a snap of her asleep in bed.
The Love Island alum, 28, announced last week that she had welcomed a baby daughter, Lucia, 04/04/23 at 8.10pm, weighing 8lb 8oz.
And taking to her Instagram on Wednesday, Shaughna gave a glimpse of her ‘reality’ with her newborn.
The star – who previously detailed how the painful recovery from her C-section has left her incapable of extensively caring for her baby – could be seen head down asleep in bed.
Stretched across her bed with her newborn asleep next to her, she wore her blonde locks in a messy ponytail and held a full cup of tea beside her.
Honest: Shaughna Phillips gave fans a candid look into her life at the moment, as she shared a snap of her asleep in bed
Captioning the post, Shaughna shared: ‘About a week ago…
‘Thought I’d bless your timeline with some reality.
‘Breast feeding top, maternity nappy, peppermint tea to help the trapped wind in my shoulder (that pain is worse than any contraction I had btw), legs swollen from surgery and tired beyond belief!
‘Can we also appreciate how I was able to fall asleep while keeping my cup upright?! Talent.
‘I don’t know if I’ll ever feel like I’m not winging it? But thank god for my village ❤️’
It comes after Shaughna went makeup free on Tuesday, explaining she ‘doesn’t care’ how she looks anymore.
She looked effortlessly stylish in a brown dress and a black leather jacket, while accessorising with a pair of shades.
Sharing the post to her Instagram Stories, Shaughna penned: ‘Insta is so much easier when you don’t care what you look like anymore’
Congrats! The Love Island alum, 28, announced last week that she had welcomed a baby daughter, Lucia, 04/04/23 at 8.10pm, weighing 8lb 8oz
Natural: Shaughna went makeup free on Tuesday while explaining she ‘doesn’t care’ how she looks anymore
She added: ‘Happy birthday to me & happy 1 week old to my dream girl Lucia, the only present mama could ever wish for.
‘Lucia also became an official person today! Life is so much more now, I’m obsessed’
Shaughna announced last week she had welcomed her daughter and wrote on Instagram: ‘My darling Lucia, I wish I had you sooner so I could love you longer.’
The star is estranged from Lucia’s father Billy Webb, who was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs back in January, so has turned for her mum for support.
In her latest Instagram post, she shared a touching image showing Lucia resting on her shoulder and wrote alongside: ‘I can’t wait to talk to you all about my birth story…
‘I had a wild ride lol. But honestly, it doesn’t matter how she got here, what matters is that she’s here safe and sound…
‘I’ve definitely struggled not being able to do much for Lucia myself because of my recovery but the support I’ve had from family is more that I could ever ask for! My mum often spends the nights burping the baby and consoling me’.
As well as the post showing Lucia, she then shared a snap of a box full of needles and a biohazard bin and wrote: ‘The joys of C-section’.
Many but not all women will be prescribed daily blood-thinning injections – often called Clexane injections – for a few days or weeks after caesarean delivery. The injections are not painkillers but reduce the risk of blood clots.
Prior to Lucia’s arrival, Shaughna took to Instagram to reveal that she was going to have to be induced after she passed her due date of March 25.
Love Island days: Sharing the post to her Instagram Stories, Shaughna penned: ‘Insta is so much easier when you don’t care what you look like anymore’ (pictured on Love Island in 2020)
Her little one: The star has already detailed how the painful recovery from her C-section has left her incapable of extensively caring for her baby
Shaughna later shared that she had booked in to be induced on April 2 as she shared her pregnancy health woes – but the baby was actually born two days later.
Her best friend Paige Turley, who she met on Love Island, shared a snap of newborn Lucia to her Instagram Stories alongside a gushing message.
She wrote: ‘The most PERFECT little baby. HUUUUGE congrats to baby moma @shaughnaphillips. Welcome to the world LPW… you are so loved!’
And a host of stars were quick to jump into the comments of Shaughna’s post to offer their congratulations.
Mrs Hinch wrote: ‘Aww congratulations beautiful ❤️❤️ Sending lots of love your way xx.’ Nicola McLean wrote: ‘Absolutely beautiful.’ Vicky Pattison wrote: ‘Congratulations gorgeous girl.’
Comedian Katherine Ryan wrote: ‘Yay she’s here! Congratulations.’
Sharing a selfie of herself looking concerned to her Instagram Stories on March 29, Shaughna had penned: ‘Induction booked for Sunday. My March babe clearly wants to be an April babe like her mama.’
She also detailed her health woes as she joked that her followers would call her an ‘ambulance’ if she hadn’t put a filter on the snap.
‘If I didn’t have a filter on my face one of my followers would definitely call an ambulance for me,’ she added.
Shaughna was hospitalised earlier in March, just ten days before her due date passed.
The reality star previously confirmed that she would be raising her firstborn as a single parent, after her ex-boyfriend Billy Webb’s drug arrest.
The baby’s father Billy, 29, could face up to 16 years in jail if found guilty after police arrested the real estate agent in a drug raid in January.
Single mum: The reality star previously confirmed that she would be raising her firstborn as a single parent, after her ex-boyfriend Billy Webb’s drug arrest
She opened up about having to give birth alone, in an interview with OK! Magazine just weeks before welcoming her first child.
She said: ‘After a challenging few weeks, obviously, the baby’s father isn’t around.
‘But my main focus has always been just to prepare for the birth and try to be as calm as possible. I’m good at just saying, ”Right, the show must go on”.
She added: ‘Billy’s not around, but I don’t want to say that I’m doing it on my own, because I’m absolutely not – my family’s incredible. It’s going to be different, but I don’t want to say it’s going to be bad.’
The Sun reported that police allegedly recovered cocaine and MDMA before a follow-up search at a nearby address revealed a larger haul of illicit substances.
Billy was then charged with one count of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and one count of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.
Shaughna – who previously kept her boyfriend off social media to protect his privacy – stated that she had ‘absolutely no knowledge of any activity involving the allegations against Billy.’
Her representative said: ‘Despite being in a long term relationship with the defendant, Shaughna has no links with the address in question, and will be openly assisting the police with their enquiries.
‘We kindly ask the public to be mindful of the imminent birth of Shaughna’s baby and allow her some privacy during this difficult and stressful time.’
A Met Police statement told MailOnline: ‘Billy Webb, 29, was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs on 21 January.’