Amy Childs had stitches after birth

Amy Childs had to be stitched up after she gave birth to her daughter last month

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Amy Childs

Amy Childs

Amy Childs had to have stitches after her "bloody painful" labour last month.

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star welcomed her little girl - her first child - into the world with her partner Bradley Wright on April 30 and has admitted, although she's got quite a good pain tolerance, she couldn't believe how sore giving birth was.

Writing in her column for new magazine, she explained: "My labour was so long and hard - it was 27 hours! As soon as my contractions started, I went to the hospital but they sent me home as I was too early. I got on the birthing ball but I was in too much pain so I was back at the hospital by midday. Labour is bloody painful! I did most of it without pain relief but I had to have an epidural in the end as it was all too much. I was so happy and relieved when she arrived. I had to have two stitches but I feel fine. It's so true - you definitely forget the pain afterwards!"

And, although she feels "fine", the 26-year-old reality TV beauty has been overcome with emotion recently and can't stop crying whenever she looks at her baby.

She said: "I've spent the last few days in total shock. I feel totally overwhelmed. I keep looking at her and crying. I just can't believe she's mine. She's just so perfect and beautiful and I love her so much. I posted a meme on Instagram last week saying how proud I am.

"Everyone says she looks like me but I think she has Brad's eyes. We haven't got a name for her yet. Well, there's one we really like but we just want to give it a few days before we finally decided, so hopefully by next week I'll have a name for you!

"Everyone keeps asking me how I feel and I feel fine. I've hardly slept but I don;t want to - I just spend the whole night cuddling her. She's amazing."

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