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New mum Karen Koster: I’m a bit thick around the waist now - but it’s not like I ever had a hot bod

Published 09/04/2015 | 11:34

Karen Koster poses with son Finn. Picture: VIP Magazine
Karen Koster poses with son Finn. Picture: VIP Magazine
Karen Koster
Xpose's Karen Koster's picture of baby Finn McGuire, her first child with husband John McGuire.
Karen Koster & John McGuire
Karen Koster and husband John McGuire
Karen Koster and John McGuire pictured together last summer
Karen Koster wearing a dress made from hundreds of coloured balloons inspired by Special K’s new Live in Colour campaign
Karen Koster with baby Finn McGuire

Xpose presenter Karen Koster has said that regaining her pre-baby figure is not her priority at the moment, as she is more concerned with spending time with her son Finn.

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The TV3 host is currently on six months maternity leave, as she gave birth to her first child, Finn, on New Year’s Eve.

Karen Koster and baby Finn
Karen Koster and baby Finn

Karen (35) told VIP Magazine that she no longer being in front of the camera every day has allowed her to relax about her appearance.

“To be honest, working on TV and watching myself back, that’s when I’d be self conscious,” she admitted.

Karen Koster
Karen Koster

“Now I’m being easier on myself and the pressure’s kind of off because I’m not looking at my upper arm at six o’clock every evening,” she laughed.

The new-mum and her husband John McGuire are doting on the newborn and Karen reveals there has been “lots of cake” as she has relaxed about her body and ignores the ‘pressure’ to lose baby weight.

Karen Koster and baby Finn
Karen Koster and baby Finn

“[My body] hasn’t changed hugely, I’m a bit thicker around the waist, but it’s not like I ever had a hot body, and I don’t look back and lament my old shape.

“I went to Zara with my mum a few weeks after having the baby and I bought everything a size bigger because I thought, ‘I can’t get back into my maternity jeans but I’m also not going to depress myself trying to get into my old clothes,” the Kildare native insisted.

John, Finn and Karen
John, Finn and Karen

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