Emma Bunton: Spice Girls reunion came too soon after my baby
Emma and partner Jade Jones welcomed son Beau into the world in August last year, just three months before the first comeback shows.
Emma told Red magazine recently: “At the time, I thought going on tour so soon after Beau would be a great idea. I should have thought about it more!
“I had the best time, but it was hard. You have to get back in shape and your fitness has to be up to a two-hour show every night. And there’s the pressure of looking good in your stage costumes. I don’t know if I’d put myself through that again, to tell you the truth.
“It’s tough for any woman returning to work straight after having a baby. So, for the first four weeks after having Beau, I did nothing, absolutely nothing. I had to relax and take time out.
“I didn’t want to be in the gym 24 hours a day, instead of being with Beau. And, I wanted to breastfeed for the first couple of months. I did lots of walking, but I couldn’t do sit-ups, because I’d had a Caesarean, as I was overdue.
“The first fortnight of the tour, I did feel self-conscious but, one night, I was up on stage and it just hit me: hold on, Emma, everyone knows you’ve just had a baby, enjoy it. After that, it was wonderful and I had a great time.”