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22/06/2015 13:10 BST | Updated 22/06/2015 13:59 BST

Hilaria Baldwin Documents Post-Baby Body On Instagram: 'It's Important To Love Our Form'

Alec Baldwin's wife, Hilaria Baldwin recently gave birth to their second child, Rafael, and just two days later she posted a selfie showing her post-baby body.

The 30-year-old yoga instructor wrote that she had always been planning to share post-bump photos after giving birth, but didn't know if she would follow through.

She has now posted two photos of the #ShrinkingBaldwinBabyBump.

She added on the photo caption: "I hope you understand my intention here: I believe it is important to accept and love our form after going through a bit of a battle bringing life into this world.

"Deep breath, here we go... all the way from my glamorous hospital bathroom #ShrinkingBaldwinBabyBump #NoShame #LoveYourBody."

Fans praised Baldwin on Instagram for being realistic and showing what her post-baby body is really like.

One person wrote: "Finally someone who doesn't just disappear for weeks after having a baby and then does a photo shoot as soon as possible with their magical after baby body."

Another added: "Lovely for you to celebrate what real women look like, such a nice tribute to new life and celebrating yourself and loving yourself. Congratulations to you both!"

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However, the photo also sparked a debate over whether Baldwin had had a caeseran.

In response Baldwin posted a follow-up snap with a message stating that she was 'grateful for all the concern', as she knows the comments were "coming from a good place".

"This is for those of you who are getting into some pretty serious arguments with each other about if I had a c section or not...this should clear it up: as you can see from this pic, I did not have a c section," she added.

1) I apologize for the weird post and I want to say I am grateful for all the concern I have read on my photo comments. I know they are coming from a good place. 2) This is for those of you who are getting into some pretty serious arguments with each other about if I had a c section or not...this should clear it up: as you can see from this pic, I did not have a c section. 3) The other question has been speculation as to why I stayed in the hospital a few days. Rafael came a little early (nothing extreme) so we just wanted to stay an extra night and make sure all is ok. Due dates are estimates and he came out a healthy weight. I'm actually lucky because given another few weeks, he would have been HUGE! 4) We are overjoyed that we have a healthy little boy and also that I am feeling well. I can never repay my doctor and the nurses who cared for Rafa and me. I'm eternally grateful. 💛

A photo posted by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on

Baldwin also felt she had to explain why she stayed in hospital an extra night, explaining that Rafael came a "little early".

The couple announced the birth of their second child last week with a touching photo of their newborn son's tiny hands.

They also have a daughter, Carmen, who was born in August 2013.

We are happy to announce the birth of Rafael Thomas Baldwin 💙

A photo posted by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on

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