Meghan Trainor says she felt unsexy after birth of baby: 'I'm not feeling it'

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Meghan Trainor has revealed she struggled to accept her post-baby body following the birth of her son Riley. 

The singer got candid about feeling "unsexy" and said her husband, Daryl Sabara, helped her turn those negative thoughts around. 

Trainor and her husband welcomed their son into the world in February this year. 

In an interview with PEOPLE, Trainor revealed that like many new mums, she was completely overwhelmed by her post-baby body. 

"I'm covered in scars and stretch marks in new places I didn't know stretch marks could be," she told the magazine. 

"There's things that aren't going to go away ever". 

In the first few months after the birth, Trainor found herself feeling insecure in front of her husband, who she knows adores her body.

"Even with my husband, the love of my life, who worships the ground I step on, who loves my body — I was like, 'I'm not feeling it, man'", she told PEOPLE. 

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The singer has a been dealing with body insecurities for much of her life, which she's been open about since the release of her breakthrough hit 'All About That Base' in 2014. 

"I've had a very weird relationship with my body for a lot of years, especially because I grew up chubby. I was already at a tough place with my body, especially being out in front of all those people and having them judge me," she said. 

Trainor said she was also still processing the terrifying experience of delivering Riley through c-section because he was in the breach position. Riley came out silent and was rushed to the NICU with breathing issues, where he was put on a feeding tube. 

"I have a scar from the c-section that goes right over all of them [stretch marks]", she revealed. 

Sick of feeling down and lacking in self-confidence, the new mum made it a priority to learn to love herself again.

"It took me a couple of weeks and therapy sessions to be like, how do I get back in the mindset of: 'My husband loves me, and I'm hot, and everything's okay?'," she said.

She now finally has her confidence back, and her new baby-boy is inspiring her to live a healthy and active lifestyle. 

"I want to run and keep up with my kid. I want to be able to put on a bathing suit and run out there and not be in my head about it. And I want to climb up a tree house with him," she said. "I've lost all the baby weight ... so I'm just going to keep going and do this for my younger self."

Trainor took to Instagram to share her story with fans, who she has been sharing her journey into motherhood with. 

"Thank you for letting me talk openly about the journey of my healing from anxiety and learning to love my new body after the c-section," she captioned a photo of her PEOPLE cover