Danielle Lloyd Talks About Her Post-Natal Depression

Model Danielle Lloyd has spoken for the first time about the post-natal depression she suffered soon after giving birth to her 4-month old son Archie in July. She told TV presenter Lorraine Kelly,

‘It really was tough — it was such a hard period. Everyone thinks having a baby is the most amazing thing to happen, and it was amazing because I love Archie to bits, but it was also really really difficult.

“I don’t think I understood why I was feeling like that. I really felt down about myself.”

She explained that she found it even more difficult because fiance Jamie O’Hara had also only just undergone a back operation and it felt like she was dealing with “two babies.”

“I was taking care of the baby and I wasn’t concentrating on myself. You don’t want to admit anything is wrong. I was totally housebound. I didn’t want to leave the house, leave the bed, and I just felt really guilty because you’re supposed to be taking the baby out and enjoying it.”

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The post natal depression became such a factor that the 26-year-old says it did play a part in herself and Jamie calling off their nuptials in October, but also made her realise that she needed help to deal with the problem.

“It did cause a lot of problems in our relationship. I decided to go along to counselling, and Jamie came along, and it really helped. It gets you talking and we spoke about our problems and it makes us stronger. I think we realised we wanted to concentrate on being a family and being with Archie — that was our main concern.”

Source: Daily Mail photo by SPI

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