“I found it very difficult to be a young mother”: Lucy Mecklenburgh says “it’s hard to tell” if she suffered from postnatal depression after greeting son Roman during lockdown
Lucy Mecklenburgh has admitted she had problems after giving birth to her first Roman child – but isn’t sure if she suffered from postnatal depression.
The former TOWIE star, 29, told a fan it was “hard to tell” if she had “any form of postnatal depression” during a Q&A on her Instagram stories on Tuesday.
In response, Lucy concluded, “Maybe. It’s hard to tell if it’s a first time mom or not.
Opening: Lucy Mecklenburgh said it was hard to tell if she had any form of postnatal depression
“I love Roman more than anything in the world, but I found it very difficult to be a young mother.
‘Sleep deprivation is torture! Then add in a global pandemic, a baby with allergies and tongue attachment. Lockdown parents ‘u deserve a medal’ [sic]
When another fan asked how she was coping with sleep deprivation, Lucy said, “I didn’t! I wish I had asked for help in retrospect.
Q&A: The 29-year-old TOWIE star took to Instagram Stories for Q&A on Tuesday when a fan asked if she was suffering from “some form of postnatal depression.”
‘Please keep in touch with people who support you and know that it will be 100% better!
“Take a nap if you can, don’t worry about the cleaning it can wait, and don’t worry if you can’t even bear to eventually get your pajamas out. Send you love super mom ‘ [sic]
In 2021, Lucy announced that she was looking forward to “Taking Out Roman” and “Seeing Friends and Family, Restaurants, Atmosphere and Plenty of Laughter”.
“Lockdown Parents You Deserve a Medal”: Lucy said she was having a very hard time being a new mom, combining sleep deprivation with a global pandemic and a baby with allergies and tongue attachment
Lucy welcomed Baby Roman in February with former Coronation Street star Ryan, 36, in February. Ryan shares 12-year-old daughter Scarlett with ex-Tina O’Brien.
Lucy previously announced that she had lost four stones after giving birth and told MailOnline that she “did not go on a diet or quick fix”.
She stated that she did not feel “pressured” to return to exercise four times a week after her doctor gave her the all-clear to return to exercise.
Lucy continued, “I didn’t put any pressure on myself and slept well. I just listened to my body and needed rest.
“I ran a bit in the first two months. I try to get a nutritious meal a day, not just coffee and cookies, which I probably would have if Ryan wasn’t such a great cook.
Sleep deprivation: When asked how she coped with the lack of sleep, Lucy admitted she didn’t and, in hindsight, wished she had asked for help
“I’ve tried exercising 10 minutes a day and exercising lightly at home – I don’t have a big golden thing that got me weight loss.
‘I thought after my eight-week check when I got the all-clear [to exercise] I would have come back to training four times a week, but I just thought to myself, “I’m tired, when I have an hour off I either want to take a nap or it is extra playtime for Roman. There is always something else that needs to be done “.”
The TV star admitted that the things she once considered priority in her life had changed, adding, “It’s important to stay fit and healthy to have some time for myself, but when When you have a newborn baby, you just want to sleep and spend quality time with your child.
“The priorities are changing, I don’t have time to train four times a week like I used to, but that’s fine. My life is different now, Roman is my priority, not the gym! ‘
Family: Lucy welcomed Baby Roman in February with former Coronation Street star Ryan, 36. Ryan shares 12-year-old daughter Scarlett with ex-Tina O’Brien