Millie Mackintosh talked about suffering with Baby Blues (Photo: Instagram).
Millie McIntosh talked about how to deal with the baby blues after the birth of Sienna’s daughter.
The star of Made in Chelsea welcomed her first child with her husband Hugo Taylor in May and has since spoken openly about her life as a new mother.
A 31-year-old girl has already talked in an open Instagram article about how she’s gone through a spiral of fear – and has told her fans about the feelings that almost began to dominate her life.
In an open letter to Grazia, she lifted the veil of her fight against the baby blues at a time when everyone expected her to be so radiant and happy.
Millie remembers how she wrote and didn’t want to put a brave face on the visitors: As a new mother, everyone expects you to be so radiant and happy – but as I said the other day on Instagram, I really struggled with the baby blues for about six weeks.
They started three days after birth, with all the hormonal changes that occur and become more pronounced during breastfeeding.
Millie and her husband Hugo Taylor tied a knot in an unusual wedding last year (picture: Getty).
Other mothers warned me that I might feel a little watery at the moment, but nothing prepared me for the fact that this period could be confusing.
I kept thinking: So am I: I have a beautiful baby, I have a wonderful husband, and we’re very lucky. I was wondering: Why am I sad? And then, if you feel guilty about those feelings, you go into a real cycle.
Millie said that Hugo fought then too, because he only wanted to comfort her when she collapsed – but in the end he was really good at giving her the right space.
I was very selective about who I told, but other friends who are mothers and who have experienced similar things have really supported me, she continued. The child blues is a complex subject for women and their partners. I think if you’re more honest, everyone will feel less alienated.
Sienna is Millie and Hugo’s first child. In 2018, a couple will form a bond for life.
A few months have not been easy for the couple, and the star of E4 spoke on Instagram last month about the children’s blues and encouraged those who have such feelings to talk about them.
She explained that she eventually sought help from a doctor who suspected that these emotions were caused by her hormones.
I found it useful to keep a diary of my feelings, in which I recorded the days when I was sad with happiness, so that I could see more and more pragmatically instead of living in the tidal wave of my feelings, she told the fans.
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After a while I noticed in my diary that there were less and less sad days and fortunately I felt much better in the 6 weeks after my departure.
I thought being outside really helped cheer me up, so long walks in the park were a daily ritual. I was also very open about my feelings for my midwife, friends and family.
Millie concluded by encouraging others to follow suit: I know that for many people who share your doubts and fears, there may be taboos because you are afraid that people will think the worst and that you are a bad mother.
Sharing these experiences was a positive experience for me and I immediately felt that the people closest to me, Hugo and Siena, gathered around me to support me. They checked everything daily and reminded me that it would pass, and in my case they were right.
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