DANI Dyer has has opened up about the realities of pregnancy admitting that she was “anxious” and “poorly” while she was having baby Santiago.
The 24-year-old regularly shares her experiences of motherhood to help other new mums.
Dani, who welcomed her baby boy with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence in January, revealed that she had a difficult pregnancy.
During a Instagram Q & A, the Love Island star was asked by a fan if she had suffered had any anxiety when pregnant.
The TV beauty opened up about her own mental health in an honest response, she said: “Yes I did. I’ve always suffered with it but when I was pregnant it did get bad.
“I think being in lockdown doesn’t help either as your just indoors running away with your thoughts 😂.
“The best thing I found was talking to people about it. A problem shared is a problem halved 💗.”
The TV star revealed earlier this month that she feared she would get postnatal depression when she felt low following the birth.
Speaking on Sorted with the Dyers, the new mum admitted motherhood during lockdown hasn’t been easy.
“This has been a f***ing long, cold, hard winter this one,” Danny said.
“And even if you’re the strongest cat out there then you’re struggling now.”
“It’s been awful,” Dani agreed.
“The other day I was really struggling, I had a couple of days where I made a shepherd’s pie but I just felt so down.
“And I think when you’ve just had a baby you really start worrying, thinking, ‘Am I suffering with a bit of postnatal depression?’
“I know this sounds weird but I made the shepherd’s pie but it was like I wasn’t making it.
“I had a couple of days of just really not feeling me and then I went on a walk and I felt back to myself. I felt so low.”
Dani previously opened up about how her first baby came as a “shock” as they didn’t “plan” the pregnancy.
Despite the surprise, the Love Island winner has been enjoying becoming a first-time mum to her now two-month-old son.
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Dani added that the baby still makes her hardman dad Danny, 43, “emotional” whenever he sees him.