Nell McAndrew’s Post-Natal Depression Hell
Gorgeous Nell McAndrew has revealed that she suffered from post-natal depression after the birth of her baby son.
She tells Closer magazine: â€œFor six and half months after having Devon, not a day went by where I wasnâ€™t in tears. It became normal to cry.
â€œThe smallest thing would set me off. There were days when I couldnâ€™t face leaving the house and Iâ€™d slob around in my tracksuit. I tried to carry on as normal but I didnâ€™t feel human â€“ I was physically and mentally exhausted.
â€œI finally confided in my mum that I was feeling really down. She told me that sheâ€™d suffered from post-natal depression too and she recognised all my symptoms.
â€œI hadnâ€™t taken any time to adjust to being a mum and was trying to juggle motherhood with work. Realising I wasnâ€™t superwoman helped me start to feel better.â€
Nell also admits that her depression took its toll on her two and half year marriage to property developer Paul Hardcastle. â€œI was snappy and grumpy. It definitely put a strain on our relationship and sex life. But luckily Paul knew I wasnâ€™t being myself.â€
She says her condition eased when she started running again. â€œI hadnâ€™t had any â€˜meâ€™ time since giving birth and it really helped. I soon felt like my old self,â€ she said.
Now, Nell is in training for the London Marathon later this month â€“ the third time she has run in the race â€“ and this time she will run alongside her mum, Nancy, who is 54.
[via Stuart Higgins]
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