Adele Reveals Post Natal Depression Left Her 'Too Scared' For Another Baby
She's been quite vocal about her dream of expanding her family lately, but Adele has revealed that post-partum depression left her questioning herself after the birth of her son, Angelo.
Speaking about those early months when she was a first-time mum to a newborn, the star said she initially found the experience overwhelming:
"I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I'd made the worst decision of my life… It can come in many forms." she told Vanity Fair.
While she says she did not take antidepressants, she found it difficult to talk about what she was going through.
"I was very reluctant. ... My boyfriend [charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki] said I should talk to other women who were pregnant, and I said, ‘F--- that, I ain’t hanging around with a f---in’ bunch of mothers.’"
"Eventually I just said, I'm going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the f*** I want without my baby."
"A friend of mine said, 'Really? Don't you feel bad?' I said, 'I do, but not as bad as I'd feel if I didn't do it'."
The 28-year-old songstress, whose son Angelo turned four in October, told the magazine that she felt deciding not to have children is one of the "bravest things" a couple could do.
"All of my friends and I felt pressurised into having kids," she said. "Because that's what adults do.
"I love my son more than anything, but on a daily basis, if I have a minute or two, I wish I could do whatever the f*** I wanted, whenever I want. Every single day I feel like that."
As usual, we applaud her honesty. Do you identify with Adele's post-partum experience? Let us know on Twitter @HerFamilydotie.
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