She became a parent for the first time back in May with her husband William Lee-Kemp.
And Jessica Wright has opened up about her struggle with postnatal depression after welcoming her nine-week-old son Presley.
The former TOWIE star, 36, has candidly spoke about her mental health and revealed at one point it got so bad that her husband found her collapsed at home crying, saying: ‘I don’t want to be here.’
Speaking out: Jessica Wright has opened up about her struggle with postnatal depression after welcoming her nine-week-old son Presley
In an interview with Fabulous Magazine, she said: ‘Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. I knew it was going to be tough, but unless you’re living it 24/7, no one can describe it… it’s a rollercoaster.
‘It’s not all rainbows and magic – it’s f**king tough.
‘It’s the reality of looking after another human being and wanting the best for that child in every single way – and judging yourself.’
In an interview with Fabulous Magazine, she said: ‘It’s not all rainbows and magic – it’s f**king tough.’
She has spoken out about her own mental health struggles in the hope she can help other mums in her position and show that you can come through it.
Jess admitted she found it hard to adjust to motherhood and didn’t want to be judged for doing things wrong.
She praised her partner Will for being overly supportive during the first month and once her family realised something wasn’t right, she sought for medical help,
Tough: The former TOWIE star, 36, has candidly spoke about her mental health and revealed at one point it got so bad that her husband found her collapsed at home crying, saying: ‘I don’t want to be here.’
It comes as Jess previously took to Instagram, detailing the ‘tough’ tribulations of being a working mother.
Sharing a snap of her and Presley, the reality star wrote: ‘Going between work and being the best mummy you can be is so tough… I want to work and do what I love but I also have mum guilt the minute i’m away from him.
Since giving birth, the reality star has spoken candidly as she navigates through motherhood, explaining back in June: ‘No one can really prepare you can they. As many times as you hear this and that, until you’re going through it.’
‘Guilt’: It comes after Jess took to Instagram, detailing the ‘tough’ tribulations of being a working mother
She announced the new arrival on May 21 after giving birth four days prior, less than a year after she wed businessman William in September 2021.
She shared the happy news on her social media page with an adorable snap of the newborn hand holding her own and William’s hands.
Jess captioned the post: ‘We will hold your hand forever 17~05~22’.
Wonderful news: Jess became a mother for the first time in May, welcoming Presley with husband William Lee-Kemp
Jessica revealed that she was ‘totally and utterly overwhelmed’ after finding out she was expecting a baby.
Posting on Instagram, Jess wrote: ‘Pregnancy – It certainly is a rollercoaster & that’s the best way to describe it! I’m scared, excited, grateful, vulnerable & quite frankly totally & utterly overwhelmed at not even knowing what to expect!
‘I also wanted to acknowledge the following, since announcing that we are expecting our baby. My heart goes out to anyone that this was a trigger for.
Announcement: Jess announced she was expecting back on November 28 with a stunning partially nude snap
‘In the past few years my world has been opened up to the realm of fertility & all the struggles that can come with it.
‘Be it, close friends or friends of friends etc, I have seen the struggles to conceive, the sad loss of babies & a whole world really that consumes your every day as a woman.
‘I am eternally grateful as I have already said for this blessing, & I want to make it clear we do not take it for granted & also send huge love to any ladies, & men out there that have not had an easy ride, as I know there are so so many of you.’
She added: ‘I still spend every day hoping this baby is fine & that we will be ok & even then that my baby is healthy & lives a full life, I promise it’s never ending!
If you have been affected by this story please contact Birth Trauma Association at birthtraumaassociation.org.uk
For help and support with perinatal mental illness please contact PANDAS on 0808 1961 776
Surprise: Jessica revealed that she was ‘totally and utterly overwhelmed’ after finding out she was expecting a baby
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