‘I turned into a teen crying for clothes today’: Dani Dyer admits she finds her post-baby figure ‘difficult’ after having a ‘tantrum’ over her wardrobe that didn’t fit
She gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence in January.
And Dani Dyer admitted that she sometimes found her post-baby figure ‘hard’ to accept after having a ‘tantrum’ about her wardrobe that didn’t fit.
When she took to Instagram on Saturday, the 24-year-old Love Island star explained that she had turned into a ‘teenager’ crying for clothes.
Candid: Dani Dyer admitted she finds her post-baby figure ‘hard’ to accept, sometimes after having a ‘tantrum’ about her wardrobe that didn’t fit
She wrote: ‘4 thousand tantrums later of nothing appropriate and I’m finally done … some days I love my postpartum body, other days it’s really hard, I’m not going to lie.’
Dani added, ‘I turned into a teenager crying for clothes today …’
The reality star also shared a photo of herself being glamorous and she looked gorgeous in a cobalt blazer that she ultimately chose for the occasion.
‘Some days I love my postpartum body, other days it’s really hard that I’m not going to lie’: When she took to Instagram on Saturday, the 24-year-old Love Island star explained that she had turned into a ‘teenager’ who cried for clothes
It comes after Dani revealed last month that she was experiencing postpartum depressive anxiety after suffering from a bad mood following the birth of her son.
Speak on her podcast Sorted with the Dyers, she said, “I think if you just had a baby, you really start to worry, thinking, ‘Am I suffering from a little bit of postpartum depression?”
On the show, which she shares with her dad Danny Dyer, 43, Dani said this winter had been ‘terrible’.
Motherhood: It comes after Dani revealed she experienced postpartum depressive anxiety after suffering from bad mood after the birth of her son
The Love Island star explained, “The other day I was really having a hard time, I had a few days where I made a shepherd’s pie, but I just felt so down.”
A common problem, postpartum depression, affects more than 1 in 10 women within a year of giving birth, according to the NHS.
Dani continued, “I know this sounds weird, but I made the shepherd’s pie, but it was like I didn’t make it.
‘I had a few days when I just really didn’t feel like it and then I went for a walk and felt like myself again. I felt so down. ‘
Struggles: ‘I had a few days when I just really didn’t feel,’ the star explained on her podcast with her dad Danny Dyer
WHAT IS POSTNATAL DEPRESSION?
Postpartum depression is a form of the mental health condition that affects more than one in ten women in the UK and US within a year of giving birth.
Research suggests that as many men as women can be affected.
Many parents feel sad, tearful and anxious in the first two weeks of having a child, which is often referred to as the ‘baby blues’.
But if symptoms start later or last longer, they can suffer from postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression is just as serious as other forms of the mental disorder.
- Persistent grief
- Lack of pleasure or interest in the wider world
- Struggling to bond with your baby
- Withdrawing from others
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Frightening thoughts, such as hurting your baby
Patients should not wait for their symptoms to simply disappear.
Instead, they need to recognize that it’s not their fault that they are depressed and that it doesn’t make them a bad parent.
If you or your partner is suffering, talk to your primary care physician or health visitor.
Treatments can include self-help, such as talking to loved ones, resting when you can, and making time to do things you enjoy. Therapy can also be prescribed.
In severe cases where other options have not helped, antidepressants may be recommended. Doctors will prescribe the ones that are safe to take while breastfeeding.
The cause of postpartum depression is unclear, but it is more common in people with a history of mental health problems.
Lack of support from loved ones, a bad relationship with the partner, and a life-changing event, such as a death, can also increase the risk.