Frankie Bridge describes the ‘shame’ she felt after achieving 4th during her pregnancy

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Frankie Bridge has detailed her ‘shame’ that she felt performing with The Saturdays onstage after winning four stones during her first pregnancy.

During Friday’s Loose Women, the singer, 32, opened up about her issues with depression when she shared how she felt ’embarrassed’ about singing with the band with her heavier frame.

Frankie, who shares sons Parker, seven, and Carter, five, with husband Wayne Bridge, admitted that at the time she thought “people looked at me and said,” She’s disgusting, why is she there? “

Past Struggles: Frankie Bridge has detailed her ‘shame’ she felt performing with The Saturdays onstage after winning four stones during her first pregnancy.

Speaking to the panel, the star recalled struggling with her mental health and her discomfort performing sexy dance moves alongside Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Una Healy and Vanessa White, who all ‘looked the same as before’.

She explained, “I continued to take antidepressants during pregnancy with the help of my primary care physician. For me and everyone, we were well aware that I could get postpartum depression, but I didn’t.

‘My depression was worse during my pregnancy because I found that someone came who really restricted my eating and really controlled my eating and my weight and was out in the open, that sudden feeling that I was so out of control of my body, very difficult was for me. ‘

Candid: During Friday's Loose Women, the singer, 32, opened up about her issues with depression when she shared how she felt 'embarrassed' about singing with the band with her heavier frame (photo pregnant in May 2013)

Candid: During Friday’s Loose Women, the singer, 32, opened up about her issues with depression when she shared how she felt ’embarrassed’ about singing with the band with her heavier frame (photo pregnant in May 2013)

Touching her four-stone weight gain after giving birth to Parker in October 2013, she continued, “ In public, people saw me differently and commented on that.

‘I really felt the shame of getting on stage and shame of still being on stage because I was doing all these sexy dance moves and all the time I felt people looking at me and thinking,’ she’s disgusting ‘, why is she there? ‘

Sympathetic to Frankie’s feelings and other women who have felt the same, Nadia Sawalha added: “We are so terrible to ourselves as women, your lives are growing. It’s so sad.’

Fears: Frankie, who shares sons Parker, seven, and Carter, five, with husband Wayne Bridge, admitted she thought at the time that `` people looked at me and said:

Fears: Frankie, who shares sons Parker, seven, and Carter, five, with husband Wayne Bridge, admitted she thought at the time that “people looked at me and said,” She’s disgusting, why is she there? “

Uncomfortable: On the panel, the star said she struggled with her mental health and her discomfort performing sexy dance moves alongside Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Una Healy and Vanessa White (all in the photo), all of whom 'looked the same as before '

Uncomfortable: On the panel, the star said she struggled with her mental health and her discomfort performing sexy dance moves alongside Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Una Healy and Vanessa White (all in the photo), all of whom ‘looked the same as before ‘

Stoer: 'My depression was worse during my pregnancy because I came from someone who really restricted my eating and really had my eating under control ... that sudden feeling that I was out of control of my body was really hard for me'

Stoer: ‘My depression was worse during my pregnancy because I came from someone who really restricted my eating and really had my eating under control … that sudden feeling that I was out of control of my body was really hard for me’

Frankie went on to say that even today she still feels an element of ‘shame’ about her post-baby figure.

She said, ‘I’m wearing a little bit of that shame because I have stretch marks and I have looser skin in places and I feel like I’m getting out of the position where I was in a band, I feel like I have that shouldn’t have.

‘I should be some kind of supernatural woman who doesn’t change her body. I don’t ‘look’ like a mother. ‘

She went on to say that she became a mom quite young: “I was 24. I think for me, what we talk about better, we are told to love every second, be great every minute, every minute. day it is humanly not possible.

Concerned: She touched on her four-stone weight gain after giving birth to Parker in October 2013 and continued, `` In public, people saw me differently and commented on that.

Concerned: She touched on her four-stone weight gain after giving birth to Parker in October 2013 and continued, “ In public, people saw me differently and commented on that.

Honestly: 'I really felt a shame to get onstage and shame to still be onstage because I was doing all these sexy dance moves and I could feel people looking at me and thinking,' she's disgusting '(pictured in 2013)

Honestly: ‘I really felt a shame to get onstage and shame to still be onstage because I was doing all these sexy dance moves and I could feel people looking at me and thinking,’ she’s disgusting ‘(pictured in 2013)

That’s why women find it difficult in times when they struggle or don’t like it without having to say, ‘I really love my child, but …’ we shouldn’t have to say that. ‘

Frankie has always been candid about her battle with depression, and in recent months admitted that seeing how much she needs her antidepressants “scares her”.

The All Fired Up hitmaker admitted she was “ very emotional and crying all the time ” as she struggled with “ bad withdrawals ” after forgetting to order more drugs.

Worryingly: Frankie has always been candid about her battle with depression, and in recent months admitted it 'scares her' to see how much she needs her antidepressants

Worryingly: Frankie has always been candid about her battle with depression, and in recent months admitted it ‘scares her’ to see how much she needs her antidepressants

Frankie told the Loose Women panel she is “ sad ” that mental health issues are only being discussed because they worsened during the Covid pandemic, after speaking openly about her struggles with anxiety and depression.

Frankie shared a video in which she revealed she struggled with withdrawal symptoms after being left without her antidepressants over Easter weekend.

She told Jane Moore, Kaye Adams, and Paris Fury that these were the worst side effects she’d ever had from not taking her medication.

“You would think that after all the years of suffering from depression and anxiety that I would have learned when I was nearing the end, I would have to reorder my medication,” Frankie said.

Candid: The Saturdays star admitted she was 'very emotional and crying all the time' because she struggled with 'bad withdrawals' after forgetting to order more drugs

Candid: The Saturdays star admitted she was ‘very emotional and crying all the time’ because she struggled with ‘bad withdrawals’ after forgetting to order more drugs

Difficult: She told the Loose Women panel, 'I've been stupid a few times before and didn't get those side effects, but this time I really got the hang of it'

Difficult: She told the Loose Women panel, ‘I’ve been stupid a few times before and didn’t get those side effects, but this time I really got the hang of it’

I happened to run out of my tablets the day before the holiday, which meant I couldn’t get them any longer.

‘I have withdrawal symptoms, I get dizzy eyes, I feel nauseous. I’ve been stupid a few times before and didn’t get those side effects, but this time I really got it. ‘

She added: ‘It scares me how much I need them because my mood just plummeted. I was very emotional, I wanted to cry all the time and have to put on that brave face like everything is okay. ‘

Difficult: 'I was really emotional, I wanted to cry all the time and had to put on that brave face like everything's okay,' she added

Difficult: ‘I was really emotional, I wanted to cry all the time and had to put on that brave face like everything’s okay,’ she added

Family: The mother of two told fans she was very busy for the past month, which made her forget to order more antidepressants (pictured with sons Parker and Carter and husband Wayne)

Family: The mother of two told fans she was very busy for the past month, which made her forget to order more antidepressants (pictured with sons Parker and Carter and husband Wayne)

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