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Sunrise reporter Edwina Bartholomew writes heartfelt letter to new mothers in Melbourne amid lockdown

Sunrise reporter Edwina Bartholomew writes heartfelt letter to new mothers in Melbourne who have passed tough lockdown restrictions

Edwina Bartholomew has written an open letter to mothers in Melbourne, who have had to endure strict lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In an editorial for The Daily Telegraph On Friday, the 37-year-old Sunrise reporter said she sympathizes with new mothers who have been isolated.

She said the first year of motherhood is “filled with so many milestones,” but they have been “taken away” by the pandemic.

Think about them: Edwina Bartholomew (pictured) has written an open letter to Melbourne mothers who have faced tough lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic

Think about them: Edwina Bartholomew (pictured) has written an open letter to Melbourne mothers who have faced tough lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic

Edwina described the situation as “damn difficult” and said it would have been especially difficult for new mothers to “see the rest of the world open up.”

“Many new moms have missed critical support to survive the tumultuous fourth trimester, no mom groups, no real moms coming over, no friends coming over,” she continued.

‘I’ve admired from afar as you all fought through it. I don’t know how you did it, but you did it.

Reach Out: In an editorial for The Daily Telegraph on Friday, the 37-year-old Sunrise reporter said she sympathizes with new mothers, who are isolated. In the picture with her daughter, Molly

Reach Out: In an editorial for The Daily Telegraph on Friday, the 37-year-old Sunrise reporter said she sympathizes with new mothers, who are isolated. In the picture with her daughter, Molly

Reach Out: In an editorial for The Daily Telegraph on Friday, the 37-year-old Sunrise reporter said she sympathizes with new mothers, who are isolated. In the picture with her daughter, Molly

‘Now you can travel further from home, you can enjoy the sun outside for longer, you see a larger circle of friends. These little freedoms are now even more appreciated. ‘

Edwina signed the heartfelt letter, “We greet you. All other mothers’.

The TV presenter is a new mother herself, having welcomed daughter Molly in December last year.

Growing family: Molly is the first child for Edwina and her two-year-old husband, fellow journalist Neil Varcoe

Growing family: Molly is the first child for Edwina and her two-year-old husband, fellow journalist Neil Varcoe

Growing family: Molly is the first child for Edwina and her two-year-old husband, fellow journalist Neil Varcoe

It is the first child for Edwina and her two-year-old husband, fellow journalist Neil Varcoe.

She spoke about the difficulties of being a mom for the first time in an interview with The Daily Telegraph in January.

‘The reality is that it is so incredibly difficult. I naively thought after 15 years of shiftwork and long hours that I would do it all right. But that was not the case at all, ‘she said at the time.

`` Many new moms have missed crucial support to survive the tumultuous fourth trimester, no mom groups, no real moms passing by, no friends coming by, '' she wrote

`` Many new moms have missed crucial support to survive the tumultuous fourth trimester, no mom groups, no real moms passing by, no friends coming by, '' she wrote

“ Many new moms have missed crucial support to survive the tumultuous fourth trimester, no mom groups, no real moms passing by, no friends coming by, ” she wrote

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