Tahlia Giumelli bravely reveals her battle with postpartum depression and admits she would ‘cry tears of frustration and anger’ after giving birth to her second child with NRL star fiancé Tom Burgess
Model and NRL WAG Tahlia Giumelli has revealed her battle with postpartum depression.
The 28-year-old fiancée of NRL star fiancé Tom Burgess spoke candidly about her struggles with her mental health on Thursday in an Instagram Q&A with fans.
The mother of two said she was first diagnosed seven weeks after the couple’s second child, daughter Elodie, was born in mid-November last year.
Model and NRL WAG Tahlia Giumelli has boldly revealed her battle with postpartum depression
Tahlia said she was a “good mess” and would “cry tears of frustration and anger.”
She explained that she is currently on medication but would soon get rid of it with the help of her doctor.
Tahlia told her fellow followers who may be struggling with postpartum depression that it will “get better.”
The mother of two said she was first diagnosed with the condition seven weeks after the couple’s second child, daughter Elodie, was born in mid-November last year.
Tahlia explained that she was a ‘good mess’ and would ‘cry tears of frustration and anger’. She said she had a hard time going from one child to two after welcoming Elodie
What is Postpartum Depression?
– According to BetterHealth channelit can be ‘a slight feeling of sadness to a paralyzing depression’ after welcoming a child
-PND can affect mothers, fathers and respective partners
– Symptoms include an inability to cope, loss of appetite, anxiety, negative thoughts
“I was diagnosed with PND seven weeks after Elodie’s birth,” she wrote.
‘We had one thing after another (premium, gastro, hospitalization for bronchiolitis, reflux and nutritional problems, all while looking for a place to live).’
She said she had a hard time moving from one child to two after welcoming her second. Their first daughter Sophie is now two.
‘I was a real mess. I just knew myself and I knew this wasn’t the person I am, ‘she added in the post.
I cried tears of frustration and anger. I wanted to pack my bags and just be alone. I kept saying I couldn’t take it over and over and I wasn’t. ‘
Tahlia said she told Tom she was struggling and he suggested seeking professional help.
She added that she now uses exercise and going to the gym as her own time to work on herself.
“I really believe exercise is best for mental health,” she said, adding that the condition is “much more common than you think.”
Tahlia has also been open about her battle with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease, in the past.
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Support: Tahlia said she told Tom she was struggling and he suggested seeking professional help