Leona Lewis Shares Struggles of Motherhood That Led to Remedy & Restoration Time

SHE’S described motherhood as a “wild, loopy trip”, and now Leona Lewis has bravely revealed that she spoke to a counsellor to assist handle her emotions after the start of her daughter. 

After battling debilitating illness all through her being pregnant, the X Issue champion discovered herself consumed with fear within the months that adopted child Carmel’s arrival final July.

Leona admitted she struggled with postpartum anxiousness after giving start to her daughterCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Restricted

Discussing her postpartum anxiousness, Leona advised Fabulous: “It was very, very onerous. I’d get myself actually labored up about whether or not she was consuming sufficient, or if she was OK. 

“I used to be so drained, so drained after which I’d have these anxious ideas that stored me up, so I wasn’t ever in a position to relaxation. When she was napping, I’d be watching her as an alternative of catching up on sleep. And the dearth of sleep made issues even worse.

“I’d been so sick all through the entire being pregnant, I may hardly get off the bed. That went on actually up till she was born, so it [had already been] rather a lot, each bodily and emotionally.”

The strain grew so overwhelming that Leona spoke to a therapist. 

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“I spoke to a counsellor, which was an enormous assist to me,” she says. “It’s so necessary in the event you can communicate to somebody about it. I spoke to my pals and mums about how I used to be feeling, and simply realizing I wasn’t alone made such a distinction.

“I labored on attempting to carve out little moments once I may take a breath and have a break and depend on different individuals to assist. Nevertheless it took two or three months for it to simmer down and for me to begin feeling like myself once more. Motherhood has been such a wild, loopy trip.” 

How YOU can help Fabulous’ Child, Financial institution On Us marketing campaign 

– Give cash by donating right here or by scanning the QR code.

– Give clothes, toys and necessities to a child financial institution, wherever you’re within the UK. 

– Give your time volunteering.

To search out your nearest child financial institution, go to Littlevillagehq.org/uk-baby-banks.

Leona’s private expertise is why she’s serving to launch our new marketing campaign, Child, Financial institution On Us in partnership with Save The Kids and Little Village in help of UK child banks.

“I used to be so fortunate that I had loads of help round me. And it made me take into consideration the ladies who don’t have that, or don’t have entry to it,” she says.

“I simply wish to do something I can to assist – since changing into a mum, my coronary heart opens as much as each mum I meet. I’m like: ‘Oh, I like you!’

“When Fabulous received in contact about Child, Financial institution On Us, it felt good. That is precisely what I wish to do. I’m lucky sufficient to afford the requirements, however there are such a lot of girls and youngsters who usually are not in the identical place.”

Child, Financial institution On Us, a community-focused initiative, is looking on the general public to volunteer their time and donate second-hand kids’s objects to their nearest child financial institution.

It additionally goals to boost consciousness of the very important work child banks do and the advantages they carry to households, particularly throughout a value of residing disaster, which is impacting households throughout the nation.

What are child banks?

Child banks present important objects for infants and younger kids whose mother and father reside in poverty – together with nappies, wipes, clothes, bedding, Moses baskets, cots, blankets, toys and books.

There are over 200 child banks within the UK, they usually run out of retailers, group centres, warehouse models and even individuals’s residing rooms and garages.

Final 12 months 4.2 million kids within the UK have been residing in poverty and 800,000 kids lived in a family that used a meals or child financial institution.

Leona with husband, Dennis, and daughter, Carmel

Leona with husband, Dennis, and daughter, CarmelCredit score: Instagram