“It was difficult” – Behati Prinsloo on her struggle with postnatal depression

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Model Behati Prinsloo and her husband Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine are parents to two little girls, and the high-profile mum has just shared some rare details about their life together.

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Behati says her daughters – two-year-old Dusty and eleven-month-old Gio are – “funny and bossy” and “cuddly and sweet” and that basically she felt like she was pregnant and postpartum forever.

“I was pregnant and then breastfeeding for so long that I was literally living in yoga pants,” she told Net-a-Porter

“But a few months ago I put them on and was like, ‘No, it’s time to put on jeans and wear a normal outfit.’ I love jeans and a T-shirt.”

Behati noted that she was fortunate enough to be able to step back from her role as a Victoria’s Secret model for a couple of years as her life shifted from angel wings to mum things.

“I got pregnant seven months after I had my first baby,” she points out. “I’ve been modelling for 15 years and when I got pregnant I didn’t want to do anything, I wanted to enjoy my time. I really liked being pregnant and not working.”

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“It was difficult”

After Dusty was born, she says she pushed through postnatal depression with some difficulty. Details are a little scant, but she noted that after Gio’s birth she didn’t face the same challenges.

“When I got pregnant the second time, I just did the same thing,” Behati explained. “After my first baby, I had a little postpartum depression and it was difficult to get back into normal life.”

“After the second one everything felt so much easier; it was easier for me to workout, breastfeeding was easier,” she said.

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Adam and Behati have been together since 2012 (they met to discuss Behati appearing in a Maroon 5 video shoot) and married in 2014.

Dusty Rose was born in September 2017 and Gio Grace in February 2018.

If you or someone you know seems to be struggling with symptoms of PND, get in touch with support service PANDA on 1300 726 306 – Monday to Friday 9am – 7.30pm (AEST/AEDT). They can help.


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