Paloma Faith has opened up about how she “couldn’t walk for two weeks” after she went through a C-section.
The star attended the opening of the UK launch of Frida at Chiltern Firehouse in London along with Fearne Cotton where they talked about the reality of giving birth.
Paloma talked about all things birth, postpartum and parenting, especially talking about giving birth to her baby girl back in February this year, when she had to have an emergency C-section.
She said: “It shouldn’t be called a birth plan, it should be called ‘my ideal situation’.”
The singer then went on to describe her postpartum body as “deflated” and compared it to a “balloon not popped properly.”
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She added: “But women’s postpartum bodies are not celebrated enough. I always hid my body but now I’m 40 I’m like, this body has done some s***! My advice to an expectant mother is don’t be alone. You are not. So many women have done it.
“Everyone wants to talk about it. You can feel shame about it not being perfect. But so many feel this.”
Paloma’s daughter is her second child with her partner Leyman Lahcine.
When the star gave birth to her daughter in February she shared a photo to her Instagram welcoming her little girl when she admitted she was in “a lot of pain.”
She wrote: “Well I’m not pregnant anymore! I had a planned c section, I’m in a lot of pain and didn’t sleep last night but it’s worth it to see and meet the new little cherub I have in front of me.
“It’s been about 30 hours and already I’m exhausted, sore and my nipples are on fire with a baby piranha that wants to kill me on them every few hours but I am of course elated!”
Paloma went on to say how much her baby was loved but she was worrying about bottle feeding or breast feeding as with her first child she breast fed “exclusively.”
She added: “This baby couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried (yes I have two gals). I’m now going through the constant worry of bottle vs breast, last time I breast fed exclusively and I think it was too hard!
“I don’t know if I wana put myself through that this time….. but I’m trying anyway. And my nipples are on fire. Lost a litre of blood and I’m in so much pain despite the pain killers. The joys!”
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