Gretchen Rossi spoke about her struggle with postpartum depression and being a new mom during an appearance on Thursday’s “The Doctors”.
Rossi, 40, who gave birth to her daughter Skylar Gray in July, said: “I make a joke that I’m gonna write a book called It’s All A Lie.
“Legitimately, I had no idea what I was in for. I just thought, This is gonna be great. You see Instagram, you see social media, you see the media making it look like it’s so perfect, and you just sit there and breastfeed your child and you look magically into their eyes. It was nothing like that.”
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We are back on @thedoctorstv show tomorrow with Skylar!! (It’s her first TV appearance 😜Swipe left to see all the fun in the green room and how I tried to keep her dress clean 🙈🤪) The Doctors TV show has been following our long five journey to becoming parents together, and in tomorrow’s episode we are wrapping up our story with the ultimate gift and introducing our Miracle Baby to everyone! ——————— We feel so blessed to have had them follow our whole journey and are thrilled that one day we will get to show Sky all of this footage 🙏🏻 @skylargraysmiley ——————- To find the time and station that the episode will air in your state, please visit: https://www.thedoctorstv.com/when-its-on
The “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum admitted she “went through a difficult period where, I realize now, I was depressed, and I had a lot of anxiety.”
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She shared, “I really wasn’t connecting with [Skylar] at the very beginning. Then I came to realize [when] I went to my pediatrician’s appointment and I was crying and broke down in that appointment, and my pediatrician said, ‘You know, Gretchen, I think maybe you need to think about the fact that you might have some serious postpartum.’
“I was like, ‘No, not me. I don’t have that. I’m happy! I’m such a positive person all the time.'”
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#MomLife with a New Baby 😜 ✅House is a mess ✅Exhausted from no sleep ✅Delirious ✅No Makeup ✅Hair in a bun ✅Sweatpants ✅Laundry is piling up ✅ Barely surviving ✅Can’t remember what day it is ✅Can barely remember my own name 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 Who’s been here before, and who’s with me right now? 🙋🏼♀️ However I wouldn’t change it for the world and am loving every second of it! Being right here in our beautiful home, loving on my baby girl and having my fur babies wrapped around us is what makes me the most happy and fulfilled these days! Thank you Lord for our many blessings 🙏🏻 #enjoyingeverymoment #lovethesetimes
“I was really struggling, and I was having an internal conflict with the fact that I had this beautiful, amazing miracle baby — literally, she was a miracle for us — and I just was having a hard time compartmentalizing how to manage my life now with this new baby.”
Rossi appeared on the show alongside her partner Slade Smiley, 45. She also joked about Skylar looking a lot more like her dad when she was born. See more in the clip above.