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Charlotte Crosby shares 'scary' pregnancy experience as she opens up about depression

Ali Condon

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Charlotte Crosby shares 'scary' pregnancy experience as she opens up about depression

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/charlottegshore

Charlotte Crosby has revealed to fans that she had secretly suffered from prenatal depression just weeks into her pregnancy.

The reality TV star, who is expecting her first child with her partner Jake Ankers, admitted that she went through a 'scary' two weeks of depression that left her struggling to get out of bed.

At first, Charlotte tried to keep her darker moments hidden from fans, friends, and her boyfriend, but eventually she felt strong enough to ask for help.

Charlotte is expecting a baby with boyfriend Jake. Credit: @charlottegshore/Instagram
Charlotte is expecting a baby with boyfriend Jake. Credit: @charlottegshore/Instagram
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"I was really down and I’d never felt that way before,” she told OK! magazine.

“It was like I had a constant dark cloud over my head. I had no enthusiasm to get out of bed some days - I couldn’t even speak to my boyfriend.

“I couldn’t understand why I felt so down when I should have been so happy. It was scary because I couldn’t find anybody who had ever spoken about it, and I didn’t know who to reach out to to get advice from.

“I was on all these forums trying to get a reply from all these random people, but nobody ever replied. Still, I saw that it was common. Your body is going through all these changes, and your hormones are all over the place.”

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Around ten days later, Charlotte started to feel better, especially after she summoned the courage to tell her partner Jake how she had been feeling.

"He didn’t know what to say but it was just better for me to let that out", she said.

The update from Charlotte follows news that the birth of her baby girl will be filmed for television.

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Charlotte is currently being followed by a BBC Three film crew who are documenting her pregnancy as part of her new reality TV series Charlotte in Sunderland.

The 10-part series will give viewers an 'honest and surprising lens on the multi-faceted world of Charlotte', from her journey to motherhood to her business ventures.

Charlotte announced in April that she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend Jake.

The couple first announced they were expecting back in April. Credit: Instagram/@charlottegshore
The couple first announced they were expecting back in April. Credit: Instagram/@charlottegshore
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While Charlotte has made it clear that she's over the moon about becoming a mum, she recently revealed to fans that she's 'high risk for complications' after suffering an ectopic pregnancy back in 2016.

She had to undergo emergency surgery at the time, and was warned that if she hadn't sought help when she did, the results could have been fatal.

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting

Ali Condon
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