Molly-Mae says her own mum's postnatal depression made her wary of how she would feel after giving birth
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Molly-Mae has opened up about not wanting to put too much pressure on herself during pregnancy due to her mum’s experiences with postnatal depression.
The 23-year-old influencer recently welcomed daughter Bambi with partner Tommy Fury and has gushed that the connection she feels with her newborn is on ‘a whole other level’.
Since giving birth last month, proud new mum Molly-Mae has shared a slew of adorable snaps of Bambi with her 7.1 million followers - she captioned a recent post: “Taking pics of absolutely everything so we NEVER forget these days.”
However, despite being absolutely smitten with her daughter, the Love Island alum has admitted that while pregnant she was cautious about putting too much pressure on herself to feel a certain way.
Molly-Mae explained that she didn’t want to put an expectation on herself to immediately feel ‘besotted and infatuated’ with her baby due to the fact her mum had struggled postnatally.
Opening up on her most recent YouTube vlog, Molly-Mae could be seen cradling little Bambi before bursting into tears and explaining: "This is me just crying all of the time, so emotional."
She went on to say: "When I was pregnant, I didn't put pressure on myself to, the minute she was born, to feel this undying, crazy, magical love that everyone talks about because sometimes that doesn't come straight away.
"So I didn't put pressure on myself. And also, something I've never really spoken about before is that my mum actually suffered really horrendously with post-natal depression with both my sister and I.
"It was something I was always very cautious about and I didn't want to put this huge pressure on myself to give birth to Bambi and be literally besotted and infatuated."
Fortunately for Molly-Mae that wasn’t the case and she felt a connection as soon as she looked at tiny Bambi that was so strong she says she would do absolutely anything for her.
"The minute she was born, I have just connected with her on a whole other level," she explained.
"The love I feel for that baby, I will get emotional talking about and I don't want to be that annoying new mum but... oh my gosh.
"When I look at her, the only way I can describe it is there is literally nothing on this planet I wouldn't do for her. I would literally take a bullet for her."
Topics: Molly Mae Hague, Parenting