Jeannie Mai Talks Postpartum Anxiety, Embracing Motherhood
, 2022-05-19 21:31:54,
Jeannie Mai is opening up about her rollercoaster experience with motherhood!
The TV personality, who welcomed her first child, a daughter named Monaco Mai-Jenkins, with her husband Jeezy in January, recently addressed the transformative journey.
During a candid discussion with ET‘s Kevin Frazier, the 43-year-old talked about the difficulties she faced before embracing her new life as a mother.
Jeannie Mai Says She Did Not Feel Privileged To Be A Mother
Everyone has different ways of accepting motherhood, but for the “How Do I Look?” star, facing this new phase of her life did not come without its trials.
Mai revealed that she suffered from various worries during her pregnancy because a part of her believed she did not deserve to experience the joys of motherhood, which the entertainer described as a “beautiful privilege.”
Recalling the emotional period, the San Jose native explained that her concerns about having a baby came from her past stance on the matter. In the TV personality’s words:
“I honestly got a lot of anxiety because I thought, for somebody who said their whole life that they didn’t wanna be a mom and here this gift was being given to me.”
The mother-of-one continued that being blessed with a child made her nervous while navigating her day-to-day activities because she felt the slightest mistake would harm her child. Mai said:
“I felt like, ‘Don’t put yourself in risky situations, like don’t get on a plane or — you are the one to have this taken away from you because you didn’t appreciate it when you had the choice.’ “
After battling these pre-birth concerns, the “Steampunk’d” star’s war against anxiety did not end there, as she faced postpartum depression after welcoming her daughter.
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