Stacey Solomon has revealed she suffers with ‘gut-wrenching mum guilt’ over her baby son Rex.
The Loose Women panellist admitted that she feels a ‘dreaded’ and ‘unnecessary’ amount of guilt if she leaves her eight-week-old tot alone even for half an hour.
The 29-year-old opened up about her struggle in a candid Instagram post, admitting that she felt ‘a bit embarrassed’ to be feeling the way she did.
Sharing a snap of herself smiling while cradling her newborn, Stacey wrote: ‘I feel like I shouldn’t really have these feelings because I’m nearly 8 weeks in and I am so incredibly lucky to have amazing children, a wonderful partner, loving, caring, & supportive family and I’m almost a bit embarrassed to say…
‘That truth be told, I’m having a bit of a gut wrenching day. One of those days that physically hurts your tummy. I have absolutely no idea why.’
She went on: ‘Mum guilt has kicked in full swing. Nothing in particular triggers the feeling. It’s just there. Tried to keep busy and organise the hell out of the house which has helped for short moments (but also felt guilty about it).’
Stacey, who previously admitted to struggling with strange thoughts, added: ‘So making a conscious effort to try to accept it and let the feelings come and go.’
She explained that she took the selfie with Rex several days earlier and keeps going back to it to remind herself that the feelings of guilt will pass.
‘I’ve been looking at it all day to remind myself that these feelings WILL pass and every day will be different. Thinking of anyone else having a struggle today or any day for that matter,’ she concluded.
Stacey is often open about coping with motherhood, recently revealing that she worries her youngest son will feel ‘pushed out’ by Rex’s birth.
The X Factor star admitted she worries about her seven-year-old Leighton, who she shares with ex Aaron Barham.
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