Paloma Faith has opened up about her gruelling battle with postpartum depression, which came on after she gave birth to her daughter, now three.
The 39-year-old singer, who recently announced that she and partner Leyman Lahcine are expecting their second child, admitted on Sunday that she struggled to see light at the end of the tunnel during the height of her illness.
Speaking on Channel 4's Sunday Bunch, she told hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy: 'I did have a traumatic first birth and did have postpartum depression. So I’m trying to make sure I surround myself with people who know that.
Battle: Paloma Faith opened up about her gruelling battle with postpartum depression, which came on after she gave birth to her daughter, now three
'I don’t think I realised I was that ill until it went away. Yeah, it’s quite difficult because you wonder whether you’ll be happy again.'
During her appearance on the show, the star also spoke about falling pregnant on her sixth round of IVF, which she shared as she announced the news last week.
She said on Sunday Brunch: 'I think being pregnant is often glorified as this beautiful sentimental thing, and I am overwhelmed with joy I tried very hard on IVF to get pregnant – it’s my sixth round, and that means I definitely want a baby.
Struggle: The 39-year-old singer admitted on Sunday that she struggled to see light at the end of the tunnel during the height of her illness
'But, I swell up a lot, I feel very full, and I know this is a family show but I don’t like having breasts very much.'
East London native Paloma's candid chat comes days after she announced her pregnancy via her social media platforms on Thursday alongside a picture cradling her bump.
She penned: 'It is with extreme pleasure I announce I am pregnant. I am going to be releasing new music at this time and wanted to feel free in my body as it changes before all our eyes!
'I love my job and can’t wait for you all to hear my 5th album and I will be out and about playing as much as this crazy time will allow (also a tour next year).'
Candid: The star revealed her pregnancy on Instagram on Thursday, telling her fans that the baby is 'so wanted' and explaining that she wants to 'feel free in my body as it changes'
'I am not a skinny pregnant person and I am also high risk in pregnancy so would like to ask the media not to run after me ate get unflattering shots as anxiety is detrimental to me and my baby.
'This child is so wanted, it’s my 6th round of IVF and was a struggle to get here. I had a very traumatic first birth and I am also prone to postpartum depression.
'Being a mother is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me but I will swell up and I won't "glow"! I intend to be very real about this with you all!
'To all the other pregnant women out there who are as in love with their babies as me but simultaneously