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Charlotte Crosby has candidly revealed how she battled 'awful' and 'indescribable' prenatal depression before welcoming daughter Alba Jean in October 2022.
'It felt like it was it was only two weeks. But it was two weeks of feeling like I could not get out of bed'.
Going on to say: 'There was a dark cloud hanging over my head. It wasn't that I didn't want the baby. It was just I felt so low'.
Honest: Charlotte Crosby, 33, has candidly revealed how she battled 'awful' and 'indescribable' prenatal depression before welcoming daughter Alba Jean in October 2022
Tough times: The Geordie Shore star, who shares the tot with fiancé Jake Ankers, admitted the condition left her unable to get out of bed and worried the feeling would 'never end'
She went on to say that while she didn't have 'dark thoughts' she couldn't find the energy to leave the house or even speak to then boyfriend and now fiancé Jake.
'I didn't want to do anything. I just like was flat, I cant even describe it. It's indescribable. When you go through something like that'.
Prenatal depression, also know as perinatal depression, can affect up to 20% of new and expecting mothers.
It is different to postnatal depression, which affects 1 in 10 new mothers, as it occurs during your pregnancy.
The NHS website claims that symptoms, indicating you could have prenatal depression, include not sleeping well, feeling sad, negative thoughts, a loss of appetite and a lack of interest or pleasure doing things.
Charlotte explained to host Giovanna how she just marked off the days on the calendar before eventually beginning to feel better.
But looking on the bright side the TV favourite said: 'So now I know now I have a rough guide if if it happens again, and or maybe I'll be better in two weeks'.
'Whereas the first time it happened, I didn't know whether it was going to end. So it was a really worrying feeling like, is this going to be it for the whole pregnancy?'.
Looking back: Speaking about her pregnancy on Giovanna Fletcher ’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast she said: ' It was awful. I got a bit of prenatal depression , it was awful'
Heartbreak: She went on to say that while she didn't have 'dark thoughts' she couldn't find the energy to leave the house or even speak to then boyfriend Jake (pictured as a family earlier this year)