Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby has finally given birth to her rainbow baby after two miscarriages. The reality star recently opened up about her first time experiencing the baby blues.
Ashley and her husband Michael Darby welcomed their son Dean over two weeks ago. She took to Instagram to share with her fans multiple videos where she speaks about some of the emotions that she is feeling at the moment.
‘Hello, my darlings. I’m checking in with you. I am officially 15 days postpartum. Dean turned 2 weeks yesterday. And today I experienced my first bout of postpartum blues. I just felt like I needed to do all these things around the house. I needed to do dishes; I needed to do laundry, straighten up the house, pump milk. And physically, I’m not feeling very well. I’ll keep it PG since no one wants to hear about all that, but my areas are still in quite a bit of pain and physically I just don’t feel myself.’
She went on to explain: ‘I realize that that’s really what pregnancy is about and what postpartum is about, is not only the emotional [part with] the hormones, but also the fact that, physically, our bodies are still recovering from delivering a baby, so we’re not really at our prime to execute the same tasks.’
Luckily, Ashley has her husband who has taken some of the weight off her shoulders. Michael is looking after his son while Ashley sleeps and gets her chores done around the house.
‘I have to say that I said a huge prayer of thank you today for my husband because Michael really stepped up. I didn’t really have to say anything — he saw in my face how upset and sad I was and so he took the baby this morning and let me sleep for a couple of hours. And he’s been working from home to help me whenever I need, so he takes Dean and I’ve been able to do those little things around the house that still make me feel good and make me feel accomplished.’
Many women go through postpartum depression. It’s great to see that Ashley is attempting to help normalize the conversation.