Tina O’Brien is famed for her role as Sarah Platt in the popular soap, Coronation Street. The mother-of-two opened up about the difficulty she suffered after the birth of her first child. The Corrie star revealed she had suffered from postnatal depression after the birth. Sharing her struggles with her followers on Instagram, the star didn’t hold back when she admitted how difficult and challenging the early days of motherhood were for her.
“It’s a common problem, affecting more than one in every 10 women within a year of giving birth.
“It can also affect fathers and partners. It’s often called the ‘baby blues’ and is so common that it’s considered normal.”
“I was then a single mum, times when absolutely no income was coming in,” admitted Tina.
Statistically one in five women keep quiet about their symptoms and therefore remain untreated.
If struggling, it is imperative you speak to a professional to help ease the burden of your symptoms and find the best ways to overcome it.