Paloma Faith has revealed she wants to share the realities of motherhood to stop others feeling alone.
The singing sensation was on Thursday’s Steph’s Packed Lunch talking about her new campaign.
Paloma is hoping to ‘lead a movement’ working with Frida UK to encourage open conversations about the reality of giving birth.
The 40-year-old gave birth to her second child in February.
She has always been open and honest with fans on her social media about her own experiences during pregnancy, giving birth and also postpartum.
In an honest Instagram post today (November 18) Paloma revealed she struggled to walk properly for three months after delivering her first baby via an emergency c-section in 2016.
She is now striving to highlight the reality of childbirth after revealing her experience was “far from the rosy scenes you see on screen and online”.
Paloma said during her interview on the Channel 4 lunch time show that she doesn’t want others to feel ‘intimated’ by ‘glossy images’ of what motherhood should be like.
She also spoke of how she ‘feels guilty’ when she goes to work that she’s not with her children, who are five and nine months old.
The actress had the Steph’s Packed Lunch audience in stitches when she openly said ‘let’s talk about piles!”.
Speaking to presenter Steph McGovern, the mum-of-two said: “Things can go wrong [during childbirth]. Lots of things went wrong me and I laugh about it now, but at the time it felt terrifying but obviously you get these amazing little people as a result.
“So it’s sort of about trying to say it’s wroth it but also don’t put yourself under all that pressure that you’ve been doing to have this perfect, glossy [birth] and put makeup on and all of that.
“I was pregnant in my face, not just my body, both times. I literally had a baby in my face, so I think all of that stuff is just normal and we should talk about it. Let’s talk about piles!” she added.
Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays on Channel 4 from 12.30pm.
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