Stacey Solomon is known to be very candid about her experiences of motherhood, and that certainly hasn't changed since the birth of her youngest son Rex in May.
Rex is Stacey's first child with boyfriend Joe Swash and she has revealed that although Joe is a fantastic father, he was pretty rubbish when it came to the birth.
"Joe is a fantastic dad," she told The Sun, "but what a hopeless birthing partner. Just the worst. He was like: 'Oh my god, oh my god, is that normal? Oh god!' He was not helping.
"They said they were going to have to break my waters and they got this hook thing out. Joe was panicking, so I told him to just turn around and face the wall.
"They were just putting the hook in and all I could hear was this tap, tap, tapping. I ripped the gas and air out of my mouth and said: 'Who’s tapping?' And it was him, trying to keep himself calm. My sister and mum were there just shaking their heads at him."
Luckily, Joe is a far better parent than he is a birthing partner and Stacey revealed that she feels very lucky to have him, particularly during the tough few months after giving birth.
"I do absolutely adore him," she said. "I watch the way he is, not just with Rex, but also with Zach and Leighton [her two older sons from previous relationships], and I love him so much it’s ridiculous. He’s such an incredible father – it’s the most attractive thing about him.
"And it was hard for him at the beginning, cos I was in tears every day and he just wanted to help me. But he couldn’t do anything with the baby because I didn’t want him to.
"So he spent the first few weeks making me food, doing all the washing, taking the boys everywhere, and I look back and think he’s such a great partner. Without him doing that I would never have been able to give breastfeeding a good go, and I love him for that."
Stacey also explained why she feels it's important to share her parenting experiences on social media, revealing that she wants to show the reality of having children.
"I feel like the purpose of social media should be to display an accurate version of your life," she said. "There were times after giving birth that I just felt awful and horrendous and if I’d put it out there that I was feeling great, it wouldn’t have helped me or anyone else.
"Knowing I’m not the only person feeling this way helps me deal with it."
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