Paloma Faith reveals she struggled to walk properly for THREE MONTHS after emergency C-section 


She’s a doting mum to two daughters, aged four and nine months, whom she shares with partner Leyman Lahcine. 

And Paloma Faith opened up about the realities of childbirth and her own postpartum journey as she revealed how she struggled to walk properly for three months after welcoming her first child via emergency C-section.

In a very candid Instagram post shared on Thursday, the singer, 40, added that the ‘exhaustion was ridiculous’ as she strived to highlight the realities of childbirth and open up conversations of real birth stories. 

Candid: Paloma Faith opened up about the realities of childbirth and her own postpartum journey as she revealed how she struggled to walk properly for three months after welcoming her first child via emergency C-section

Candid: Paloma Faith opened up about the realities of childbirth and her own postpartum journey as she revealed how she struggled to walk properly for three months after welcoming her first child via emergency C-section

Alongside a black and white snap of herself breastfeeding her first daughter, Paloma shared an honest account of what her body went through during and after the birth.

She penned: ‘My own first birth and postpartum journey was far from the rosy scenes you see on screen and online. 

’21 active hours of labour, an emergency C-section that resulted in me not being able to walk properly for three months, and the exhaustion was ridiculous. 

‘Add on a new-born baby piranha setting my nipples on fire and a uterine infection and you’ve got a memory you will never forget!’

Her story: In a very candid Instagram post shared on Thursday, the singer, 40, added that the 'exhaustion was ridiculous' as she strived to highlight the realities of childbirth and open up conversations of real birth stories (pictured in February)

Her story: In a very candid Instagram post shared on Thursday, the singer, 40, added that the ‘exhaustion was ridiculous’ as she strived to highlight the realities of childbirth and open up conversations of real birth stories (pictured in February)

She concluded: ‘Not enough women are prepared for the realities of childbirth and postpartum and that’s why I’m jumping in with Frida to lead a movement to encourage open conversations about real birth stories. 

‘It’s time to challenge the social media perfection posts – let’s start sharing what really goes down!’

Her post was met with a plethora of messages from her fans, many of whom praised her for being so open and honest.

The Picking Up The Pieces hitmaker welcomed both of her children via emergency C-section and has long been an advocate in highlighting the real realities of childbirth to expectant parents. 

It comes after Paloma recently revealed at the launch of Frida baby products at Chiltern Firehouse that she couldn’t walk for two weeks after undergoing an emergency C-section for her second child – whom she had following six rounds of IVF treatment.

In a candid conversation with Fearne Cotton, the Upside Down hitmaker said: ‘One word to define my postpartum body is deflated. Like a balloon not popped properly.’ 

Speaking out: Alongside a black and white snap of herself breastfeeding her first daughter, Paloma shared an honest account of what her body went through during and after the birth (pictured in April)

Speaking out: Alongside a black and white snap of herself breastfeeding her first daughter, Paloma shared an honest account of what her body went through during and after the birth (pictured in April)

Keeping it real:  She penned: 'My own first birth and postpartum journey was far from the rosy scenes you see on screen and online'

Keeping it real:  She penned: ‘My own first birth and postpartum journey was far from the rosy scenes you see on screen and online’

She explained of her lengthy post-birth recovery: ‘It shouldn’t be called a birth plan, it should be called “my ideal situation”. 

‘My advice to an expectant mother is don’t be alone. You are not. So many women have done it. Everyone wants to talk about it. You can feel shame about it not being perfect. But so many feel this.’

Back in February, the songwriter shared a candid caption about her first 30 hours with the newborn, in which she said she was ‘exhausted’ and ‘in pain’, but added that it was all worth it to meet her ‘new little cherub.’

She penned: ‘Pregnancy diary. Well I’m not pregnant anymore! I had a planned c section yesterday I’m in a lot of pain and didn’t sleep last night but it’s worth it to see and meet the new little cherub I have in front of me.’ 

Paloma then went on to share how she’s doing with breastfeeding her baby girl, adding that her ‘nipples are on fire’. 

She explained: ‘I’m Exhausted, sore and my nipples are on fire with a baby piranha that wants to kill me’

‘On them every few hours but I am of course elated! This baby couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried (yes I have two gals). 

‘I’m now going through the constant worry of bottle vs breast, last time I breast fed exclusively and I think it was too hard! I don’t know if I wana put myself through that this time….. but I’m Trying anyway. 

And my nipples are on fire. Lost a litre of blood and I’m in so much pain despite the pain killers. The joys!’

Parents: Paloma is a doting mum to two daughters, aged four and nine months, whom she shares with partner Leyman Lahcine. (pictured with Leyman in 2015)

Parents: Paloma is a doting mum to two daughters, aged four and nine months, whom she shares with partner Leyman Lahcine. (pictured with Leyman in 2015) 

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