‘I was looking at this baby like, “is this mine?'” Georgia Kousoulou admits she struggled to bond with baby Brody as she battled postnatal depression

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Georgia Cousoulou has admitted that she struggled to bond with her 16-month-old baby Brody when he was born.

The former TOWIE star 30 welcomed her son with her 29-year-old businessman boyfriend Tommy Mallett in May last year.

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to speak frankly nearThe reality star reveals how When he did the trick for the first time he didn’t feel the ‘heavy feeling of love’.

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Candid: Georgia Cousoulou has admitted in an interview with Closer how she struggled to bond with her 16-month-old baby Brody when he was born

She told the publication: ‘I was looking at this kid, “Is it mine?” and said he experienced ‘feelings of guilt’.

The reality star, who documented her journey on Georgia and Tommy: Baby Steps, said her confidence as a mom has grown since then.

He said, ‘Looking back now, I am very proud of myself.

‘It was a very scary time and I didn’t know it was normal to have those feelings, so I am very open if anyone else is going through this. Now I am confident to say that I am a great mother.’

Proud: Georgia and Tommy: The reality star documenting her journey on baby steps says her confidence as a mom has grown since

Proud: Georgia and Tommy: The reality star documenting her journey on baby steps says her confidence as a mom has grown since

Speaking about her battle with postpartum depression, she said: ‘When I was pregnant, I didn’t think about getting pregnant. When I had Brody, I never changed nappies or fed a baby.

‘Everything was new to me. It’s been scary, but for me every little thing is like a little milestone,’ she said.

The interview comes after Georgia detailed how she struggled with her weight gain following the arrival of her firstborn Feather Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast last week.

New mum: Introducing Giovanna Fletcher's Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast - the reality star also revealed how she struggled with her weight gain following the arrival of her first child.

New mum: Introducing Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast – the reality star also revealed how she struggled with her weight gain following the arrival of her first child.

The Candidate: Speaking about her post-pregnancy body, she said: 'I remember looking pregnant in the mirror, clutching my belly like I was pregnant.  But the difference was that I had a baby and a scar.  I thought why am I not like that?

The Candidate: Speaking about her post-pregnancy body, she said: ‘I remember looking pregnant in the mirror, clutching my belly like I was pregnant. But the difference was that I had a baby and a scar. I thought why am I not like that?

The reality star admitted how naive she was when she was pregnant and urged women to stop pressuring other women when they were pregnant.

She explained: Throughout my pregnancy people kept saying ‘You’re gonna bounce back, you’re gonna bounce back’. I wish he hadn’t said that.”

‘I would encourage men and women to stop saying that. I was seeing these pictures of girls on Instagram coming out of the hospital with six packs.

‘When I was looking pregnant from the hospital, I thought it was strange.’

Georgia’s first scans showed Brody was in the breech position so she opted for a C-section in favor of the water birth she was planning.

Talking about her post-pregnancy body, she said: ‘I remember looking pregnant in the mirror, holding my belly as if I was pregnant. But the difference was that I had a baby and a scar. I thought why am I not like that?

‘It really hit me, I don’t understand. I remember crying I didn’t look like myself. I remember crying and I remember looking down at my stomach – stretch marks were really bad – scars looking angry and my hormones were everywhere.

‘I remember I was in my pajamas and I didn’t want to get out of them or show anyone and then after a few days talking about it with my mother, there was a change and I was glad I had born a child. It took a month or two.

She said: ‘I definitely had postpartum depression. I was really struggling – the weight didn’t help because I didn’t look like myself. I could see myself, but I didn’t look like myself.’

Tough times: Reality star admits how naive she was when pregnant and urges women to stop pressuring other women

Tough times: Reality star admits how naive she was when pregnant and urges women to stop pressuring other women

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