Carrie Bickmore reveals she's been 'really struggling' since the birth of her daughter

She revealed this on Mother's Day...

Editor / May 11 2019

Carrie Bickmore has revealed on Mother's Day that she's been 'really struggling' since the birth of her third child, Adelaide. 

The mother-of-three, 38, said in her column for Stellar magazine that she's been concerned she might have post-natal depression. 

She wrote: 'It's been one of the most challenging periods of my parenting life. I realise now I had it pretty easy during the newborn phase with my other two kids.'





Adelaide, who is four months old now, suffered from reflux and needed to be held constantly, the host of The Project revealed.

The lack of sleep led to a breakdown when Carrie's partner Chris Walker was away on holiday with her oldest child, Ollie, 11. 

Carrie writes she 'felt trapped' and in a panic she started texting Chris in the early hours of the morning telling him how she wasn't coping.  

'I'm really struggling... I can't do this on my own tonight, I'm worried I may be getting postnatal depression,' she wrote in a series of desperate messages. 

The journalist says that little Adelaide is now better and the family have settled into a better routine, but Carrie admits those early weeks were fraught with 'anxiety'. 

Carrie announced the birth of Adelaide in December. She also has a daughter, Evie, 4, and a son Oliver, 11, with late husband, Greg Lange. 


If you feel you, or someone you know, is suffering from post-natal depression contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on 13 11 14.

So easy getting out of the house with just one kid 🤣 👨‍👩‍👧 (Is there an emoji for 3 kids? Can't see one??)
So easy getting out of the house with just one kid 🤣 👨‍👩‍👧 (Is there an emoji for 3 kids? Can't see one??)

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.

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