Jordin Sparks Suffered Postpartum Depression: ‘How do I feel so lonely when this amazing thing just happened?’”
Back in May 2018, former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks welcomed a son with her husband, Dana Isaiah—but now she’s opening up about just how difficult it was after she gave birth due to struggling with postpartum depression.
First-time mom Jordin Sparks, 29, recently revealed in a new interview that things were not all happiness after she had her son last year, in fact, she admitted that her postpartum depression was pretty severe. Now, she’s sharing her story in hopes that she can help other moms who may be experiencing the same thing.
Discussing her postpartum struggles, Sparks said:
“Everybody knows about what postpartum depression is — maybe not exactly what it all entails because it’s different for each woman, but there’s this thing called the fourth trimester, which happens after you have your baby. It’s dealing with everything that happens with your body. Your body goes and changes, your hormones are absolutely insane.”
She explained more in-depth, stating:
“Then you’re dealing with this baby and then something doesn’t go right. We’ve got tons of people to hold the baby, but who hold us? Who hold us together? Who helps us get through all that stuff? Obviously, people in your family who knows what you’ve been through and had kids before, but sometimes it feels hard to reach out because you’re like, ‘How do I feel so lonely when this amazing thing just happened?’”
Sparks acknowledged that she was able to get through her battle with postpartum depression due to fellow moms around her, specifically her friend Morgan:
“I would talk to her and be like, ‘I feel like this today. Sorry, I just needed to let you know.’ And she’d be like, ‘No, I understand. That was me yesterday.’ I’d be like, ‘Oh, God. Thanks. OK. Good. I know I’m not the only one.’”
We’re glad Jordin Sparks was able to successfully conquer her postpartum depression successfully.