Zoë Foster Blake's Emotional Confession Of ‘Dark Days’ After Giving Birth

The tough side of parenting

Zoë Foster Blake's Emotional Confession Of ‘Dark Days’ After Giving Birth Instagram @ ZoTheySay

Zoë Foster Blake and her partner Hamish Blake welcomed their beautiful daughter Rudy Hazel into the world back in July.

Now, Zoë has opened up about her pregnancy and the ‘dark days’ she had in the weeks following giving birth. 

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In a candid blog on her site ZoTheySay.com, she revealed, "There were some dark days around week six and seven, though. Like all mums, when my infant hit peak crying and restlessness, all the bliss that carried me through the newborn era slipped quietly out the back door, and I began floundering.

"After three years parenting just one (pretty chilled) kid, I felt totally unequipped and out of my depth. Parenting is, without a lick of competition, the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and the hardest job there is. They were the toughest few weeks of my life, I reckon."

She also revealed that she had to be reminded of ‘how to give birth’. 

"It was time to push. I completely forgot how. “Like you’re pooing!!” the midwife yelled (I remembered then) and within 15 very athletic, intense, wonderful minutes, our little girl was with us.”

She praised Hamish for helping her through the whole process and helping her find comfort. 

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