Jordan has revealed that she had treatment at the Priory for post-natal depression. The model entered the clinic shortly after the birth of son Junior last year. She explains that her feelings were “all mixed up” and that she was arguing with everyone. She describes herself as having been “a right psycho woman”.
Jordan added that after a short time at the clinic, where she was put on anti-depressants, she started to feel better. She says she has completely bonded with Junior now and feels a lot happier. She said she would like more children but thinks it will have to wait a few more years.
Postpartum depression might be predictable
COLUMBUS, Ohio: An Ohio State University study suggests persistent fatigue immediately after childbirth may predict whether a woman will develop postpartum depression.
Elizabeth Corwin, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of nursing said women who reported still feeling extremely fatigued two weeks after having a baby were more likely to suffer from postpartum depression a month after giving birth. “All mothers are tired right after having a baby — it helps them get the rest that they need to recover and heal from the physical and mental stressors of childbirth,” said Corwin. “But for most women, fatigue steadily fades within the first two weeks of giving birth.”
In Corwin’s research it was fatigue — not stress or a history of depression — that was the best indicator of which women went on to develop postpartum depression. The study appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing.