Kendra Wilkinson Talks Overcoming Postpartum Depression
Almost a whole two years after having given birth to son Hank, Jr., Kendra Wilkinson is finally back to feeling like her normal self.
“After I had a baby, I felt like I had to be a different person. I had to be conservative and wear turtlenecks and be someone that I wasn’t,” she tells PEOPLE. “Now that I have my body back and I feel good again, I have the perfect amount of balance. It’s all about finding the balance.”
Speaking on her very open battle with postpartum depression Kendra says, “It got pretty bad, but not to the point where I would harm my family. I was a great mom and did what I needed to, but I was definitely very depressed. “Motherhood is a big change in life and it happened overnight.”
Kendra continues, “At the time I was doing whatever I could for the baby, but I lost myself and it was really frustrating,” she shares. “Being in the spotlight is a lot of pressure about losing the weight, especially coming from the Playboy world.”
Now happily settled into her new lifestyle, the first-time mommy admits that “It’s a whole different life, but a better life, I’m back to being that Kendra that everyone knew at the Playboy Mansion, but a lot more mature and grown up. I’m more aware of life.”
I’m glad she’s back to feeling like her happy old joyful self and her body bounced back nicely.