Jade Roper Shares Uplifting Advice for New Moms Who Are Struggling: 'Know You're Not Alone'
She’s here to help. Jade Roper took to social media on Wednesday to offer uplifting advice to women who are having a difficult time adjusting to motherhood.
The mom of three — who shares Emmy, 3, Brooks, 18 months, and Reed, 3 months, with husband Tanner Tolbert — replied to the following fan query during a candid Instagram Story Q&A: “Any advice for a new mama? I’m struggling lately.”
“I’m so sorry. Know you’re not alone, we all have different experiences, but we all have struggles,” Jade began. “Let it out and talk it out, don’t keep it in. It’s so scary to let our biggest fears or pain out but talking to someone safe is so healing.”
The beloved “Bachelor” alum went on to say that it’s important to prioritize simple self-care rituals. “Drink lots of water, call a friend, journal, try to get outside for fresh air if it’s safe right now for you,” she continued. “Have a good cry.”
Jade — who co-hosts her popular “Mommies Tell All” podcast alongside fellow Bachelor Nation mom Carly Waddell — then detailed one way first-time mothers can bond with their babies even in the face of adversity. “Crawl into bed and do skin to skin with your baby in the quiet and soak in the moment,” she wrote.
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Jade reminded her followers that professional help can also be beneficial for those facing mental health challenges. “Reach out to your care provider if you need,” she added.
The brunette beauty closed out her message with words of encouragement. “Sending you lots of love. You are doing amazing, we all are fumbling through this weird world right now and having a baby in this is even more to navigate,” she wrote, referring to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Just remember you are the best mama for your babe,” Jade concluded. “While we feel we are failing, all they feel is loved and adored and safe when they see our faces.”
Jade has been open about her battle with postpartum depression following the birth of her son Brooks in July 2019. In January, she divulged more about her experience during an emotional “Mommies Tell All” discussion with Tanner. As Jade has previously explained, the unexpectedly early arrival of her second child came so suddenly that she didn’t have time to get to the hospital and instead welcomed him on the floor of her bedroom closet.
“My body was in continuous stress, pain, and contracting. So, I thought something was wrong. I felt like I was going to die, or the baby was going to die,” she recalled of delivering Brooks. “And I feel like those feelings catapulted me into postpartum depression [and] post-traumatic stress disorder. I just had a lot of feelings from that trauma. It just spun me. And I feel like I spun for a long time.”