Halle Bailey Says She’s Going Through ‘Severe’ Postpartum Depression

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Halle Bailey opens up about going through postpartum depression.

While on Snapchat, Halle says her postpartum depression is currently “really bad.”

She explains, “I just wanted to speak a little bit about my postpartum journey as a new mom. So, honestly, I have severe, severe postpartum [depression], and I don’t know if any new moms can relate, but it’s to the point where it’s really bad, and it’s hard for me to be separated from my baby for more than 30 minutes at a time before I start to kind of freak out.”

Halle and her boyfriend, rapper DDG, gave birth to their first child Halo.

“Halo is a miracle. He is perfect. He is beautiful. When I look at him, I cry because of how special he is” Bailey explains. “The only thing that’s been hard for me is feeling normal in my own body. I feel like a completely different person when I look in the mirror. I just feel like I’m in a whole new body, and I don’t know who I am.”

The “Little Mermaid” actress continued, “Now going through it, it feels like you’re swimming in this ocean that’s like the biggest waves you’ve ever felt, and you’re trying not to drown.”

“Even though you may look up to certain people and you think that they are celebrities, and they appear to have it all together, you never know what somebody else is going through, especially someone who just had a baby literally.” 

Take a look at Halo and her baby boy below.