Love Island star Olivia Bowen, 28, has opened up about her mental health while opening up about her upcoming motherhood
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Olivia Bowen has admitted she was concerned about getting pregnant because of her previous battles with anxiety and depression.
The Love Island star, 28, opened up about her mental health while discussing her upcoming motherhood.
She is due to give birth in the summer but she and husband Alex Bowen, 30, who she met on Love Island series two, think the sex will come as a surprise.
Speaking to Heat, Olivia was asked if anything about the pregnancy surprised her.
Olivia openly admitted: “I was always so worried about how I was going to be and that put us off a bit because I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety.
“I was so scared it would creep in, but it was actually quite comfortable.”
Perinatal mental health problems affect up to 20% of women during pregnancy and the first year after having a baby – a statistic that is believed to have increased since the pandemic.
Her supportive husband Alex chimed in: “Liv crushed the pregnancy.
“She’s been struggling with anxiety a lot and we didn’t know how she would be but she’s been more active than ever, ate really clean and is mentally fine.
“I’m so proud of her.”
Olivia and Alex are determined to surprise their baby’s gender until birth, but admitted they were “frantic” trying to figure out the gender during a recent scan.
“We had a scan the other day and were frantic trying to figure it out and I had a dream it was a girl but I had a dream it was a boy so I don’t really care helped,” Olivia said in an exclusive chat with Mirror Online.
“I thought it would tell me something, but I dreamed both. I guess I’m just trying to imagine what it’s going to be like. I have no idea. People say, “Oh, I had a feeling,” but I can’t say it. I’d like to know.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/olivia-bowen-admits-concerned-getting-26745571 Olivia Bowen admits she was worried about getting pregnant after battling anxiety