Pregnancy and motherhood can take its toll on the mental health of mothers. While bringing a new child into the earth can be a glorious thing, the process is a long and arduous one.
Jessica Hood, a mum-of-three, has struggled with her pregnancies. She is now due to have her fourth child which she said is her final one.
The 30-year-old, from Western Victoria, Australia, wants to be open about her journey and mental health throughout, so she’s opened up an Instagram account to document it all. And she will be live streaming when she goes into labour.
‘It was a scary time finding out we were going to be welcoming another baby into the family,’ she told Metro.co.uk.
‘I was sick with health issues, in and out of the hospital, suffering gallbladder attacks and suffering emotionally with severe anxiety disorder.
To be honest I wasn’t even sure how my body would cope during this pregnancy. ‘A few months into my pregnancy, I decided I was going to do something completely crazy, completely out of my comfort zone and completely daring.
‘I decided I wanted to film my birth on Instagram live to fight my very own personal battles I’ve been facing.