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She’s been open with fans about the ups and downs of life with a new baby, but now a source tells OK! online that Kate Ferdinand is feeling “more positive” about motherhood.
The source tells us that Kate is “finding her feet” after giving birth to her first child with football pundit husband Rio, in December 2020.
Kate, who has previously said she cried every day for five weeks after giving birth to baby Cree, has now “turned a corner".
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“She’s feeling more positive,” the source explains, “it’s a lot to do with the great response she got from being so open about how she was feeling on social media.
"She got a really great reaction. She’s taken all the love and support she’s had from people and she’s realised she’s not on her own.”
Kate – who's also step-mum to Rio's kids Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine – underwent an emergency C-section in what she described as a “traumatic” birth to baby Cree.
The star, 29, shared her birth story in December alongside a picture in which she cradled Cree while wearing black underwear. Kate said: “After having an emergency c section, and a bit of a traumatic birth I’ve been completely wiped out.
"The happiness has been overwhelming but so have the tears and emotions, I’ve felt like I can’t do what I’m meant to be doing with Cree as I haven’t been able to change or feed him consistently which has had me feeling all types of guilt, for Cree, Rio & that I can’t be doing what I normally do for the kids.
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"It’s a whirlwind I just wasn’t expecting … but at the same time the most perfect whirlwind. To be standing up holding my bubba like this is a dream right now. When we are stripped of all the things we can normally do, the small things become extra special. Feeling so lucky to have my amazing husband and the kids helping me with everything.
"What an amazing end to a pretty rubbish year. P.S. for anyone about to give birth, make sure you have a huge stock of big black knickers, the bigger the better.”
In March, Kate revealed that she had struggled in the early days of motherhood to Cree. She said: “I think I cried every single day for about five weeks. You expect to be doing everything you possibly can for your baby, and when you can’t, it was something I really struggled with.
"I was in my own little world, I felt really confused and had lots of anxiety, and I didn’t think anyone understood."
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The new mum has also opened up about her relationship with her body since giving birth, saying: “Some days I make the gym and feel ready to take on the world and other days we shower, get back in bed and snuggle, and that's ok!”
Now, OK!’s source says that Kate has been feeling “more positive and far more upbeat,” and a lot of that has to do with the support she’s received from fans
“It was really hard for her with the baby because it was a shock to the system,” the source explained, “because so many other people have contacted and made her feel like she’s not on her own, she’s feeling so much better. They’ve got into a regular pattern and the other kids love the baby. She’s really finding her feet and getting used to being a mum.”
It’s lovely to see social media being a positive force!
OK! online has approached representatives for Kate for comment.
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