Niamh de Brún opens up about “anxiety” after giving birth

Niamh De Brun Reid Pic: Brian McEvoy

Niamh de Brún welcomed her first child with her husband, Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid, last November.

She has been open about her journey as a mother after giving birth to her daughter, Harper.

She has spoken candidly about struggling with the idea of “bouncing back” as well as opening up about things she wish she knew before becoming a parent.

Now she has opened up about the “anxiety” she felt after giving birth.


Speaking on Every Mum The Podcast, she shared an event that left her “very upset” just days after giving birth.

“My husband was up with Harper in the room, and I went downstairs to get a coffee. And there was a girl in the coffee shop and I could see her taking pictures and recording while I was queuing for my coffee,” she explained.

“Like I had given birth two days beforehand. I was trying to get a coffee. Like obviously I was all over the place. And I could see her and like you know when somebody’s recording, and you know they say to the friends, ‘Oh, I think I know her or recognise her, I’ll take a picture’ and like who she sent them to or what she did with them I don’t know.

“But again, I was like, I just wanted to get my coffee. And I was like, get me out of here. So I stood outside for a minute. And I was just like, my anxiety then was so bad. I was like, just give me a second to breathe. I’ve just had a baby two days ago. And that did really upset me in the hospital.”


Niamh recently shared her experience with postpartum, after a follower asked if it ever gets easier, to which she responded: “I don’t know does it or do we just adapt?”

“Either way, you get on with it and having your lovely baby with you makes it easier to navigate/accept,” she continued.

Niamh has often been praised for opening up about the realities of motherhood in the past, with many mums reaching out to the star herself to share their own experiences.

Niamh welcomed her baby girl Harper into the world in November of last year with her husband, TJ Reid.

She shared the news on Instagram writing: “A love like no other. Welcome to the world Harper Mary Reid. Born Sunday 20th November, 7lbs 10 oz.”

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