Jess Redden is the proud mother to baby Bobby.
However, the pharmacist has now opened up about her journey to becoming a mother as it wasn’t a straightforward road for her.
In her upcoming book, The Food Pharmacy, she speaks about her fertility issues.
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In an excerpt obtained by The Sunday Independent, Jess writes: “Speaking from personal experience I know all too well how unhelpful it is when people say: ‘Just relax and it will happen for you.’.”
“Of course, nobody means any malice when they offer that wisdom, but when you have spent months or years trying to conceive, it really is the last thing you want to hear.
“Even knowing everything I knew about the effects of stress on the reproductive system, it took me a long time to finally reverse my mindset.”
She went on to say that it was very hard to come to terms with the fact that she may not have children.
“That’s such a difficult thought to deal with. But I guess you just have to take it day by day and then look where you are now and all that worry,” she writes.
“And it’s not that you should never worry because you can’t just stop yourself from worrying, but day by day, moment by moment, everything will work out.”
Jess welcomed Bobby earlier this year and has been candid about not only her journey to motherhood but also the reality of what it’s like to raise a newborn.
“It’s hard being a stay-at-home mom. It is the hardest job in the world, because you spend all day feeding, breastfeeding is another journey in itself,” she explains.
Before going on to add that it has just strengthened her relationship with Rob.
“It’s like you fall in love all over again watching your partner with the baby, it’s just so cute. He’s been such a great help.
“When he comes home, he’s going to see it in my face that I need help. He’s like, ‘you just go’, and he’ll take over, even though he has 101 things to do. He’ll always, always put us first.’
“I really appreciate that, because sometimes, I guess it could be easy to just let the mum try and soothe them. Because I’ll hear him trying to for an hour-and-a-half and then I’ll come in.”