Carrie Bickmore Reveals She Needed Counselling After ‘Traumatic’ Childbirth

Carrie Bickmore has opened up about her ‘traumatic’ experiences giving birth.

In fact, the 36-year-old TV presenter says it was so bad for her that she had to seek professional help afterwards.

‘I Would Have Done Anything To Erase From My Mind’

“Giving birth is a full on thing, it’s beautiful, it’s special, but it’s also traumatic,” she admitted on her HIT Network radio show.

“It’s painful, I would have done anything to have the experience erased from my mind.”

The Project host says while it wasn’t a pleasant experience bringing her son Ollie, nine, into the world, she had to seek counselling before she was due to go into labour for a second time with her daughter Evie.

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“I found it so traumatic come the birth of my second child I actually had counselling to get myself okay to be able to give birth to Evie because I was so scared after the first experience,” she added.

‘I Never Forgot’

“They say you forget and that’s why you go back again. I never forgot,” Carrie added.

“The funniest part, it’s hard to get your head around what actually happens. A big thing comes out of a very small place.”

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Carrie and her partner Chris Walker welcomed Evie into the world in March 2015.

Tragically, Ollie’s dad – Greg Lane – passed away after battling brain cancer for ten years in 2010.

If you are experiencing something similar, we advise you speak to your GP immediately.

Tokophobia, is a term used for those who suffer with the fear of giving birth. For more information, click here.

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