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Stacey Solomon Was 'Devastated' To Be Pregnant At 17

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015
Stacey Solomon reveals teen pregnancy PND

Stacey Solomon has revealed how she struggled as a teenage mum and was 'devastated' when she realised when she was pregnant at just 17.

Now magazine reports that becoming a mum at such a young age was a 'blow to her plans'.

"As soon as I told my mum and dad, their reaction was, 'That's it, you won't be able to do anything you wanted to do'," says Stacey, who had just enrolled at college when she found out she was expecting.

"It felt like all my dreams had been shattered. I didn't want to be pregnant so I didn't act like I was. To me I was just me. I still went out. I was just fatter."

Stacey, now a mum of two, also says she endured terrible post natal depression after the birth of her first son, Zachary, which made her 'not feel young anymore'.

"I had stitches everywhere and I was bleeding. I felt like everything was ruined. I was 18 and didn't want to be a mum," she said.

"I remember lying there thinking, 'I've had a baby I suppose'. Suddenly I was a mum with massive responsibilities."

Stacey, who have birth to her second son, Leighton, in May last year, said her first pregnancy and birth left her feeling like a bad mother who was unable to do the right thing by her child.

"I didn't feel any kind of bond with my baby. It felt like everything I did was wrong and all I could do was cry," the now-23-year-old said.

Stacey said in an interview last year that thankfully, Leighton's birth was so much easier than the 37 hour labour she'd had with Zachary.

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