Alanis Morissette is glowing as she prepares to welcome her third baby.
The 45-year-old spoke to SELF about her surprise at falling pregnant in her mid-forties, especially as she suffered a few miscarriages along the way.
She is mum to eight-year-old son Ever Imre and three-year-old daughter Onyx Solace with her husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway .
She said, ''Between Ever and Onyx there were some false starts. I always wanted to have three kids, and then I’ve had some challenges and some miscarriages so I just didn’t think it was possible.''
The Canadian-born singer said, ''I chased and prayed for pregnancy and learned so much about my body and biochemistry and immunity and gynecology through the process. It was a torturous learning and loss-filled and persevering process.”
Alanis also opened up about postpartum depression, which she suffered after both of her pregnancies.
She is preparing herself for it again - and wants to get help as soon as possible his time.
She revealed, ''I have said to my friends, ‘I want you to not necessarily go by the words I’m saying’ and as best as I can, I’ll try to be honest, but I can’t personally rely on the degree of honesty if I reference the last two experiences.”
She continued, ''I would just wake up and feel like I was covered in tar and it wasn’t the first time I’d experienced depression so I just thought, ‘Oh, well, this feels familiar, I’m depressed, I think.'''
She added, ''And then simultaneously, my personal history of depression where it was so normalized for me to be in the quicksand, as I call it, or in the tar. It does feel like tar, like everything feels heavy.”
We love how open she is about what she has gone through - maybe it will help other mums who have had postpartum depression to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.