The One Show presenter Alex Jones has opened up about the loneliness she experienced after she gave birth to her first child, son Teddy.
The 41-year-old, who is due to give birth to her second baby this year, spoke out about it on Instagram, writing a candid post.
She wrote, ''Loneliness is one of the more unexpected feelings that can accompany motherhood, especially in the early days. I know I felt it back in the first stages with Teddy when his dad had gone back to work, mum had gone back to Wales and my friends were busy getting on with their own lives whilst I was too scared to leave the house with a newborn."
She continued: "It gets better of course, and with confidence comes the ability to socialise with other mums. Some feel lonely at later stages though and it can creep up on you when you least expect it. The brilliant #mummysocial have opened up that conversation and have said loud and clear that it’s ok to feel lonely and that most of us have at one time or another.''
She added, ''If you have a friend with a baby who you know is home alone all day and you can pop in for 15 mins for a cuppa, do it. I’ll make all the difference. There’s not much a cuppa and a chat can’t sort out."
Her fans expressed their support for her in the comments.
One said, ''Well done on tackling such a taboo subject.''
While another wrote, ''This is such an important message! Mums should never feel alone.''