'I pray it won't happen again': Pregnant Danielle Lloyd fears turning to alcohol after birth of fourth son... as she reveals crippling post-natal depression battle saw her 'drinking a bottle of wine every night'
She is anticipating the arrival of her fourth baby with fiance Michael O'Neill in a matter of weeks.
But Danielle Lloyd has confessed to fearing she will turn to alcohol after the birth, as she revealed a crippling post-natal depression battle following the arrival of her second child saw her drinking herself into oblivion.
In a candid interview with the Sunday People the 33-year-old said her current pregnancy has been highly stressful, due to her traumatic experience when son Harry five, arrived born 10 weeks early in 2011.
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'Terrifying': Danielle Lloyd has confessed to fearing she will turn to alcohol after the birth, as she revealed a crippling post-natal depression battle following the arrival of her second child saw her drinking herself into oblivion.
Family friendship: Danielle, 33, is expecting her son with fiance Michael O'Neill. The baby will join Danielle's children children Archie, six, and George, three who she shares with ex-husband Jamie O'Hara
Harry arrived weighing only 4lb 4oz and spent seven weeks in hospital battling for survival which was the 'most terrifying' experience for Danielle.
She said: 'I pray it won't happen again because I realise now my baby needed me and I wanted to take care of him.
'But instead I was drinking myself into oblivion to cope with the trauma and the guilt of what was happening.'
Following Harry's birth the former Miss England nearly died after a blood cot was found behind her breast implant.
Expectant: Danielle said ' I was drinking myself into oblivion to cope with the trauma and the guilt of what was happening'
Supportive: The star said she is now in a much more positive place and knows that she must open up to 'amazing' partner Michael (above), as well as family and friends if post-natal depression rears its head
To save her life, she needed a six-pint blood transfusion.
She battled post-natal depression and said she started drinking a bottle of wine every night, instead of speaking to family and friends.
The former Miss England said the harrowing experiences left her in a 'really bad way' and she started drinking to forget what was happening to her.
She said: 'I felt detached from the baby. Numb, almost zombie-like, I was non-existent. every day was a struggle to get up.
Danielle also revealed her unborn son is in breech position, which increases her chance of a caesearean or traumatic birth.
Brood: Danielle is a loving mum to her three boys Archie, six, Harry, five, and George, three
The star said she is now in a much more positive place and knows that she must open up to 'amazing' partner Michael, as well as family and friends if post-natal depression rears its head.
Danielle, who is due next month, has been keeping her fans updated with her pregnancy progress with a slew of blossoming bump photos
Despite her glamorous and glowing appearance, earlier in June Danielle spoke out after being cruelly bodyshamed by trolls, who claimed the star’s bump made her look like a ‘washed up whale’.
Loving: Danielle is looking forward to expanding her family with Michael
She exclusively told MailOnline: ‘It’s bad enough when you’re not pregnant, women being brought down because of their weight. Megan McKenna’s been told she’s too skinny this week, people get told they’re too fat.
‘When can somebody win, what is perfection? I’m happy the way I am, why do people feel the need to try and troll me and make me feel bad about myself? I had to stand up for myself and for other people as well, especially for pregnant women.
‘The trolls must not be happy with their own lives, so they feel the need to bring other people down. I’m not taking no more rubbish off them!’
The mother-of-three, also raises children Archie, six, and George, three with ex-husband Jamie O'Hara.
Positive vibes: Danielle, who is due next month, has been keeping her fans updated with her pregnancy progress with a slew of blossoming bump photos
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