Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley welcomed their first child, Skylar Gray, on July 10 after a long battle with infertility. She described the experience as the "most amazing [and] emotional day of my life," but as The Real Housewives of Orange County alum now knows, sometimes real life is a little complicated.
Gretchen appeared on The Doctors on September 26 to open up about her struggle with postpartum depression. “I really went through a difficult period," she revealed. "I realize now I was depressed and I had a lot of anxiety, and sadly I really wasn’t connecting with her at the very beginning.”
Despite her symptoms, she found it difficult to believe she was suffering from postpartum depression. Even when a doctor suggested it, Gretchen said, “I was just like, no, not me. I don’t have that, I’m happy.”
She explained, “I was really struggling, and I was having an internal conflict with the fact that I have this beautiful amazing miracle baby…and I just was having a hard time compartmentalizing my life now with this new baby.”
See what else Gretchen had to say below.