Gretchen Rossi Admits to Breaking Down with Anxiety Over Balancing Motherhood and Career

Gretchen Rossi Admits to Breaking Down with Anxiety Over Balancing Motherhood and Career

"I couldn’t stop crying," The Real Housewives of Orange County alum shared after taking a breastfeeding class.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Gretchen Rossi

The reality that she will soon be a mom is really starting to sink in for Gretchen Rossi, which is both exciting and a little nerve-wracking for The Real Housewives of Orange County alum.

Gretchen recently opened up about an emotional moment in her Instagram Story. "#30 weeks today! Thank you all for your super kind messages yesterday after I posted on my instastories that I was having a really tough time. I am trying to be a super responsible mommy and take all the classes I can, and learn as much as I can to take care of my little Bambino when she arrives, but the stresses of life just got the best of [me] yesterday and I couldn’t stop crying," Gretchen shared in a recent Instagram post.

"Then while in the 2 1/2 hour breastfeeding class I stared crying again because it just felt so overwhelming. Who knew there was so much to know about breastfeeding," she added.

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#30 weeks today! Thank you all for your super kind messages yesterday after I posted on my instastories that I was having a really tough time.🙈 I am trying to be a super responsible mommy and take all the classes I can, and learn as much as I can to take care of my little Bambino when she arrives, but the stresses of life just got the best of my yesterday and I couldn’t stop crying. Then while in the 2 1/2 hour breastfeeding class I stared crying again because it just felt so overwhelming. Who knew there was so much to know about breastfeeding 🤷🏼‍♀️ ————————————————————————-In all honestly I am also getting so anxious about balancing being a new mommy (and trying to be a full time breastfeeding mommy) while still working and managing all the other projects we have going on. I’m afraid of having no sleep and still being able to be a high functioning entrepreneur 🙈 So any advice from any of who have had to balance work and motherhood I would surly appreciate it! 🙏🏻 Love you all for your constant encouragement and support throughout my journey! It means a lot to me. #pregnancyjourney #IVF #IVFbaby ————————————————————————Dress by @rachelpally, @celine sunnies, Custom made hat from a while back, and my @shopgretchenchristine Jordyn Handbag in color nude #fashion

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She then admitted she's getting a little worried about juggling life as a new mom while still fulfilling all of her professional obligations. "In all honestly I am also getting so anxious about balancing being a new mommy (and trying to be a full time breastfeeding mommy) while still working and managing all the other projects we have going on. I’m afraid of having no sleep and still being able to be a high functioning entrepreneur," Gretchen revealed. "So any advice from any of who have had to balance work and motherhood I would [surely] appreciate it! Love you all for your constant encouragement and support throughout my journey! It means a lot to me."

Gretchen has long been an open book when it comes to sharing her pregnancy journey with fans, even while she was still trying to get pregnant with her first child by going through multiple rounds of IVF over the course of four years. The RHOC alum and her fiancé, Slade Smiley, finally announced the happy news in December that they are expecting their first child as a couple.

After revealing they would be welcoming a daughter this July, Gretchen and Slade shared in April they have already come up with a name for their baby girl: Skylar Gray.

Throughout her pregnancy, Gretchen has been out and about, finding friendly faces among many Bravolebs, including Lizzie Rovsek, Joanna Krupa, Heather Dubrow, and Luann de Lesseps.

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