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MAFS' Zoe Hendrix speaks openly about the struggles of motherhood

After welcoming her baby girl Harper-Rose into the world in November with hubby Alex Garner, Zoe talks about what it's really like being a mum.

By Melanie Burton
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As the saying goes: you don’t know what it’s like being a mum until you are one.

And now, former Married At First Sight star Zoe Hendrix has spoken candidly about both the joys and struggles of motherhood.

She and her reality-TV hubby Alex Garner met on the controversial reality show in its first season in 2015, and were a rare success of the program. Not only have they stayed together, but they also welcomed a child - their daughter Harper-Rose - into the world in November last year.

Zoe took to Instagram on Thursday, February 16 to discuss some of the challenges she’s faced since becoming a mum, confessing that parenting sometimes leaves her feeling like a “complete and utter failure”.

In her heartfelt post, Zoe shared a photo of herself breastfeeding Harper-Rose in her cot, and wrote that sometimes she feels like she wants to curl up in a ball and sleep for days on end.

“Some days I daydream about what life was like before motherhood and I wonder whether I was truly ready,” she added.

“I know I'll look back at these precious days with this precious girl and wish I was back in the cot with her in my arms like I am tonight.”

“The happiest and most challenging 12 weeks of my life. That my friends is my truth,” Zoe concluded.

In June 2015, the couple suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage, before they were blessed with their gorgeous baby girl Harper-Rose last year.

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