The Project’s Carrie Bickmore, 36, has revealed that she required the help of a professional ahead of the birth of her second child, Evie.
While on air for her HIT Network radio program, Carrie said, “Giving birth is a full on thing, it’s beautiful, it’s special, but it’s also traumatic.”
“It’s painful, I would have done anything to have the experience erased from my mind,” she added.
Yikes! The Gold-Logie winning TV personality (and all-round superwoman) went on to explain that the experience never did leave her mind. Instead, the birth of her first child in 2007 left her entirely traumatised.
“I found it so traumatic come the birth of my second child I actually had counselling to get myself okay to be able to give birth to Evie because I was so scared after the first experience” she said.
“They say you forget and that’s why you go back again. I never forgot.”
“The funniest part, it’s hard to get your head around what actually happens. A big thing comes out of a very small place,” she concluded.
Carrie and her partner Chris Walker welcomed little Evie in 2015. She shared the news on her instagram, revealing that she’d given birth to girl, with a photo simply captioned, “Evie xx”.
Carrie previously welcomed a baby boy, Ollie, with her late husband Greg Lange in September 2007.
Tragically, Greg passed away after a decade-long battle with brain cancer when Ollie was just three years old.
Carrie has since turned tragedy into hope by establishing a charity in memory of her late husband. Last year it was revealed that the initiative, Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, has raised more than $1 million for disease research.
“Because of your generosity we have reached our million dollars [goal]; 1.1 million,” she announced live on The Project.
“To each and every one of you who have bought a beanie, seeing all the pics coming up on social media, families and babies and kids and, you know, I don’t know any of you, but I feel like I know you all,” she added.
Carrie also took the opportunity to share a hopeful message to those out there affected by the illness: "And I want to say to anybody who is suffering from brain cancer right now: we will use this money and we will use it to try and make your future brighter.”
If you would like to donate to the wonderful cause, you can do so here.