Tuesday, 21 January 2014 18:15 | By Lim Wen Ying

Coco Chiang suffered from postnatal depression

The actress-model had a hard time adjusting to her new role initially

Coco Chiang

It appears that Hong Kong-based actress-model Coco Chiang is happier at work than staying at home to be a full-time mum. In fact, the 36-year-old, who gave birth to her daughter Yung Yung last July, sees filming as a relaxing break from her motherly duties.

“There are so many more chores to do at home! I have to wake up early, I don’t sleep well and my meals get interrupted. Every time I go out for filming, it feels like I’m on holiday,” said Coco, during an interview with xinmsn last Thursday.

Coco was in town to promote reality show Coco’s Pregnant Diary, a programme that documented her journey from pregnancy to delivery as a first-time mum.

Despite putting on a little pregnancy weight, the sexy mummy regained her svelte figure shortly after giving birth. In her own words, Coco enjoyed the process “like a queen”, especially since she was lucky not to suffer any morning sickness.

It was only after Coco welcomed her baby girl that she started getting pressured by the fresh challenges that greeted her every day. “I had to adjust to a whole new way of living. I felt a great sense of responsibility, and my mood swings were pretty bad due to my helplessness,” she admitted.

Coco Chiang

While thinking back on her distressing confinement period, Coco revealed that she actually suffered from postpartum depression (also called postnatal depression). As a result, she had trouble falling asleep and wept uncontrollably at times.

To release her pent-up emotions, Coco confided in her husband and friends. “I was okay after I finished crying,” she said.


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