Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Advocates Professional Help for Postpartum Depression
Sometimes support from friends and family just isn't enough.
One look at Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett's Instagram, and you'd never doubt her love for her children. And while the reality star is, in fact, enjoying the many blessings of motherhood, she recently opened up about her desire to never become pregnant again.
"If we were to agree to [have more kids], we would agree to adopt because I'm happier when I feel like I can wear hot clothes and feel good in my own skin and not have to fix a lot," she told E! News in an interview. "I had postpartum after little Hank, and then I was dealing with chaos after Alijah with postpartum, so I had pretty bad experiences right after having each kid." (Read: 6 Signs of Postpartum Depression)
The mother-of-two has been quite open about her struggle with postpartum depression with both children-and her number one takeaway from both situations was the importance of seeking help from a professional. (Read: Jillian Michaels Says She Missed The Signs of Her Fiancée's Postpartum Depression)
"You shouldn't vent and open up to your husband, your boyfriend, your friend because they're not professionals, they don't know the right thing to say to you and putting them in that position is tricky," she said. "You have to look at it from their standpoint. It's so much pressure."
Thankfully, after years of healing and getting the help she needed, Wilkinson-Baskett is in a good place, cherishing every moment with her kids.
"The kids are amazing. Little Hank just turned seven. He just lost his tooth and oh my god, he feels like a man now," she said. "My daughter is two going on 15. Oh my God, we're starting to fight, battle it out. Bit it's all fun. They both need me in different ways."