Joss Stone reveals she had ‘intrusive thoughts’ and post-partum depression

”I thought, “I can’t live like this”‘: Joss Stone reveals she had ‘intrusive thoughts’ about something happening to her daughter Violet as she discusses post-partum depression

Joss Stone candidly discussed having ‘intrusive thoughts’ and post-partum depression after giving birth to her daughter Violet.

The singer, 35, shares a daughter Violet, one, with her boyfriend Cody DaLuz and they welcomed their second child, a son named Shackleton, in October.

Speaking about having her first child, Joss said she was ‘elated’ at the time but often had ‘intrusive’ thoughts about something bad happening to her baby daughter.

Struggles: Joss Stone candidly discussed having 'intrusive thoughts' and post-partum depression after giving birth to her daughter Violet

Struggles: Joss Stone candidly discussed having ‘intrusive thoughts’ and post-partum depression after giving birth to her daughter Violet

She admitted she was concerned it was a case of post-partum depression and said she felt like she ‘couldn’t live with’ having ‘horrific thoughts’.

She told Metro: ‘Every now and then I had intrusive thoughts of something happening to my little girl, like wolves running through the front door and eating her.

‘I thought, “I can’t live like this, this is horrible”, I said to my mum, “I keep having these horrific thoughts”. 

‘And she goes, “it will go away, it’s just a mad time – you’ve got the hormones and you’re in love, and concerned”, apparently, it happens to a lot of women.’

Hard times: Speaking about welcoming her first child, Joss said she was 'elated' at the time but often had 'intrusive' thoughts of something bad happening to her daughter

Hard times: Speaking about welcoming her first child, Joss said she was ‘elated’ at the time but often had ‘intrusive’ thoughts of something bad happening to her daughter

She admitted she felt like she had a ‘weird horror movie’ in her head but said the thoughts eventually passed.

It comes after Joss recently detailed her ‘scary’ experience giving birth to her second baby by emergency C-section, following a devastating miscarriage one year before. 

In October, her time in hospital when delivering Shackleton was difficult, as she was already in ‘massive amounts of pain’ before being given the news she required a C-section. 

Speaking to People Magazine, Joss said she had been ‘preparing’ her ‘whole life’ for a natural birth. 

Family: The singer, 35, shares a daughter Violet, one, with her boyfriend Cody DaLuz and they welcomed their second child, a son named Shackleton, in October

Family: The singer, 35, shares a daughter Violet, one, with her boyfriend Cody DaLuz and they welcomed their second child, a son named Shackleton, in October

Depression: She admitted she was concerned it was a case of post-partum depression and said she felt like she 'couldn't live with' having 'horrific thoughts

Depression: She admitted she was concerned it was a case of post-partum depression and said she felt like she ‘couldn’t live with’ having ‘horrific thoughts

‘[Shackleton’s] heartbeat was at normal rate. And then all of a sudden, it just slowed down, massively slowed down. I thought, “Oh, that’s my baby. That’s not good”.’

Speaking about the nurse taking care of her, Joss said: ‘She comes up to me and she goes, “The room is going to fill up with a lot of people – Don’t worry about it, just stay calm,” then Cody looks at me and he said the same thing.’

Not long afterwards, baby Shackleton’s heart rate ‘massively slowed down again’.

Difficult: In October, she revealed she had her baby boy, named Shackleton. But her time in hospital when delivering him was difficult (pictured on Lorraine in August)

Difficult: In October, she revealed she had her baby boy, named Shackleton. But her time in hospital when delivering him was difficult (pictured on Lorraine in August)

‘He was coming down the birth canal, and when my uterus split, his head went into my abdomen and he went back up… They had to bring him back to breathing again.’

It was then that doctors decided to put her to sleep – and by the time she had woken up, her baby boy was born.

The singer announced in April that she was expecting another child, revealing that six months prior she had a suffered a devastating miscarriage.

Joss rose to fame back in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions. 

She first met her partner Cody during a chance encounter at an airport in Belize, while Joss was on tour and he was working in private security. 

They welcomed their first child, daughter Violet Melissa, in January 2021.

In August she said she did not have a name for the child yet.

Speaking on an Instagram live, the Grammy Award winner asked fans for name suggestions and also told followers how she’s been lucky to not get any stretch marks as she goes into her third trimester.

Joyous: The singer, 35, took to Instagram to reveal the happy news as she shared a picture of her bundle of joy

Joyous: The singer announced in April that she was expecting another child, revealing that six months prior she had a suffered a devastating miscarriage 

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