Gemma Atkinson reveals she’s been trolled for leaving newborn daughter Mia for 10 minute outing
Gemma Atkinson has shared an emotional post about leaving her newborn baby daughter Mia for the first time, revealing she’s received negative comments about going out without her.
The former Emmerdale star and boyfriend Gorka Marquez welcomed their first child into the world earlier this month, with the couple revealing they had named their daughter Mia Louise Marquez.
Opening up on motherhood, Gemma explained that she decided to leave the house for the first time after being told by her midwife that it’s good for mental health in new mums.
She wrote on Instagram: “I ventured out yesterday for the first time since I had Mia.
“Granted it was only a 10 min trip with Gorks while Mia was asleep at home with Nana but I cannot tell you how good it felt! My midwife & health visitor advised me to take a walk if I could as it’s good for mental health in new mums.
She added: “Being a new mum can be a little overwhelming and you can never win with your choices. I’ve had the ‘how could you leave her so young’ messages and also the ‘good for you for getting out’ messages.
“I’ve been in my garden in the sun loads but it was still nice to actually see other human beings!
“It was also nice to have some time alone with Gorks. I’m fully aware guys can feel a little left out or on the sidelines when baby arrives because as a mum your priorities shift.
“He’s been SO great with everything and it’s been tough for him being on the road. I’m glad we got the 10 min trip in and although we dashed back, Mia continued to sleep a further 2hrs unaware we had even left.”
Fans of the actress rushed to praise her for the honest post, with one writing: “I can’t believe people send you messages like that. Mum needs time for herself too.”
A second added: “Ignore what anyone else says and do what right for you and baby!”
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