Dani Dyer says she 'feels like a failure' and 'keeps crying' after being forced to have a c-section with baby Santiago
DANI Dyer revealed that she "feels like a failure" and "keeps crying" after she was forced to have a c-section.
The Love Island star, 24, admitted that it's been an "emotional week" since she welcomed her baby son Santiago with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence.
The reality beauty opened up about the challenges or motherhood and feeling the "baby blues".
Speaking on Sorted with the Dyers, Dani said: “It’s been hard, the baby blues are real. It is incredible; your body goes through so much.
"You just want to cry, I’d look at him and cry, I think because you’re constantly thinking ‘am I doing enough?’
“I’ve started breastfeeding and it’s hard, it’s difficult. You want to do everything right and I think that's why you cry."
The telly star explained that she was forced to have an emergency caesarean section admitting that she felt "guilty".
She added: "I had to have a caesarean in the end and I was crying about that.
"I never wanted to have a c-section, I know they are very common and I know they happen but I never wanted one – that was never in my birth plan, so I started feeling like a failure.
“The baby didn’t want to come out, my waters broke and I was at five centimetres and he wasn’t dilating.
"I ended up having to have a c-section, it was an emotional day."
The reality favourite spoke honestly about her c-section experience and admitted that the recovery has been "difficult".
She added: "I was scary, you're paralysed, I could not feel anything. It was scary for me.
"The recovery is hard, Sammy really has seen everything. He was brilliant, I needed someone to laugh with.
"But I do not want women to worry about c-sections, don't feel guilty about it, that was my problem."
Dani also admitted that she loves her son's name is isn't bothered when "people don't like it".
The reality star decided to reveal their choice of name – Santiago, or 'Santi' for short.
She said: "I just love the name, I remember seeing it on a show. I'm not going to say the show.
"Some people hate it or some people love it. I don't really care. I think he is the most beautiful boy in the world."
Dani revealed the exciting news that she was pregnant with her first child back in July.
She wrote alongside an adorable snap of her and Sammy holding her scan: "Little bubba can’t believe you are going to be ours.
"Me and Sammy are so excited to start this next chapter in our lives, feel so lucky and grateful.. 2021."
The couple – who are now engaged – have known each other for a number of years.
Dani and Sammy ended their relationship before she entered the Love Island villa in 2018, but they soon got back together when Dani split from ex Jack Fincham.
The pair briefly split in March, but soon realised they couldn't live without each other.
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