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Kendra Wilkinson Opens Up About Life After Postpartum Depression

August 29, 2011 08:00 AM by Kristin Watson

Kendra Wilkinson is opening up to People about life after Postpartum Depression, almost two years after giving birth to her son Hank Jr. Read on to find out how the former Dancing with the Stars contestant got back to being herself…

It’s taken time and understanding, but almost two years after giving birth to Hank Jr., former ABC reality contestant, Kendra Wilkinson, is now back to being herself.

The reality star told People, “[After I had a baby,] I felt like I had to be a different person. I had to be conservative and wear turtlenecks and be someone that I wasn’t.

She went on to say, “Now that I have my body back and I feel good again, I have the perfect amount of balance. It’s all about finding the balance.”

The author of Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, and Getting My Sexy Back had a tough time balancing her husband Hank Baskett, a baby and owning her own individuality. She said, “It got pretty bad, [but] not to the point where I would harm my family. I was a great mom and did what I needed to, but I was definitely very depressed.”

With all the pressure mounting against Kendra Wilkinson, she said, “At the time I was doing whatever I could for the baby, but I lost myself and it was really frustrating. Being in the spotlight is a lot of pressure about losing the weight, [especially] coming from the Playboy world.”

In an attempt to shed light on Postpartum Depression, Wilkinson said “a lot of women suffer from PPD” and ”it needs to be talked about.”

Now, two years later, the star says, “It’s a whole different life, but a better life. Your baby is no. 1 100 percent of the time, but I do still take me time – you need to do that every now and then. I’m back to being that Kendra that everyone knew at the Playboy Mansion, but a lot more mature and grown up. I’m more aware of life.”

We’re happy Kendra Wilkinson is back too!

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