Quinn’s pregnancy and seemingly recovering quickly from childbirth was the central plot of the reality TV show’s fourth season.
In a new interview with ET Canada, the real estate agent – who welcomed a son with husband Christian Richard in May – revealed that the latest season is “really difficult” because she is dealing with anxiety severe during pregnancy and postpartum depression after childbirth.
“The problem I faced was that outwardly everyone said she was too thin, but inside I was dealing with PTSD,” she says.
“I did the best I could with the emotions I was facing at the time, [emotions] which I am still dealing with now. ”
She explained that parts of the show were edited to depict inaccurate timelines. Earlier this month, Quinn faced backlash online for allegedly taking a yoga class a few weeks after giving birth.
At that time, Quinn reply to trolls on social networks who accused her of faking her pregnancy, naming the rumors “sick” and “hurt”.
She told ET that the yoga scene took place before she gave birth and that the performance had been edited to make her pregnancy seem “easy”.
“They edited me from the chest up, so I got a lot of backlash on social media. My process wasn’t easy by any means but on TV they make it look easy. I was having a hard time in real life, I really am,” she said.
Quinn also stated that the show’s producers and other cast members shed light on the anxiety she faced during her pregnancy.
“They mocked me for being late to the show. It was because I was really panicking and I was worried about my pregnancy and something was wrong,” she said.
“It’s incredibly painful considering what I’ve been through.”
During the series, Quinn reveals that she underwent an emergency cesarean section due to labor complications. Both her and the baby’s heart rates dropped sharply, and the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.
“I just remember, before the anesthesia, I heard the baby’s heart rate drop and [the doctors] afraid that it will stop. That was the last thing I heard,” she said.
In a later Instagram post, she said she felt “lucky to be alive”. “I thank God every day for my blessings and my miracle baby,” she said.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/christine-quinn-postpartum-depression-ptsd-b1974872.html Christine Quinn reveals she suffers from PTSD and postpartum depression