Country star Maren Morris revealed that her husband Ryan Hurd ‘was a huge help diagnosing’ her postpartum depression.
She told People in a new interview: ‘Sometimes it’s just someone really close to you saying: “Are you OK?” It’s so simple, but it kind of snaps you out of whatever fog you’re in that you think is normal, but isn’t. “‘
Maren, 31, suffered a bout of the condition after giving birth to her son Hayes, who is celebrating his second birthday this Wednesday.
Country star: Maren Morris revealed that her husband Ryan Hurd ‘was a huge help diagnosing’ her postpartum depression
Six months after she and Ryan welcomed their baby into the world, Maren’s postpartum depression started lessening.
She discovered she had the illness as’ I do check-ins all the time [with] therapy, which I’ve done for years, and my husband was a huge help diagnosing that too. ‘
Maren also credited Ryan with helping her ride out the coronavirus lockdowns, saying: ‘I wouldn’t have made it through with my head this high without him.’
The singing sensation, who hails from Arlington, Texas, noted: ‘This was the most time we had ever spent with each other, and we had a kid, so we were getting to know each other in a deeper way. We definitely got stronger. ‘
Baby mine: Maren, 31, suffered a bout of the condition after giving birth to her son Hayes, who is celebrating his second birthday this Wednesday
Ryan, who is also a musician, said: ‘I’m very proud of her. Maren is an incredible mother and partner, and our quiet little life at home has just made it incredibly difficult to leave and go to work. I’m really thankful for our little home bubble. ‘
Maren was candid about the mental health implications of self-isolation, sharing: ‘I’m pretty sure everyone in lockdown and this pandemic has had to do a temperature check on their mental health, and maybe it’ll become a more perpetual practice going forward because of these two years – I hope it is. ‘
She argued: ‘I just think there’s not a stigma as much around talking about it and reaching out for help.’
The Chasing After You singer explained: ‘It’s been such an amazing thing to know that I haven’t been alone in this, that other women have all been dealing with the same exact fears and anxieties; even just knowing that if I wake up in the middle of the night with a panic attack, I know that I’m not the only one. ‘
Side by side: Maren, who is pictured with Ryan at the ACM Awards this month, told People in a new interview: ‘Sometimes it’s just someone really close to you saying: “Are you OK?”
In September 2020, about six months after giving birth to Hayes, Maren told CBS This Morning that she was beginning to emerge from her postpartum depression.
‘I’m kind of coming through the tunnel now, I feel back to normal,’ she said, noting: that ‘fortunately, I was able to do phone therapy during the pandemic.’
Maren also pointed out that she had ‘people that love me around me that are like: “Hey, if you’re drowning right now, there’s help.”‘
Explaining the illness, she said: ‘You’re trying to become a new mother and good parent and do everything right and you just feel like you suck at every level.’
Her view: Maren said of mental health: ‘I just think there’s not a stigma as much around talking about it and reaching out for help’
She added that ‘the one thing I’ve always felt like I have a handle on is my music, and to not be able to tour and have to furlough my band and crew, it was just a lot.’
Her struggle with postpartum depression came after a grueling 30-hour labor that culminated in an emergency cesarean because Hayes was breech.
Hayes turns two this Wednesday and on Friday his mother will release her sixth album Humble Quest, which includes her single Circles Around This Town.
Details: Six months after she and Ryan welcomed their baby into the world, Maren’s postpartum depression started lessening; she and Hayes are pictured in May 2021