ACTRESS Sarah Jayne Dunn has urged the NHS to be more honest with expectant mothers about the physical risks of childbirth.
The former Hollyoaks star, 40, said it took her more than a year to recover after a difficult childbirth left her with frequent pains.
Dunn said her sex life and body confidence took a big hit.
The celebrity – who was pulled from the soap last year for sharing raunchy snaps on OnlyFans – said she was “shocked” that moms were being sent home with only vague advice.
She opened up about her struggle after giving birth to son Stanley in 2016 to the Mother Bodies podcast, which airs today.
She said: “I didn’t feel like there was anyone I could really turn to other than going to the GP.”
Stanley got stuck during delivery and she underwent rush surgery after a separate issue with her placenta.
Pain problems caused by the resulting scarring.
Four out of five new moms have stitches for a tear or surgical cut.
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Dunn said the NHS needs to give women the full facts and wished she had been better “prepared”.
She repeatedly visited her family doctor, but only strength training solved her problems.
https://www.the-sun.com/health/5950328/sarah-jayne-dunn-nhs-physical-risks-childbirth/ Sarah Jayne Dunn is calling on the NHS to be more honest about the physical risks of childbirth