Sinéad O'Carroll on Her Postpartum Recovery

10/29/2008 at 07:00 AM ET
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Former B*Witched singer and current TV presenter Sinéad O’Carroll considers motherhood to four-week-old daughter Samarah a "dream come true" and feels "like she’s always been here, I just can’t imagine my life without her." While Sinéad loves being a mom, she believed that after giving birth, she would be back to her normal self in no time. However, she learned differently. "I went into hospital at about 5 a.m. on Saturday and she was delivered at 10:48 p.m. that night in Mount Carmel hospital," shared the 35-year-old, adding that "she needed a little help in the end, I think it’s because I have such a small frame but the staff there were just brilliant." After the birth Sinéad came to a new realization:

"Everyone focuses on the whole labor part of pregnancy but I found recovering afterwards quite hard. It’s mad how it takes a while to feel normal again, you’re completely exhausted and I just felt very uncomfortable."

Now that Sinéad is "getting [back to her old self] slowly," she is loving motherhood more and more. She shared that her little girl has "got a great pair of vocal cords on her, she can really scream her head off" but that "she’s quiet enough though … she actually sleeps more in the nighttime than during the day which is great. She’s a very content baby." While Samarah may have her mother’s voice, she did inherit her looks from dad Michael Rahman.

"She’s the image of Michael, she really is. I didn’t get a look in."

Source: Herald

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Adrianne on

I kept reading that “Sinead O’Conner” and thought “When did she have a baby?” LOL

mmh on

Could not agree more!!! Labor was a breeze compared to all the “after” stuff — recovering from labor; nursing; lack of sleep; etc. Why, oh why are classes focused mostly on labor only?!!!!

Megan on

Adrianne, I was thinking the same thing! I couldn’t understand why Sinead O’Conner would have been so suprised because she’s had a number of children. funny. I do agree though – labor was nothing compared to recovery. ugh.

Sarah on

Oh wow, I love B*Witched and still listen to their album even though that was more than 10 years ago! Anyone know what TV show she hosts?