The Saturdays star loves being a mum

Frankie Sandford has confessed that she didn’t think she’d take to being a mum so easily.

The Saturdays singer, who welcomed her son Parker with husband Wayne Bridge in October 2013, admits she worried during her pregnancy about how she’d get on when the little one arrived.

‘I knew I would really enjoy it, but you have such nerves when it’s your first baby – what if I don’t know what I’m doing?’ says Frankie, 25.

‘I was convinced that I would get postnatal depression as well, and I didn’t.’

It’s easy to see why the Strictly star had concerns – she’s bravely spoken openly about her battle with depression in the past.

She was briefly hospitalised with the illness in 2011 but kept quiet about the reason for her stay at the time.

Later on Frankie Sandford revealed that she’d been depressed and has since supported Mind’s Time To Change campaign in an attempt to get people talking about mental health.

Fortunately the pretty singer is in a very good place now. She married retired footballer Wayne in July 2014, recently completed a Greatest Hits tour with The Saturdays and continues to impress the judges as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Paired with professional dancer Kevin Clifton, Frankie has proved she’s a natural mover. Wayne is often seen proudly cheering his wife on from the sidelines.

But one of the biggest reasons for Frankie Sandford‘s happiness is Parker. The adorable little boy turned 1 on 18 October and is obviously the apple of his mum’s eye.

Frankie’s worries about motherhood were clearly unfounded. She’s actually been quite taken aback by her maternal instincts and clearly dotes on her son.

‘I’m actually quite surprised how naturally it does come to you,’ the Strictly favourite says.

‘And I just love him.’

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Anna Francis