If you're an Instagram fan, you've most likely experienced serious wanderlust over Tuula Vintage's page at some point. In her most honest post to date, she's announced that she's seven months pregnant, but it's been anything but easy.
Tuula, whose real name is Jessica Stein, has bared her soul in her pregnancy announcement that talks openly about the hardships she's faced during pregnancy so far.
"I've always dreamed of being a mother, but never knew if I could be. I experienced multiple pelvic and internal injuries after being hit by a car at 16 with ongoing pain and limitations, and was warned of what might never come to be," Stein explained.
"I hope everyone can understand that I would not have shared this online if I didn't feel the need to talk about the highs and lows that so many experience with challenging pregnancies," she said honestly.
The social media influencer goes on to describe that she's been suffering with antenatal depression, hoping that speaking out might help both herself and others who are suffering.
Beyond Blue describes antenatal depression as a depression experienced during pregnancy that affects up to one in ten women in Australia. It's also known as prenatal depression.
"At our 20-week scan they noticed the lack of amniotic fluid that I had unknowingly been leaking due to my old bladder injury and was diagnosed with PPROM (broken waters)," Stein said.
"With pre-labour symptoms and anticipating a very, very early arrival I was admitted to hospital in Sydney on bed rest once viable at 24 weeks," she said.
Despite my partner being a rock of support and positivity, I have found these last few months to be some of the loneliest of my life.
Stein describes her feelings during this time, saying that she felt hopeless not being able to control her body, provide for her baby or see hope. It's heartbreaking.
"Despite my partner being a rock of support and positivity, I have found these last few months to be some of the loneliest of my life," Stein said.
Her post ends on a positive note, explaining to people that just days ago the soon-to-be parents experienced a moment when they realised that "that we have a little warrior who is beating all of the odds".
The Australian's honest approach is a compelling example of how using one's influence to bare your soul has the potential to speak out to so many people who may be suffering in silence.
Stein concludes by saying they aren't completely in the clear yet but her closing sentiment appears full of hope. The world is hoping for the best for her little family too.
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