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Kendra Wilkinson Finally Feels Back To Normal After Suffering From Postpartum Depression: 'I'm Kendra Again!'

Mon, August 29, 2011 11:39am EDT by Add first Comment

The former Playboy bunny admits the pressures to be thin after giving birth were too much for her to handle on top of caring for baby Hank.

It took almost two years, but Kendra Wilkinson has finally bounced back! The reality TV star and author of Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, and Getting My Sexy Back reveals that she’s finally past her bout with postpartum depression and ready to get back “to being that Kendra that everyone knew at the Playboy mansion.” Are you ready for the return of Kendra?

“[After I had a baby,] I felt like I had to be a different person. I had to be conservative and wear turtlenecks and be someone that I wasn’t,” Kendra tells People. “Now that I have my body back and I feel good again, I have the perfect amount of balance. It’s all about finding the balance.”

Kendra became depressed after giving birth to her son Hank Baskett Jr. in December 2009 and struggled to lose the baby weight, which added more stress to her situation.

“It got pretty bad, [but] not to the point where I would harm my family. I was a great mom and did what I needed to, but I was definitely very depressed,” she admits. “[Motherhood is] a big change in life and it happened overnight.”

“At the time I was doing whatever I could for the baby, but I lost myself and it was really frustrating,” Kendra adds. “Being in the spotlight is a lot of pressure about losing the weight, [especially] coming from the Playboy world.”

That pressure was too much for Kendra to handle and she struggled to accept that she wouldn’t shed the pounds as easily as she thought she would. But now that all those post-pregnancy pounds are gone and she’s starting to feel like herself again, Kendra is ready for anything!

“Your baby is number one, 100 percent of the time, but I do still take me time – you need to do that every now and then,” she shares. “I’m back to being that Kendra that everyone knew at the Playboy Mansion, but a lot more mature and grown up. I’m more aware of life.”

What do you think of Kendra’s new outlook on life?

–Leigh Blickley

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  2. Kendra Wilkinson Felt Like She Had ‘Nothing To Live For’ While Struggling With Postpartum Depression!
  3. Hank And Kendra Have A Family Day At The Park — Reunited And It Feels So Good!