Frankie Bridge warned she 'might not survive pregnancy' if she stopped taking anti-depressants

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Frankie Bridge was warned by doctors that she "might not survive (her) first pregnancy" if she came off her anti-depressants.

The Saturdays singer, who has been very open about her long-term battle with depression, revealed during an appearance on Giovanna Fletcher's Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast that she was told to stay on her medication while expecting her son Parker, even though some pregnant women are advised to come off them.

"I stayed on mine. I didn't know that was an option until that point," Frankie explained. "I remember talking to my doctor, he just said to me, 'Frankie I just don't think you can come off them', because I had been hospitalised for my mental health before.

"(He said) there is a real big chance you will have this baby and you won't be around to be able to look after it."

Frankie, who was hospitalised with depression in 2011, was assured that the antidepressants she was taking were OK to be on while pregnant.

The 32-year-old singer admitted she found being pregnant "really difficult" and the "lack of control" she had over her changing body negatively impacted her mental health.

"I really thought that while I was pregnant I would just be happy, because I had always wanted to be a mum and I always wanted to be pregnant. My body really changed, and again I had no control over it," she shared.

Frankie and her husband Wayne Bridge welcomed Parker in October 2013 and their second son Carter in August 2015.

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