Jodie Turner-Smith has opened up about giving birth in the midst of a global pandemic – and how she was pleased to have that extended period of time at home with her family as she adapted into her new role as a mother.
The actress – who gave birth to her first child, a baby girl named Janie, in April – explained that her mother moved into the home she shares with husband Joshua Jackson for three months over lockdown, which gave them a great comfort and support system.
"I had to learn how to breastfeed and how to be a mum — it really worked out for my baby," the actress told American Vogue.
She added that being at home during the period was a "comfort" compared with everything happening in the world, most notably the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests that took place across the United States and throughout the rest of the world.
"It doesn’t make sense that we still have to be screaming to the world that our lives matter," she said. "It doesn’t make sense that Black people are being senselessly mowed down by the police. It doesn’t make sense, this country’s response to the global pandemic. It doesn’t make sense that so many people are unemployed, and the government is bailing out corporations. But what did make sense, inside of that, was the love of my family."
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