Laura Prepon 'riddled with anxiety' about motherhood

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Laura Prepon credit:Bang Showbiz
Laura Prepon credit:Bang Showbiz

Laura Prepon was “riddled with anxiety” when she became a mother.

The 41-year-old actress has two children – a four-year-old daughter and a 16-month-old son – with her husband Ben Foster, and has said she battled with anxiety when her daughter was born because she wasn’t sure she had what it takes to be a mother.

She said: "If motherhood has taught me anything so far, it's that something can work out for a period of time and then you move on and evolve from that.

“As a new mom, I was riddled with anxiety that I had never experienced before. My friends who were mothers with older kids said, 'Laura, this is a phase, you'll move on and then it will be something different.' And that has transcended into other parts of my life. We're all evolving. I always see that with my kids."

The ‘Orange Is the New Black’ star revealed her two children are growing up all the time and are “changing every day”.

She added: "They are changing every day now. My daughter is outgoing and wonderful and obsessed with mermaids — it used to be unicorns. She's also very determined and does not give up. My son is beginning to socialize with kids more in small classes. He's much more calm and observant."

And Laura can’t believe how much she loves her children, as she says having kids has filled her with an “overwhelming sense of love”.

She told People magazine: "When I had my second child I thought, how am I ever going to love a child as much as I love my first? Then you do and it's this overwhelming sense of love. It's incredible how that happens."

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