As much as Bangs Garcia had thought she was “mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually” ready to become a mom, she was overwhelmed when it finally happened.
The actress gave birth to Baby Amelia last December 5, 2017, in England, United Kingdom.
While recovering from her emergency cesarean section, Bangs attended to the needs of her baby alone since “there are no yayas here in UK.”
Her British husband Lloyd Birchmore, who is self-employed, chose not to work for one whole month to be by her side and help with the baby.
In an exchange of messages with Bangs via Instagram, she detailed how supportive Lloyd had been during the “many sleepless nights.”
She said, “We would wake up every hour or two to feed and soothe Amelia from crying.
“Lloyd was mostly the one who carried her whenever she woke up in the middle of the night for almost a month so I could recover quickly;
“When Lloyd went back to work, I let him sleep through the night during weekdays.
“And then he helps me out again through the weekend.
“Whenever he comes home from work, he also takes over and we play together as a family.”
Taking pride of her husband, Bangs continued, “Lloyd loves coping up for all the times he isn’t around with us.
“He usually takes us out too every weekend so I don’t get bored at home.
“I am very blessed to have a very thoughtful & loving husband.
“I guess if he isn’t like that, I’d probably go through postpartum depression.”
Bangs revealed experiencing a “little bit of baby blues” a few days after giving birth when her hormones were going "extremely crazy.”
She said it was a phase in afterbirth where women need help the most.
“It is mind over matter, plus a supportive husband would really mean a lot," Bangs said.
“Communication is very important, all husbands should know when to pay attention to their wife’s needs.”
How has their relationship changed since they welcomed their firstborn?
The celebrity mom told PEP.ph, “Having Amelia in our lives has just made our bond stronger than ever.
“We have learned to grow more together as a couple, the ‘team’ in us has been magnified.”
She added, “We have learned to appreciate each other more in a deeper level and we are very much driven now to turn all of our dreams into reality…”
In the end, she pointed out that “parenthood is teamwork.”
“Nothing is impossible to handle when the two of you know how to compromise, communicate and be sensible with each other’s feelings.”