After giving birth to her firstborn with husband Lloyd Birchmore, Valerie “Bangs” Garcia suffered from “baby blues” despite being “mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually ready” to become a mother. Fortunately, her beloved spouse had been supportive of her all throughout and helped her recover from it.
“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.”
The sexy actress added:
“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 shared that she was overwhelmed after she gave birth and that her hormones were “extremely crazy.” She added that it was the phase of women when they need help the most from their partners.
“It is mind over matter, plus a supportive husband would really mean a lot. Communication is very important. All husbands should know when to pay attention to their wife’s needs.”
The arrival of Amelia in their life became a way for Bangs and Lloyd to appreciate each other more and made their bond became stronger than ever. The actress also shared that “parenthood is teamwork” and communication and compromise are a key to a stronger relationship.
“We have learned to grow more together as a couple, the ‘team’ in us has been magnified. 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…”
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