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Mel C says daughter saved her from depression

Former Spice Girl star Melanie Chisholm has claimed that the birth of her daughter helped her get over her battles with depression and eating disorders.

oel, who has daughter Scarlet (2), says she used to struggle with body issues and clinical depression but getting pregnant to long-term partner Thomas Starr helped her overcome those problems.

“Scarlet hasn’t just changed my life, she’s saved it. I worried that I might not be able to cope with motherhood but she’s given me a fresh start”, says 37-year-old oel. “As my bump grew the more proud I became of my body and suddenly I felt more comfortable eating healthily.”

Mel says her problems originated during her time with the Spice Girls, saying she was fixated on her body image and tried to gain power by controlling her food intake.

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