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Marnie Simpson has launched a new tell-all podcast to speak out about serious topics ranging from chronic illnesses to mental health.
The 28 year old, who recently revealed how she got into shape after giving birth to her son Rox, has teamed up with MTV to create the new series Marnie's Home Truths, which is live now.
Speaking exclusively to OK! Online, the Geordie Shore star said: "I’m so happy to be doing this podcast. In the showbiz industry it can be all me me me but it’s amazing to give back.
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"I want to help people and try to open their eyes to things like chronic illnesses, mental health, alcoholism, domestic, violence, eating disorders, struggling with childbirth. It’s all in there."
Marnie explained that she thought about making the podcast something "fun" and filled with games, but opted to go down a more serious route to talk about topics that impact people on a more personal note.
She continued: "I could have done something fun and played games with my guests but this is a serious podcast with a serious message. I’m so happy to be doing it and I can’t wait to even get one message from someone saying I’ve helped them."
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Marnie, who recently said she went into a "really dark place" after suffering with a chronic bladder condition, added: "It’s going to be me and my friends. Some of who are in the public eye and they are going to be honest and own and start conversations that need to be had."
The stunning star's decision to create the podcast was heavily influenced by her own experience as she suffered a "soul-destroying" labour that left her needing two blood transfusions.
She previously told OK! of her horrendous labour: "I got to 7cm and then I had an epidural, but it slowed things down as my body seemed to relax. Getting to 7cm without an epidural was traumatic.
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"It felt like I was pushing so hard my head was going to explode but nothing was happening. It was soul-destroying.
"Some people have such smooth births but I just can’t fathom that. I feel like my body failed me.
"My original birth plan was to go drug-free and get in the birthing pool, so it’s actually laughable because I was screaming for the drugs. I was like: ‘Get me an epidural now!’"
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She continued of the birth: "They used the suction cup to get him out and I had an episiotomy which is where they cut you [between the vagina and anus to make the opening of the vagina wider] because if I carried on pushing they said there was a chance I could have torn."
Marnie added: "Then when I was delivering I haemorrhaged and I lost so much blood that I had to have two blood transfusions. I lost two pints of blood and there are nine pints in a woman’s body!"
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