Jaime King defends all mums, everywhere.

“We’re just women, doing the best that we can with what we know and what we have.”

It’s no secret that Jaime King has struggled with motherhood.

The 35-year-old actress, who gave birth to son James Knight in October 2013, opened up last year about her painful battle to become a mum after five miscarriages. And now, she’s done is again.

This time the Heart of Dixie star has come out in defense of mothers everywhere, telling The New Potato that motherhood is hard enough without all of the added pressure of judgement by outsiders.

“There is so much Mommy judging, and so many rules and regulations,” she said. “There are so many labels now of what you should or shouldn’t do and I think that is really harmful to mothers.”

James Knight. Via: Instagram.

When asked in an interview what her number one piece of advice to new mums would be, the model-turned-actress said "be gentle with yourself".

"Birthing a child and caring for a child is already difficult in itself," she added. "It’s hard enough just being a person in this world, and then all of the sudden, you’re responsible for another person."

With a stellar record of modelling and acting experience, and close friends like Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham, the actress credits a strong support system for her success.

"And it doesn’t have to be other mothers," she says. "Don’t judge yourself if you have a bunch of best friends who aren’t parents. Just find the people that love and support you so that you can support yourself and your child."

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland with Jaime's son, James Knight King.

The 35-year-old, who struggled with infertility and miscarriages for eight years before falling pregnant with James, has also suffered from undiagnosed PCOS and Endometriosis.


Compelled to share the details of her struggle for other women who share the same obstacles, Jaime opened up last year about her experiences which have included a severe ectopic pregnancy, 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF, four and a half years spent trying to fall pregnant, 26 hours of painful labor and mastitis and milk supply issues once baby James had arrived.

But now that she's on the other side of the fence, she says it doesn't necessarily get any easier. "There are so many labels now of what you should or shouldn’t do and I think that is really harmful to mothers," she said.

Adding that, " "You have to breastfeed," or “If you formula feed you’re bad.” “You have to do this, you have to do that…” ".

Jaime struggled for years with infertility and a series of miscarriages.

And Jaime's final piece of wisdom? We think it's the best advice of all.

"For God’s sake, don’t go on chats on the internet and compare your parenting skills to someone else. Our lives are all so different from each other, and all that matters is that you’re loving and caring for your child. That’s all that they care about, really."

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