Jenna Dewan gives birth to baby # 2

Jenna board reflects on the early days of her maternity journey.

During the August 2 episode of Dear Media’s podcast, Dear Gabby, the Step Up actress pondered the difficulties she faced after giving birth to her now 8-year-old daughter always– whom she shares with ex-husband Channing Tatum– in 2013. The reveal of her experience was prompted when she was asked about her postpartum journey after the birth of her now 16 month old son. Callumthat she shares with her fiancĂ© Steve Kazee.

The 40-year-old actress, who gave birth to Everly in London while Channing was filming in the area, said she was traveling and working with the then-couple’s newborn daughter. Jenna, who resumed filming The Witches of East End in Canada weeks after greeting her firstborn, added that due to his own work schedule, Channing was “unavailable” to be with them shortly after Everly was born.

“I had to travel with her and at that time Chan was unavailable for most of the time,” said Jenna of her work trip to Vancouver during that time. “So I, my doula and Evie were all alone with six weeks.”