TRACY Metcalfe continues to struggle with baby Frankie as her mental health deteriorates next week in Emmerdale.
The new mum- played by actress Amy Walsh in the ITV soap – has been showing signs of postnatal depression since welcoming her daughter into the world in February.
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Over the past few months Tracy has been snapping at everyone because she feels like she's not getting any help looking after Frankie.
Things took a turn for the worst when she ruined her daughter's Christening by arguing Eric Pollard, and now it looks like things are spiralling out of control.
Not only that Tracy is also very worried about her baby because she has a hernia, so has been calling the doctors regarding her daughter's health scare.
But with little help and surviving off very little sleep, the night feeds start to take a toll on the new mum.
Despte Nate trying his best to support her, it doesn't seem to cut it.
When Dr Jamie arrives at the house he senses something is up with Tracy.
He tells her to make sure that he's looking after herself, as well as her daughter… but is she?
Will the doctor's words hit home or will things continue to spiral out of control for Tracy?
It comes after soap boss Kate Brooks revealed that Tracy's struggles are part of a new upcoming storyline highlighting the difficulties with postnatal depression.
Speaking to The Sun, Kate said: “Everyone loves Tracy – she’s fun and feisty and full of life, however over the past few weeks we have seen Tracy is struggling to adapt to life as a new mum.
“We wanted to tell a heartbreaking but very real story about postnatal depression.
“About how it can affect people without any prior warning. Even those who ostensibly seem to have it all – an adoring partner, a textbook baby – we wanted to show the truth about how it can impact on people’s lives.”
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