Watch: Ellie Goulding reveals why she chose to keep her pregnancy a secret
The Burn singer and her husband Caspar Jopling did not reveal they were expecting a baby until February, when the star was 30 weeks pregnant. They welcomed son Arthur in April.
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, Goulding explained: “For every new mum it's daunting and I realised I had an opportunity to just be by myself and get to know all these new feelings and hormones and all that stuff.
“And I just did it by myself and just took it day by day, and it was just a chance for me to understand what was going on with my body, my mind. It was a nice, private time.”
The singer, 34, said she is taking motherhood day by day and is constantly learning new things.
Talking about juggling being a new mum with her pop career, she told host Lorraine Kelly: “It was definitely a blessing that I got that time to have a calm pregnancy, just be in nature... and take it all in.
"It’s tough, because it is being a working mum, because I went back to the studio maybe three or four weeks after I had him and I could balance it all but it’s challenging."
However, the star said people in the music industry are "way more understanding and supportive" these days.
"My record label, my management, my friends - everyone has been so supportive and brilliant, and I’m very grateful for that," she said.
“When I had Arthur my plan was to be the best mum I can be and also keep my identity in my work and what I do, and I’ve managed to do that so I’m feeling good about it.”
Goulding also shared that she was looking forward to her son seeing her perform once he’s old enough.
“I want him to be proud,” she said.
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