While Adele recently revealed she would love to give her son Angelo a sibling, it sounds like the much-loved star doesn't intend to rush into it given the struggles she endured following her first pregnancy.
Opening up about her experience of postnatal depression, Adele told Vanity Fair that the months following her son's birth in 2013 have had a lasting impact.
"I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son and it frightened me," she admitted in the recent interview.
Adele, who turned 28 in May, admitted that her prior knowledge of the condition didn't tally with her experience of it.
"My knowledge of postpartum – or postnatal, as well call it in England – is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child, you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job."
"But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate, I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life… it can come in many different forms," she explained.
Offering an insight into the methods she used to navigate the condition, Adele explained that she allocated a certain time in the week to focus solely on herself.
"Eventually I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the f**k I want without my baby," she said.
"A friend of mine said, ‘Really? Don’t you feel bad?’ I said, I do but not as bad as I’d feel if I didn’t do it," she reasoned.
According to emerging reports, Adele is planning to wed partner of five years Simon Konecki.
Commenting on the union, a source close to the couple said: "They won't make a big song and dance about it, that's not the way either of them are, and you won't see Adele walking around with a huge diamond on her finger flaunting it."
"But they're ready to take the next step and are both very excited about the prospect," they added.