Although motherhood brings happiness to many people, it is not an unchallenging reality experienced by new mothers. Postpartum depression is an equally powerful and overwhelming reality that nobody talks about.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), postpartum depression is “a non-psychotic depressive episode that occurs within one year after childbirth based on standardized diagnostic criteria.”
WHO also pointed out One in five mothers in India struggle with postpartum depression. However, for about 90% of mothers in India, this condition has not yet been diagnosed and treated. This is mainly because most women feel ashamed and embarrassed, because they are not “healthy mothers”
For a long time, postpartum depression has always been a topic of casual conversation. With the increase of millennial parents and the advent of social media, topics surrounding mental health are gradually increasing. Discussions about postpartum depression or “feeling faint melancholy” finally came to the spotlight.
With the increasing discussion about this very common situation between new mothers, under the leadership of Bollywood’s favorite mothers, many influential people broke the social stigma and started their relationship with postpartum depression Struggle and how to overcome it.
The TV anchor and actor Mandira Bedi has also been complaining about postpartum depression. She said that after the baby is born, he will not feel inwardly by “not falling in love”.
“As a new mother, I faced a problem-postpartum depression is real. I ate for six weeks. She said in an interview: “When I saw the baby, I didn’t fall in love with it. “
She emphasized that she was reading about the situation and the common experiences of other women struggling with it, which helped her greatly, as did the support of her mother and husband.
She often talked about the need to raise awareness of postpartum depression in interviews. “I want to raise my awareness of this problem and tell my mother not to give up when facing this kind of predicament, because it is absolutely normal. After all, it is related to hormonal imbalance. She said that people close to them must understand and provide All possible support.
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Actor Sameera Reddy (Sameera Reddy) is now a mother of two children. She expressed a strong voice for the struggle with postpartum depression after her son was born in 2015.
Reddy wrote in his blog: “No one told me about postpartum depression. Depression is something I will never think of. But this is hormones. I ran into a dark dark space in this false world, pretending to look like The illusion has been magnified a million times. I can’t look in the mirror. I feel unhappy.”
of Dana Mana Hay The actor added that she had gained 32 kilograms and suffered from severe anxiety. She added: “At that time, I was ashamed of all these feelings of self-disgust, so that my self-worth has been at a historically low level.
However, as time passed, she realized that what she was experiencing was indeed postpartum depression, and she felt that she would not be ashamed of her performance. When she gave birth to her second child, she knew better how to stay bright.
Does she feel the same about all new mothers’ suggestions? “Don’t sweep it under the carpet, because it’s useless to hide it. Brave is the new mantra.”
Actor Esha Deol believes that her mother Hema Malini helped her get rid of postpartum depression after giving birth to her second child. In a casual conversation with the publication, she talked about why this situation made her feel completely alienated, considering that she had not experienced this situation since the birth of her first daughter.
“Just after giving birth, I don’t know what happened because I was in a room full of people. Suddenly, I felt crying. I sat quietly. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl again. A very happy moment. I don’t know what happened.” She said.
However, she said that her mother noticed her emotional changes and was aware of the situation. She asked her to complete some tests and helped her through the whole process. Within a month, Esha felt herself again.
of Holy game The actor gave many speeches about postpartum depression and the surge in weight of pregnant women. Paying close attention to her mental health and maintaining a balanced diet will help her. “Sometimes, my emotions are everywhere. But I try to stay centered and share my feelings with my partner. I remind myself every day that I am doing my best,” she said.
TV actor Deepika Singh Diya aur baati hum Fame shared on Instagram how she suffered postpartum depression and low self-esteem after the baby boy was born in 2017.
When talking about making positive changes to improve her mental and physical health, she said: “Everything is back (that’s it), my Guruji Sanatan Chakarvarty has low energy levels, back pain, and low self-esteem after giving birth. Tell me about my self-esteem in the days and I am angry about how to take care of the baby and myself and how to maintain a regular exercise. But these words (words) gave me a huge motivation, and maybe (also) you.”
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(Edited by Athira Nair)
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