Recently, Sameera Reddy shared a powerful note and inspiring pictures on her social media that went viral. While sharing the pictures of herself with her son, Hans, Sameera Reddy wrote a powerful note on her struggle dealing with postpartum stress.
Sameera Reddy has been very vocal about her postpartum struggle since giving birth to her first child. In the past, she has spoken about how she struggled with postpartum depression and how she managed to recover.
Now, once, again, she has shared an excerpt from her experience. Opening about her postpartum stress, she revealed that she did not act fast enough during the lowest point of her life.
“Even though mental illnesses can’t be seen, they exist . Mental health awareness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior such as Depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, PPD etc . For me Postpartum stress was hard and i did not act fast enough because I was unaware it existed. The pics I shared in this post was me at my lowest. I couldn’t feel happy however hard I tried after the birth of my first child . I still reflect on these moments and it only drives me harder to reach out to anyone not feeling good about themselves. You are not alone. And being there for each other in tough times is so important.”
For those suffering from Postpartum Depression (PPD), she also shared ways to cope with the same. From getting proper sleep to taking care of emotional health to exercising, she shared many different ways to help people struggling with Postpartum Depression.
Many people came forward to applaud Sameera for her honest and brave revelation. Actor Gauahar Khan commented, “You’re an amazing mom” with a heart emoji. Anita Hassanandani wrote, ‘Best mom’. A fan commented, “#gutsy_mom .. You are soo amazing mam” Another netizen wrote, “When I saw you with Hans and Nyra.. I feel you are enjoying your best time of your life. After being a mom things are very difficult for women as a mentally and physically. But you encourage other women also to love their selves the way they are.” Check out the fan reactions:
With very little awareness about postpartum depression, thousands of new moms are struggling with it on a daily basis. Scared of what people & society might think, these moms choose to suffer in silence. But some brave new moms are coming forward to discuss the ‘unspeakable’ topic of postpartum depression. Thereby helping drive the conversation.