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.
Sometime back, Esha Deol shared how Hema Malini noticed her Postpartum Depression & saved her from the struggle. Even new moms like Chavvi Mittal and Sameera Reddy have been vocal about not so talked about depression – the Postpartum Depression.
Now, the famous TV actress Shweta has also joined the conversation about Postpartum Depression.
Shweta Kawatra, who married her ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’ co-star Manav Gohil, embarked on the journey of motherhood in 2012. She was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Zahra.
Recently she took to her Instagram handle to open up about her postpartum depression. Like many new moms, she revealed how initially she felt everything was ok. But, then it took her one whole year to realize that she needed a professional’s help.
Her heart-touching note on postpartum depression began with:
“Postpartum depression is real”- these powerful words spoken by a friend struck me deep. One year into depression I felt someone understood me. It felt like it’s ok… if I didn’t feel ok. I suffered postpartum depression for 4.5yrs & took me one whole year &one moms compassionate/judgement free words for me to realise I need to seek professional help.”
She further mentioned how no one prepared her for handling postpartum depression when she was pregnant. Urging all the new moms to seek help, Shweta continued,
“I very very reluctantly did so. I’m so great full I did. More grateful to know that there was no big deal in doing so. While I was pregnant No one prepared me. No one talked about it- Not even the doctors (strange isn’t it??) 8 yrs ago things were different. Social media wasn’t there much. Now it’s different. For all the moms out there- I wouldn’t sugar coat postpartum depression for you. It’s REAL- PL SEEK HELP. YOU CAN HEAL!!
Kudos to Shweta for coming out of postpartum depression and talking about the same with her fans.
At IFORHER, we request every mother struggling with postpartum depression to seek help and not continue to suffer in silence. It is not only important to seek help for your own wellbeing but also to enjoy the beautiful journey of motherhood with your kid and family.
Please spread the message that there’s no shame in admitting one needs help or therapy to tackle postpartum depression and help save motherhood and moms.