After the birth of her second child, Andi Eigenmann has revealed to her followers that she is now going through postpartum depression.
On Instagram, Andi shared that her journey through her recent pregnancy had mainly been about loving herself and her body despite its physical changes. However, she neglected to prepare herself for the emotional struggles that come with it.
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“Being vocal about body and self love on social media before my last pregnancy, I had focused so much on preparing my mind to accept myself for the way I will look even after giving birth, and the possibility of not ‘bouncing back’. What I didn’t realise is that there are also other aspects of being a new mom (again) that I may have needed to prepare my mind for as well,” she began. “I neglected the part where emotional healing might be necessary too. I guess this is what postpartum depression looks like to me.”
Andi opened up about not being able to sleep well, crying excessively, and experiencing feelings of shame and anxiety.
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“I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. Sleepless nights are getting the best of me. When the others are asleep I’d shed tears I’d normally save for my acting performances on tv show finales (lol). I’ve been having so many thoughts of guilt. I’ve been questioning every decision I’ve made that led me here. I read so much about caring for a newborn and prepping to be a new mom again but I seemed to have ignored postpartum depression. (I guess cus it didn’t seem exciting.) But now I don’t know much about it,” she admitted.
Andi hopes that just by talking about it and acknowledging that she is going through it will be able to help other moms come to terms with their own postpartum blues. At the same time, she knows that treatment is necessary and has asked her followers for advice on how to properly deal with it. “Any advice would be much appreciated!” she said.
Many of her friends and fans have given their help and support since she posted.
Andi gave birth to Baby Lilo on July 23.
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What advice would you give to all moms going through or about to go through postpartum depression? Share them in the comments!