Andi Eigenmann talks about postpartum depression after giving birth to baby number 2

On July 23, actress Andi Eigenmann gave birth to her second child, Lilo.

In line with this, she opened up about her postpartum depression.

She shared on Instagram:

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 didnt 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. I neglected the part where emotional healing might be necessary too.
I guess this is what post partum depression looks like to me.
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). Ive been having so many thoughts of guilt. Ive been questioning every decision Ive 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 post partum depression. (I guess cus it didnt seem exciting.) But now I dont know much about it. Just hoping that the fact that Im aware of other moms going through this, and that i am acknowledging what this feeling may be, will hopefully be helpful. But I know there are other more helpful ways. Any advice would be much appreciated! X

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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 didnt 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. I neglected the part where emotional healing might be necessary too. I guess this is what post partum depression looks like to me. 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). Ive been having so many thoughts of guilt. Ive been questioning every decision Ive 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 post partum depression. (I guess cus it didnt seem exciting.) But now I dont know much about it. Just hoping that the fact that Im aware of other moms going through this, and that i am acknowledging what this feeling may be, will hopefully be helpful. But I know there are other more helpful ways. Any advice would be much appreciated! X

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She is headed back to her island home in Siargao.

Later on, she also posted photos of her with Lilo and her firstborn Ellie, as well as with her partner, Philmar Alipayo, expressing a more hopeful outlook as she geared up to go back to Siargao.

Her most recent photo on Instagram is of her 16 weeks into pregnancy.

She said:

I openly spoke about struggling with post partum depression since giving birth, and now we are headed back go Siargao after 2 months of being in the city with gloomy weather. I’ve been listening to your suggestions and following some advice, but I feel going back to our island home is what’s going to be most impactful. “Sunny days are coming!”, is what I have been telling myself whenever I feel ‘confused’ about where I’m at in life. Im still sure of it. And I dont just mean actual sunlight, but brighter days in general. I do miss my old self. Myself, before having 2 kids. But not enough to regret the life I have now. I love where I’m at, even if it hasn’t been easy. That’s what keeps me going. Regardless of how long this PPD lasts or how it goes away, having @chepoxz and my 2 girls by my side keeps me from giving up on my dreams. And this is why I’m sure that sunny days are coming.

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Me, 16 weeks pregnant and feelin’ m’self.haha . I openly spoke about struggling with post partum depression since giving birth, and now we are headed back go Siargao after 2 months of being in the city with gloomy weather. I’ve been listening to your suggestions and following some advice, but I feel going back to our island home is what’s going to be most impactful. “Sunny days are coming!”, is what I have been telling myself whenever I feel ‘confused’ about where I’m at in life. Im still sure of it. And I dont just mean actual sunlight, but brighter days in general. I do miss my old self. Myself, before having 2 kids. But not enough to regret the life I have now. I love where I’m at, even if it hasn’t been easy. That’s what keeps me going. Regardless of how long this PPD lasts or how it goes away, having @chepoxz and my 2 girls by my side keeps me from giving up on my dreams. And this is why I’m sure that sunny days are coming.

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