6 celebrity mothers who have been vocal about postpartum depression

Updated on:26 October 2023, 18:06pm IST

Postpartum depression is a common problem in women after childbirth. It is also called baby blues, and the problem is often brushed under the carpet due to a lack of awareness. These celebrity mothers have opened up about their postpartum struggles to raise awareness.

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Alia Bhatt: The actress who recently had a daughter with her husband Ranbir Kapoor recently opened up about experiencing anxiety and mom guilt. In an interview with Vogue, she revealed that she is taking therapy, which helps her understand motherhood in a better way. Alia shared that she has prioritized her mental health and continues to learn more about the "ever-evolving" process of motherhood with each passing day. Image courtesy: Instagram/aliaabhatt

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Kalki Koechlin: The 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' actress penned a book "The Elephant In The Womb" which talked about all the ups and downs of pregnancy. She suffered from postpartumdepression after the birth of her daughter Sappho. In an interview, she said that it should not be taken lightly and termed as "extreme exhaustion." She also shared that it is a difficult period for a mother where a mother would need support from family and doctors. She revealed that medication and certain coping mechanisms helped her overcome it. Image courtesy: Instagram/kalkilanmani

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Surveen Chawla: In an interview, the Sacred Games actor spoke about battling postpartum depression which lasted a long time. She shared that she did everything she could to stay centered. While the problem may start from a single instance, it can turn into a huge problem if left untreated. Support from her family helped make the process easier. Image courtesy: Instagram/surveenchawla

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Sameera Reddy: Following the birth of her first-born son, actress Sameera Reddy opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression. She revealed in an Instagram post in 2022 that she couldn't feel happy despite trying hard. "Postpartum stress was hard and I did not act fast enough because I was unaware it existed. I couldn't feel happy however hard I tried after the birth of my first child." Image courtesy: Instagram/reddysameera

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Mandira Bedi: The actor was among the first ones in the industry to openly talk about postpartum depression and how it affected her. She shared that she didn't know what hit her until she read about it. She learned that it was perfectly normal for women to face it. So, she told herself that it shall pass. With time, she overcame it with proper guidance and support. Image courtesy: Instagram/mandirabedi

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Neha Dhupia: The actress discussed her postpartum struggles and how they severely affected her. Dhupia shared that depression is not something you come to terms with, but you needto talk about it. Mothers who are going through it should talk about it to their loved ones and reach out to a professional to know how to deal with it. Mothers should be encouraged to speak about it and seek help. Image courtesy: Instagram/nehadhupia