- A young Nigerian mother has shared a heartbreaking video of her battle with postpartum depression
- In the sad video, she narrated her emotional ordeal and instability after she gave birth to her baby
- The new mother cried for help from mothers who had overcome similar experiences after childbirth
It is not uncommon for people to assume that postpartum depression doesn't happen or exist.
Sometimes, mothers are scared to speak up out of fear of being bullied and tagged 'lazy' after voicing their struggles.
The young mother who recently delivered a baby girl narrated how her emotional health took a turn for the worse.
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She was battling anxiety, mood swings, crying spells, and body pains, which are common symptoms of postpartum depression (depression that happens due to childbirth).
In a video, she confessed to wearing a fake smile and being emotionally unstable since she gave birth.
The heartbroken mum added that she has been yelling at her husband over any inconvenience and has had intrusive thoughts about leaving her daughter and going away.
The new mum lamented that her house was unkempt, no matter how much she cleaned up, as she beckoned on mothers on the internet who survived such experiences to come to her aid.
"I'm trying my best and I can't handle it. I end up shouting at my husband. Sometimes, I just want to drop my child and just leave her and just be on my own. I try to do things that I love so that I can feel happy but it's not enough. I need help!"
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Social media reactions
"Our Generation has finally to talk about postpartum depression!! I was going through the same almost the first year of my baby."
@Home decor@Brie wrote:
"Where are you located please? Maybe we could meet up if you're in UK let me know. Stay strong and pray."
"My sister come, see there is no award for the most hard working wife. u see me? I do it at my own time. I don't impress anyone oh. as my power reach."
@Alice Ekunke said:
"This is exactly how I feel right now Nd sometimes it's frustrating bcus d closest person to me doesn't understand Nd that's my husband."
"Get a therapist my dear not everything you guys brings to social media."
"It's postpartum depression this is not talked about enough. So many new moms go through this. You not alone."
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"Hi my name is Terisa and I am also married and everything you go through I went through."
"Sorry my dear I am passing through same situation and I am alone my husband is out of d country. when I tell him it's not easy, he says I wsn't forced."
@Yetunde Allison Akin said:
"Hang in there it will only get better. take care of yourself and your baby. God has got you, talk to him."
"I am a mother of 2 little children (3&1). The tricks that helps me is when I feel tired doing things at home, I leave them and take a break."
"I'm so sorry hun. Mine happens when I pump. I literally just gets so unhappy whenever I pump out milk and I can't explain that feeling. Be safe."
"It's not easy my dear, try and get therapy it will help you a lot."
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Watch the video below:
Mum gives out baby's items after losing child at birth
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian mother (@cynthiambakwe906) narrated how she lost her baby at birth.
In response to an earlier video where she announced the passing of her kid, the woman showed the many baby things she gave out. While showing the materials in a video, the woman prayed for every pregnant woman, saying God would see them through carrying their babies.
People who saw the kiddies' clothes the lady thought she would use for her newborn became emotional.