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Filipina Celebrities On Postpartum Anxiety And Depression

Filipina Celebrities On Postpartum Anxiety And Depression

Postpartum depression is a serious mental health disorder that affects women after childbirth. In addition to feelings of sadness and anxiety, it can also include various physical symptoms, such as insomnia, fatigue, changes in appetite and weight gain or loss. Postpartum depression is often treated with medication or psychotherapy, but these methods are not always available for some mothers. Once they decide to get treatment, it can take some time for it to be effective.

Are you worried about postpartum depression? Please know, you are not alone. The following celebrities have shared their personal experiences in order to raise awareness about postpartum depression and its impact on mothers’ lives. Here are postpartum depression quotes from them to keep you going.

Coleen Garcia On Her Postpartum Anxiety

Coleen, who gave birth to baby Amari, said in an interview that though she didn’t experience postpartum depression, she felt overwhelmed nevertheless.

“Imagine, you’re trying to recover from childbirth, but at the same time, kailangan mo nang alagaan iyong bata. In the time that you thought you would be recovering, you’re actually not sleeping. You’re excited, you’re anxious and you’re just clueless,”

Coleen shared that she was so anxious about taking care of her newborn that it already affected her physical health. Scenarios and things that were unlikely to happen plagued her mind, and she felt tired due to this.

She also said: “Never have I ever felt so weak and so strong at the same time.”

Toni Gonzaga on How She Recovered From PPD Quickly

Singer, host, and actress Toni Gonzaga, mother to Seve, also shared her experience with postpartum depression. Toni said she used to think that moms who had PPD were only exaggerating, but that she was wrong.

“I experienced self-pity. It was like I carried someone in me for nine months, then he was gone all of a sudden. I felt incomplete. I would cry in the bathroom or when I’m alone.”

Toni’s advice to mothers who are experiencing PPD is to surround themselves with people. “I got through PPD quickly because people took notice and warned me about it.”

Andi Eigenmann on Being Positive Despite PPD

Now a mother of three, Andi once shared about her postpartum depression after the birth of her second child, Lilo.

“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,”

As she faced PPD. Andi went back to Siargao to be with her husband, Philmar. She said “I’m choosing to look on the positive side of all of this…”

And now, Andi and her family give so much joy as they share their life on the island.

Postpartum Depression is Not Just a Personal Struggle, It’s a Public Issue

With these postpartum depression quotes, we can better understand that this condition is not just a personal struggle, it’s a public issue. It affects millions of people every year and can be incredibly isolating for those who suffer from it. PPD is one of the most common mental illnesses that affect women during pregnancy and after childbirth — but because it’s invisible to outsiders (you can’t tell just by looking at someone), many people think this type of depression doesn’t exist or isn’t serious enough to warrant treatment.

Even some celebrities who have spoken out about their own experiences with PPD have faced criticism for revealing too much information about the condition — especially since some believe such information could cause other women to think negatively about having children in general. You see, with PPD some moms feel like not taking care of their newborn, and others might see it as they are “irresponsible.”

Key Takeaways

Reading these postpartum depression quotes can help you realize that even celebrities experience bumps on the road as a mother. Hence, if you or someone you know seems to be having problems with depression, please get in touch with a healthcare professional.

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Sources

1) Coleen Garcia on postpartum anxiety: “No matter how much I try, I wasn’t doing good enough…”https://ph.news.yahoo.com/coleen-garcia-postpartum-anxiety-no-150059833.html?guccounter, Accessed July 29, 2022 

2) How Toni Gonzaga struggled with postpartum depression, https://entertainment.inquirer.net/220071/toni-gonzaga-struggled-postpartum-depression, Accessed July 29, 2022 

3) After birth of second child, Andi Eigenmann opens up about postpartum depression, https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/237812-andi-eigenmann-opens-up-about-postpartum-depression-august-2019/,  Accessed July 29, 2022

4) Andi Eigenmann on postpartum depression: ‘I’m choosing to look on the positive side’, https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/familyandrelationships/774958/andi-eigenmann-on-postpartum-depression-i-m-choosing-to-look-on-the-positive-side/story/, Accessed July 29, 2022

5) Postpartum Depression, https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/postpartum-depression, Accessed July 29, 2022

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Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. Updated 7 days ago
Fact Checked by Kristel Lagorza