- Sameera Reddy said she was struggling with "baby blues"
- "I really wonder how some moms make it look easy," she added
- "I'm so happy and thrilled and yet I can get so low," Sameera wrote
Actress Sameera Reddy, whose family was joined by baby daughter Nyra in July, wrote a post about dealing with "baby blues" during her postpartum period. After a difficult one week recently, she's finally a happy face as she was visited by her close friend Yukika, who is an expecting mother. Sameera Reddy wrote how her four-year-old son Hans and Yukika's firstborn son managed to finally cheer her up. Sharing a photo her son Hans and his partner-in-crime, Sameera Reddy wrote: "These two lil boys really crack us up! So needed it!" Elaborating on her note, she added: "Been having baby blues the last week. Fighting it but I guess it catches up. I really wonder sometimes how some moms make it look easy because I struggle a lot. I'm so happy and thrilled and yet I can get so low and moody it's confusing."
"My preggy friend Yukika glowing and due in 2 months," added Sameera and in the hashtags, she wrote: "#postpartum #moods #staystrong" among other ones.
These two Lil boys really crack us up! So needed it ! Been having baby blues the last week. Fighting it but I guess it catches up. I really wonder sometimes how some moms make it look easy because I struggle a lot. I'm so happy & thrilled and yet I can get so low & moody it's confusing . . my preggy friend Yukika @cocomademoiselleyukika glowing & due in 2 months! #motherhood #keepingitreal #babyblues #newborn #baby #postpartum #moods #staystrong
Sameera Reddy, who opened up about battling body image issues after her first pregnancy, is now a renewed self with her only focus being to "keep it real". Sameera Reddy returned to Instagram within days of welcoming baby daughter Nyra and kept her promise of sharing about her postpartum journey: "I promised I'd share my postpartum journey so, here goes. It's really damn hard on the body when it's a c-section because the stitches hurt like mad. Nothing can ready you for the sleepless nights of endless feeding and your body just feels so out of whack it can really get you down. The tummy swelling takes a while to go and this is day 5 post-delivery."
As part of my #imperfectlyperfect campaign I promised I'd share my post partum journey so here goes. It's really damn hard on the body when it's a c section because the stitches hurt like mad. Nothing can ready you for the sleepless nights of endless feeding and your body just feels so out of whack it can really get you down. The tummy swelling takes a while to go and this is day 5 post delivery . Im thrilled to have my daughter in my arms but I can't help but feel hormonally challenged because of all the changes. It all bounces back and that's the silver lining ! #postpartum #keepingitreal #nofilter #positivebodyimage #postpregnancybody #postpregnancy #socialforgood #selflove #loveyourself #bodypositive #herewegoagain #imperfectlyperfect
Meanwhile, this is how she had introduced her baby daughter on Instagram.
This little girl gave me the strength of wild horses. She wanted me to find myself again. She knew I was lost and she showed me the way. I found a voice in celebrating motherhood, wanting change on body perception and the best part was reaching out to people to just feel good about themselves . I'm so happy that people felt so connected and supported me to get here ! We prayed for a #babygirl and we are #blessed ! #baby #pink #itsagirl #motherhood #mom #sleeplessnights #herewegoagain
Sameera Reddy's post on breast-feeding came with a powerful message for new dads as well.
New dads & loved ones listen up! Its World Breast feeding week and this post is for you to know that you can be the biggest support and encouragement to a new mom! A mother may be depressed, lacking in confidence, worried, or stressed and it affects breastfeeding. These factors do not directly affect her milk production, but can interfere with the way in which she responds to her baby. This can result in the baby taking less milk, and failing to stimulate milk production. So be there for her . Understanding the pressure on her physically and emotionally is the best thing you can do. Nothing like feeling loved at such an overwhelming time. . I would also like to give a shoutout to moms who have struggled with low milk production . This could happen due to a pathological reason including endocrine problems or a host of other factors .A few mothers have a physiological low breast-milk production, for no apparent reason, and production does not increase when the breastfeeding technique and pattern improve. There is no reason to shame them or make them feel any pressure in not being able to BF. we need to support all mothers and show love and respect . . #worldbreastfeedingweek2019 . @WABA_global @who @unicefindia
Sameera Reddy married Akshay Varde in 2013 and quit acting soon after her wedding. Only recently she revealed in interviews that she "disappeared" from Bollywood as she was struggling with body image issues after Hans was born in 2015. Sameera Reddy was last seen in Kannada movie Varadhanayaka.