Sameera Reddy opens up about dealing with postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. The actress has been away from the silver screen for the past many years. However, she is definitely not away from the limelight. Sameera is fairly active on social media, and usually, shares a peek of her life with her household and children.
She has been quite vocal for the past few days on issues like health and body image. Her candid and unassuming posts are often liked and inspired by fans and netizens. She continues to endorse mental health awareness and her latest post on Instagram follows the same orbit.
The actress opens up about battling postpartum depression in a new social media post on Instagram. She shared a mashup of two vintage photographs last night. In the first photo, she is seated in a chair, holding her infant boy in her arms, while coconut is placed on her head as part of a ritual. Sameera is seen standing with her newborn in her arms in the other picture. She captioned this collage with a poignant statement about how mental health is real actually if people can't see it. She also consulted her experience with postpartum depression following the birth of her first kid.
She wrote in the caption, “For me Postpartum stress was hard and I did not act fast enough because I was unaware it existed. The pics I shared in this post were me at my lowest (red heart emoji) (bandaid emoji). I couldn’t feel happy however hard I tried after the birth of my first child. I still reflect on these moments and it only drives me harder to reach out to anyone not feeling good about themselves (red heart emoji) You are not alone. And being there for each other in tough times is so important,”
Sameera concluded the email by outlining a few strategies for dealing with postpartum depression and maintaining mental health. This includes things like getting enough sleep, organizing one's home, exercising, and paying attention to what one eats, among other things.
Sameera Reddy tied the knot with Akshay Varde in 2014. In 2015, they welcomed their son Hans, and in 2019 they had a daughter, Nyra.