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Everything and every phase in this world has its own pros and cons. And embracing motherhood is no exception! Motherhood is one of the most beautiful phases of a woman’s life and lucky are the women who get chance(s) of giving birth to a life, it also has its own repercussions. One of the most common symptoms that a newbie mom faces is PPD- Postpartum Depression, also known as “baby blues”. Second-time mom, Chhavi Mittal has yet again come into the forefront to share her views.
It was in 2018, that Chhavi had announced her pregnancy on social media and ever since, she has been reigning over the internet for sharing her thoughts and experiences. The kind of comments she gets on her informative Instagram posts related to pregnancy and motherhood reveal that interesting conversation can also be a part of social media. Right from her pregnancy days with the baby bump until her delivery and even now, people have been looking up to her for she is an inspiration! (You May Also Check: Kiara Advani Reveals What Happened When Her Mom Caught Her Talking To Her Boyfriend Over Phone)
Chhavi recently took to her official Instagram handle and shared her postpartum thoughts. This time, she has dedicated her posts entirely to the newbie fathers, giving them cues on how to take care of their better-halves on postpartum depression. Chhavi penned, “Dear husbands/new fathers, Congratulations on being a father! You must be going through sleepless nights, diaper changes, crying interpretations & you must be all over the place trying to understand what's best & what's not for your LO. But please also take a minute to understand your better half's needs. Some of you already must be!”
She further wrote, “For the others, did you know postpartum depression is more common than you think? Mothers suffer from it and don't even know it sometimes. But you, as a partner, can do more to help her than you can imagine. In fact, you can even save her from it completely if you intervene at the right time. When suffering from PPD, a mother could feel like crying all the time, unhappy, guilty for not being joyful, complaining, frustrated, dejected, feel like a failure, & feel as though this is the end of life as she knows it.” (Also Read: Inaaya Naumi Kemmu Learns Yoga From Her Dadi On International Yoga Day, Kunal Kemmu Shares A Glimpse)
Revealing on what a husband should say and what he souldn’t, Chhavi goes on to pen, “What you SHOULDN'T do or say? "You're not the only one who's become a mother" "Try to be happy" "The LO needs you" "I'm doing everything I can" "You're being selfish" "Don't cry, it'll affect the milk" What you CAN say though? "I love you" "You're doing very well" "Tell me how I can help" "We're a team."
She signs off by writing, “And remember to CALL her from work just to check on her! Trust me, a few calming words can go such a long way! And if you see her crying, don't try to solve her problem, just hug her tight and agree with whatever she says. Tell her again that you love her. Tell her she's beautiful. Tell her you're lucky to have her. And dear dads, although you're overworked & overwhelmed too, trust me, this will pass sooner than you know. And you'll have a settled baby, if you have a settled mother. Love & peace from me to you! #mythoughts #postpartumdepression.”
Chhavi has been acknowledging the role of her dear husband all throughout her second-time pregnancy journey. On April 27, 2019, the newbie mommy had taken to her Instagram profile and shared a photo with her doting hubby, Mohit. Along with the same, she had written kindest words for him, which goes like, “THIS MAN! A lot of you ask me how I do everything I do even in these last few days of my pregnancy. Well, every day is not easy. Like yesterday, when walking 2 steps to the washroom was a challenge. Immense pelvic pain, back feeling like it'll break, the weight of the stomach pulling my whole body down, not getting the time to rest. Everything added up. I had to go the site of my new flat (getting ready for the new member and how!). The dust, the chaos, the questions of my architects, my 6-year-old complaining she's hungry, me almost falling down with hunger, thirst and the scorching heat, no place to sit, and the deadlines that are refusing to near the finish line.” (Checkout: Arjun Kapoor Draws An Uncanny Resemblance Between Sister, Anshula Kapoor And Mom, Mona Kapoor)
Further revealing how Mohit became a support for her when she wanted to give up, Chhavi had penned, “Trust me, I really wanted to give up and just leave everything to chance. It's back-breaking times like these when this man takes charge of me and the situation. To be honest, it's times like these, and the worst ones, and the good ones, and the great ones, and all the ones in between, that this man completes everything. And he doesn't know this, but when he sleeps in the night, and I stay awake (which is a lot), I put my hand on his chest and feel it rise and fall with his breath. It just makes me feel that life is good, because he lays next to me, always there, always loving, and there's not a worry in the world... @mohithussein thank you for giving me the best life and always loving me in my good and bad moods! #love PC: Thank you once again @sachin113photographer for capturing this moment. We hardly have any pictures of us together!”
Chhavi, you go girl and more power to you! Guys do share your postpartum story with us.