Neha Dhupia Talks About Her Battle With Postpartum Depression, Asks New Moms To Address It Freely

Mommy of two, Neha Dhupia opened up about her experience as a new mommy and shared that she had suffered from postpartum depression.


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Neha Dhupia Talks About Her Battle With Postpartum Depression, Asks New Moms To Address It Freely

Bollywood actress, Neha Dhupia has time and again proved that she is a hands-on mommy to her two kids, Mehr Bedi and her little brother. Ever since the birth of Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi's second child, the Bedi family is cherishing every moment of their lives to the fullest. Moreover, the doting mommy has been constantly sharing her experiences during her second pregnancy through her social media handles. 

It was on October 3, 2021, when the family of three had turned four with the arrival of their prince. Angad had taken to his Instagram handle and had shared his baby arrival news. Sharing a picture with Neha, Angad had revealed that they had been blessed with a son. He had written:

"BEDIS BOY" is here!!!!!! The almighty today blessed us with a baby boy. Both Neha and the baby are well. Mehr is ready to pass on the "baby" title to the new arrival. Waheguru Mehr kare @nehadhupia, thank you for being such a warrior through this journey. Lets make it a memorable one for all 4 of us now."

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In an interview with Hindustan Times, Neha Dhupia shared that she suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth to both her babies. She also talked about the overwhelming feeling that a new mother goes through and said that a new mommy is the 'most-neglected person'. The 41-year-old stated:

“I have gone through it. I knew what I was heading into with my second pregnancy and with postpartum for the second time in my life, so I addressed it differently. After giving birth to a baby, you get overwhelmed, whether it is about feeding or looking after the baby’s needs and amid all this, the most neglected person is the mother herself. But everyone around needs to be so much more conscious about what the mother goes through."

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Further in the interview, Neha Dhupia shared that she feels that it is important to talk about postpartum depression and encouraged the new mothers to address it without any hesitation. She said:

“The thing about postpartum depression is that you don’t come to terms with it. Sometimes, you are busy and preoccupied to address it, and sometimes you are just told that ‘Hey, you just had a baby, and that’s why it is just hormones and a mix bunch of emotions’.”

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The doting mommy, who had welcomed her second child with her husband, Angad Bedi, in October 2021, shared that new mommies should not hesitate to do the things they love. Adding that it is important for new mums to talk about postpartum depression, the actress said:

“If you are going through it, you need to talk about it, reach out, get your life back. There is nothing wrong with wanting to do the things that you were doing earlier (before pregnancy). I feel other mums also need to be encouraged to speak about it. Because as soon as you have the child, you get so overwhelmed, whether it is about feeding or looking after the baby’s needs”.

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Recently, the mommy of two, Neha Dhupia has initiated the movement of freedom to feed and is spreading awareness about the same through her social media handle. Talking about the importance of self-love after having a baby, Neha emphasised that the new mommies also need to be looked after. She added:

“You have to make sure that the mother is equally well looked after. Self love is the biggest thing about being a mom, a new mom. There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of self love. I feel like that also is a huge point at which we can move away from postpartum.” 

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Earlier, in an interview with ETimes, Neha Dhupia had opened up about her postpartum body and had shared that it is important to give yourself time after childbirth. Talking about the same, she had said:

“Child birth takes a lot from you. It is not easy. So, my advice is you give yourself time to recover. It’s just that I am extremely fond of what I do and I wanted to get back to work as soon as possible that I started working. Options like work from home have proven to be such a blessing in today’s day and age. Work is holy to me. I have worked my way up and there’s a long way to go. I feel like my entire career has been about just being relevant at all times - neither being extremely successful nor being invisible.”

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On the professional front, Neha Dhupia was last seen in the film, Sanak.

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