Rufa Mae Quinto struggles with postpartum depression.
Rufa Mae revealed that she already lost 40 pounds, one month after giving birth to her daughter, Alexandria.
The actress took to Instagram to share photos of her post-pregnancy body.
She said from 187 pounds after giving birth last month, she’s down to 147 pounds in just four weeks.
Rufa Mae also disclosed the struggles she’s going through as a new mom.
She said that she had bouts of postpartum depression, which makes her very emotional at times.
The former sexy actress said, sharing photos of her new mommy body on Instagram helps her vent out her frustrations.
She wants her child to see her okay, so she can take care of her.
There are about 15 percent of mothers who are at risk of postpartum depression.
There are some symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety:
Many people have a feeling like the ones listed below every now and then, for a day or two.
Postpartum depression and anxiety are not just bad days.
Women with PPD or anxiety have symptoms like these most of the time, for a period of at least 2 weeks or longer, and these symptoms make it feel very hard to live your life each day.
Postpartum depression and anxiety are sometimes ‘comorbid.’
This means you can have a bit of both, or all of both. If you have symptoms on both lists, that’s not unusual.
You feel overwhelmed. Not like ‘hey, this new mom thing is hard.’
More like ‘I can’t do this and I’m never going to be able to do this.’
You feel like you just can’t handle being a mother. In fact, you may be wondering whether you should have become a mother in the first place.
You feel guilty because you believe you should be handling new motherhood better than this.
You feel like your baby deserves better. You worry whether your baby can tell that you feel so bad, or that you are crying so much, or that you don’t feel the happiness or connection that you thought you would.
You may wonder whether your baby would be better off without you.
You don’t feel bonded to your baby. You’re not having that mythical mommy bliss that you see on TV or read about in magazines.
Not everyone with postpartum depression feels this way, but many do.
You can’t understand why this is happening. You are very confused and scared.
You feel irritated or angry. You have no patience. Everything annoys you. You feel resentment toward your baby, or your partner, or your friends who don’t have babies. You feel out-of-control rage.
You feel nothing. Emptiness and numbness. You are just going through the motions.
You feel sadness to the depths of your soul. You can’t stop crying, even when there’s no real reason to be crying.
You feel hopeless, like this situation will never ever get better.
You feel weak and defective, like a failure.
You can’t bring yourself to eat, or perhaps the only thing that makes you feel better is eating.
Postpartum depression is temporary and treatable and recognizing it is already winning half the battle.