Andi Eigenmann opens up about postpartum depression

Andi Eigenmann, who recently gave birth to her second child, has admitted to experiencing postpartum depression.

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8/15/2019 1:22 PM
Andi Eigenmann opens up about postpartum depression


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Andi Eigenmann, who recently gave birth to her second child, has admitted to experiencing postpartum depression.

On Instagram, the 29-year-old actress said that she had focused so much on the “possibility of not bouncing back” physically after pregnancy, but recently came to the realization that “there are other aspects of being a new mom again” that she should've prepared for as well, such as prioritizing her emotional healing.

Andi then went on: “I guess this is what post partum depression looks like to me.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Being vocal about body and self love on social media before my last pregnancy, I had focused so much on preparing my mind to accept myself for the way I will look even after giving birth, and the possibility of not “bouncing back”. What i didnt realise is that there are also other aspects of being a new mom (again) that I may have needed to prepare my mind for as well. I neglected the part where emotional healing might be necessary too. I guess this is what post partum depression looks like to me. I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. Sleepless nights are getting the best of me. When the others are asleep I’d shed tears I’d normally save for my acting performances on tv show finales (lol). Ive been having so many thoughts of guilt. Ive been questioning every decision Ive made that led me here. I read so much about caring for a newborn and prepping to be a new mom again but I seemed to have ignored post partum depression. (I guess cus it didnt seem exciting.) But now I dont know much about it. Just hoping that the fact that Im aware of other moms going through this, and that i am acknowledging what this feeling may be, will hopefully be helpful. But I know there are other more helpful ways. Any advice would be much appreciated! X

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“I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. Sleepless nights are getting the best of me. When the others are asleep I’d shed tears I’d normally save for my acting performances on tv show finales (lol). I've been having so many thoughts of guilt. I've been questioning every decision Ive made that led me here.

“I read so much about caring for a newborn and prepping to be a new mom again but I seemed to have ignored post partum depression. (I guess ['coz] it didnt seem exciting.) But now I don't know much about it. Just hoping that the fact that I'm aware of other moms going through this, and that I am acknowledging what this feeling may be, will hopefully be helpful.”

Andi then sought advice from her fellow mothers on ways to cope with postpartum depression, many of whom suggested that she “get some sun.”

In a separate post this Thursday, the Agua Bendita star excitedly shared that she and her family are headed back to their island home - Siargao - after two months of staying in Manila.

“‘Sunny days are coming!’, is what I have been telling myself whenever I feel ‘confused’ about where I’m at in life. I’m still sure of it. And I don't just mean actual sunlight, but brighter days in general. I do miss my old self. Myself, before having 2 kids. But not enough to regret the life I have now. I love where I’m at, even if it hasn’t been easy. That’s what keeps me going.”

 

 

 

“Regardless of how long this PPD lasts or how it goes away, having [Philmar] and my 2 girls by my side keeps me from giving up on my dreams,” she added, referring to her partner, surfer champion Philmar Alipayao, and two daughters Ellie and Lilo. “And this is why I’m sure that sunny days are coming.