Cardi B Opening Up About Postpartum Depression
Vocalizing her feelings on social media is not something new for A-list superstar, Cardi B. The 25-year-old new mom takes to Instagram to throw it all out there for her fans, which is nothing unusual for us.
Being as honest as always, the singer speaks out about the newly brought on struggles after becoming a mom.
“This postpartum s—t is annoying,” wrote the first-time mom on Instagram Story. “Like, I been emotional all f—king day for no reason.” After she had her daughter Kulture last month, Cardi stayed real to her fans, saying how her hair was “f---d up” and her eyes were “dark and puffy;” she had been getting very little sleep as well.
This past June, the icon released a statement announcing she was pulling herself from the Bruno Mars tour, a tour everyone was ecstatic about.
“I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically,” she wrote in a tweet. “I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing.” Bruno responded with his own message, sending his love: “We love you Cardi, and we will play Bodak Yellow every night in your honor.”
And yes, shouting it to the world, Cardi states, “No matter how many books you read or advice I get, y’all never be read for mommy mode.” But hey, she’s not alone!
Bringing in statistics, approximately 70%- 80% of women will experience, at a minimum, the baby blues. Many more women, though, will experience the more severe condition of postpartum depression and its other subtypes.
This summer, we have seen more and more women celebrities opening up about their postpartum depression. Just recently, Serena Williams pulled out of the Canadian tennis tournament stating her "postpartum emotions" and feelings of guilt about not spending enough time with her baby daughter were behind her decision to withdraw from the Rogers Cup.
No matter how big of a celebrity you are, as a woman, taking care of yourself is the most important thing. Being honest about the mental and physical struggles childbirth can bring on truly helps anyone who follows these stars. We look at them as we struggle along with them and understand that they are human also.
Postpartum is a serious condition and it can affect everyone before and after childbirth. It is a conversation that can never be overlooked, as it is a worldwide matter.
If you believe you or someone you know might be dealing with postpartum depression, visit https://www.postpartumdepression.org.