Alessandra Sublet, Britney Spears, Serena Williams, Cœur de pirate… Many stars have decided to use their notoriety for a noble cause. They decided to lift the veil on a taboo concerning the depression of women after childbirth. Postpartum depression is more common than you might think. Precisely because the mores of society formulate this injunction which wants a woman who gives birth to live the most beautiful moment of her life. However, if this is true for some, it is quite the opposite for others. The sudden drop in hormones following childbirth is difficult for all women. And some of them then go through a depression.
This is accompanied by hair loss, anxiety, pain, fatigue, mood swings… And as Celine Dion, Alessandra Sublet, Serena Williams and other stars would like to point out, postpartum depression doesn’t just happen to others. And above all, it must be taken seriously. For this, it must gain visibility to be accepted. Because as with all people who suffer from depression, women who have just given birth may be reluctant to talk about their discomfort.
In fact, depressed people have to deal with the immense weight of guilt that accompanies this mental illness. By testifying, Kylie Jenner, Alessandra Sublet, Cœur de pirate and so many others allow other women who suffer to dare to ask for help. Thus, like our colleagues from the magazine Public, Objeko invites you to discover several eloquent testimonials from your favorite stars.
Postpartum depression is a disease that can affect all women after childbirth
Mental illnesses are sometimes unavoidable and nothing to be ashamed of. Indeed, over time society tends to change mentalities in this area. As it is not legitimate to blame a person who catches bronchitis, it is also not legitimate to blame someone who is going through a depression. And like physical illnesses, mental illnesses require proper care and attention. However, postpartum depression is even more taboo than others since it occurs in women who have just become mothers. As Alessandra Sublet pointed out, especially in 2013 in the columns of the magazine Ellewe must dare to talk about it.
“It fell on me with violence, as if I had become another woman that I no longer recognized, at the same time dumb, amorphous and incapable of performing the simplest gestures, such as giving my daughter a bath or even give him a bottle. »she said, as reported by our colleagues from the magazine Public. In an effort to give visibility to postpartum depression, to reach out to women going through this ordeal, Alessandra Sublet published « T’as le blues, baby ? »still in 2013.
This speech was courageous and necessary. A real breath of fresh air for mothers in the grip of this postpartum depression so difficult to understand for those around them. Indeed, who has never heard that childbirth is the most beautiful day of a woman’s life? Or that the maternal instinct is innate? Objeko grant you, these are all injunctions that make it impossible to free speech about this type of depression.
Like Alessandra Sublet, dozens of stars testify
This is why, like Alessandra Sublet, other stars and celebrities who encountered this phenomenon also decided to speak about it publicly. Cœur de pirate, Céline Dion, Hapsatou Sy, Serena Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigner, Kylie Jenner, Britney Spears, Audrey Fleurot and so many others have dared. They dared to tell women that it is possible to get by. That depression should not be taboo. To also affirm that it does not only happen to others, that they are not alone.
“At times, I was happy and fulfilled, the next moment I was overcome by fatigue and I was crying for no reason. A few days after returning from the maternity ward, I felt empty and had no appetite. And I was upset for nothing. »Celine Dion said in 2010. “After the birth of my little girl, I realized that the psychological and physical fatigue of mothers could occur suddenly. »wrote Hapsatou Sy on his blog in 2018. “Nine months is the time it takes to get used to the idea. And since I didn’t have time to enjoy it, I think it took me the next nine months. »declared Audrey Fleurot for the Huffington Post.
At last, Objeko can only encourage all women who go through such an ordeal to dare to ask for help. Depression is a treatable condition and, although it’s easy to say, there’s nothing to be ashamed of.