After hitting the 6-week mark since welcoming her second child, reality star Kylie Jenner is opening up about the challenges she is facing postpartum. Kylie hopped onto her Instagram Stories to discuss some of the struggles she is dealing with after giving birth to her son Wolf in February. She noted that this experience has been “very different” compared to when the Kylie Cosmetics founder welcomed her first child in 2018.
“This experience for me personally has been a little harder than with my daughter,” she shared on Instagram Stories, referring to her first child Stormi. “It’s not easy mentally, physically, spiritually, it’s just crazy.” The admission came right after Kylie had posted a boomerang video of her on the treadmill with the text “6 weeks postpartum.”
The Kylie Skin founder didn’t want to allude to the fact that getting back to the gym was an easy thing for her, which prompted her to share a message to postpartum moms that it “has not been easy. I didn’t just want to get back to life without saying that because I think we can look on the internet — for other moms going through it right now — we can go on the internet, and it might look a lot easier for other people, and put the pressure on us, but it hasn’t been easy for me.”
She revealed that the whole experience has “been hard.” Referencing her being back in the gym, she shared, “[I] didn’t even think [I’d] make it to this workout today. But I’m here, and I’m feeling better. So you got this!”
She finished off her post with a message to other moms. “It’s OK not to be OK. Once I realized that I was putting some pressure on myself… And I just keep reminding myself I made a whole human, a beautiful healthy boy. We have to stop putting pressure on ourselves to be ‘back,’ not even physically, just mentally, after birth. So yeah, just sending some love. I love you guys!”
Thank you to Kylie for opening up about her experience. These conversations are incredibly important for moms. We’re glad Kylie felt comfortable sharing how she was feeling to, hopefully, open up the floor for other parents to have these same candid discussions.
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