Reality star Kylie Jenner welcomed her second child, son Aire, with her former partner Travis Scott last February. Six months after giving birth, the Kylie Cosmetics founder candidly opened up about her challenge with postpartum depression (PPD). Now, Kylie is sharing more about her experience and how she dealt with PPD for a second time.
During an interview with Vanity Fair Italia, Kylie discussed how she dealt with PPD twice since welcoming her first son, whose name she announced last month. “I have experienced it [PPD]. Twice. The first time was very difficult, the second was more manageable.” When discussing her experience shortly after giving birth, Kylie shared at the time, “It’s not easy mentally, physically, spiritually, it’s just crazy.” The makeup mogul also struggled with her changing body and being able to work out post-birth at the time. “We have to stop putting pressure on ourselves to be ‘back,’ not even physically, just mentally, after birth.”
The Kardashians star even shared her experience on the Hulu series. In an episode, Kylie opened up to her sister Kendall Jenner, “I cried nonstop all day for the first three weeks… to the point where I’d be laying in bed and my head would just hurt so bad. It’s just the baby blues, and then it kinda goes away.” In a later confessional scene, the reality star, who is also a parent to 5-year-old Stormi, explained, “I’m not a doctor, but I read on Google [that] they call it ‘baby blues’ when it doesn’t last past six weeks. After about six weeks I started to feel better, but I definitely had the case of the blues.”
In her interview with Vanity Fair Italia when asked about postpartum depression, she shared a message for moms who may be facing similar challenges she had. “I would tell those women not to overthink things and to live all the emotions of that moment to the fullest. Stay inside that moment, even if it is painful. I know, in those moments you think that it will never pass, that your body will never be the same as before, that you will never be the same. That’s not true: the hormones, the emotions at that stage are much, much more powerful and bigger than you. My advice is to live through that transition, without fear of the aftermath. The risk is to miss all the most beautiful things of motherhood as well.”
A huge thank you to Kylie for continuing the conversation around postpartum depression and sharing her personal experiences.
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