Nigerian Blogger Opens Up On Her Experience With PostPartum Depression
Emeh Achanga, Nigerian blogger and owner of Miss Petite Nigeria has opened up on her experiences with Postpartum depression.
In a post which she published on her blog, the young mother talked about how sh had felt detached from her baby after birth and did not kow the right way to love her.
In her words: ”
A year ago, in April, John and I started our family together. We had our daughter, Luna, who is perfect. She is somehow exactly me, exactly John, and exactly herself. I had everything I needed to be happy. And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy.
What basically everyone around me — but me — knew up until December was this: I have postpartum depression.”“
Personally, as a blogger, I dealt with post-natal depression and it affected my output and everyday is still a struggle. Yes while people see me and say goals, I see a shattered woman who sits and sometimes daydreams of ending it all.”
We have her Instagram post below
Hello guys, yesterday, I shared my thoughts with journalist Tope Delano @stupidyorubagirl about Post-natal depression and how it affected me …. Though a few headlines were slightly taken out of context as my intention was to focus on my battle with post-natal depression and how it affected me professionally,not on my personal life. I also want to categorically state that, I did not suffer any form of physical abuse from my baby’s father. However, I really feel Postatal-depression is something many Nigerians should be aware of……… Personally,as a blogger,I dealt with post-natal depression and it affected my output and everyday is still a struggle.Yes while people see me and say goals, I see a shattered woman who sits and sometimes daydreams of ending it all. And did I open up? Yes I did but no one understood me. I recall my first experience with depression started after having a c-section,I hated myself.I was crying non-stop and worried about blogging. Confined to a hospital bed and unable to eat or drink water for the first 3 days was hell for me.The, I remember not feeling attached to my baby and I hated when anyone touched or came close to her. I wasn’t allowed to hold her for long as I was still in pain.So anytime she cried in hunger, the nurses or her father’s mum would brig her to me to breastfeed. Oh the pain was intense ! Once i was done, I would want to cuddle her a bit to relieve the pain and she would be snatched away from me (for my own good)….. #MISSPETITENIGERIABLOG full link on bio