When actress Solenn Heussaff gave birth to her and husband Nico Bolzico’s first child, Thylane Katana, with it apparently came bouts of depression.
Heussaff spoke about that phase she went through after she gave birth in her Instagram page today, Nov. 10, where she also shared a photo from her maternity shoot.
“Though pregnancy is the best thing I have experienced, there is a lot you go through people don’t always talk about. Postpartum. AKA your mental health and state,” she stated.
After giving birth to her daughter, Heussaff dealt with a state of depression and self-pity. She looked back on how devastated she felt about her physical state.
“I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror, didn’t want people to come visit me, wanted to diet but couldn’t because feeding my baby was a priority, being conscious about the dark spots on my tummy, the way my armpits looked, feeling useless because no matter how much I ate my baby was crying from hunger because of my low milk supply and the list goes on,” she recalled.
Heussaff believes that “no one truly understands it unless they go through it.”
“All of these feelings are normal but I hated myself for feeling this way because I felt I was being selfish,” she explained. “And it is important to talk to people about how you feel and to be ok with it. YOU are important.”
Since giving birth and despite the depression she had to deal with, Heussaff has consistently interacted with her fans via Instagram, where she shares random daily moments with her baby or engages in antics with Bolzico. JB