Thursday April 18, 2024

Ileana D'Cruz opens up about her 'incredibly tough' postpartum depression

Ileana D'Cruz revealed that she will be returning to work soon

By Anika Khan
March 02, 2024
Ileana DCruz says she doesnt find time for herself since embracing motherhood
Ileana D'Cruz says she doesn't find time for herself since embracing motherhood

Ileana D'Cruz, Bollywood actress has revealed how she struggles to find time for herself since becoming a mother of son, Koa Phoenix Dolan, whom she welcomed last year.

Taking to her Instagram account on Saturday, the 37-year-old actor shared a post, with a lengthy caption, in which she talked about postpartum depression isn't talked about enough and some days are really hard. 

Ileana also posted a picture of herself without makeup, lying in bed wearing a robe.

She captioned, Hi … It’s been a while since I’ve really taken a photo of myself or posted something on here…Between being a full time mama and keeping house, I don’t seem to find time for myself."

"I’m mostly in pjs and a messy unattractive mom bun to keep my hair away from my munchkin’s little grabby hands and so the thought of pouting for a selfie just doesn’t really cross my mind haha."

Revealing how she went through tough days, the Main Tera Hero actress penned, "Truth is it’s been incredibly tough some days. Being sleep deprived doesn’t help lol Definitely not trying to come across as complaining because this darling child has been the most beautiful thing to happen to me. But we just don’t talk about postpartum depression enough."

"It’s very real. And it’s an incredibly alienating feeling. And I’m trying every day to work on making some time to get myself feeling better. A 30min workout and 5 min shower post that works wonders really. But sometimes I can’t manage that."

Disclosing that she is currently focusing on making a comeback, Ileana wrote, "So what I’m trying to say is I’m working on coming back here and giving you a glimpse into my new life now. Which I love btw- there’s so many amazing things that have happened to me and it’s been an emotional overwhelming journey."

"I just haven’t been one of those moms who’ve “bounced back” immediately. I’m being kinder on myself and my body and getting to a stronger healthy me at my own pace. But I’m coming back That’s all. Thanks for sticking around and reading," she concluded.