Having a baby is a big leap for everyone. That’s why after giving birth, many mothers would usually get overwhelmed by emotions such as excitement and joy.
But in some cases, mothers can also feel fear and anxiety. These emotions can be classified from “baby blues” to a spectrum of feelings known as “postpartum mood disorders.” (Read: Four times Pope Francis revealed a soft spot for mothers)
One Pinay celebrity who has opened up about experiencing “baby blues” is Kapuso actress Iya Villania. It can be recalled that on July 18, the actress has given birth to her and her husband Drew Arellano’s third child, Alana. (Read: 3 Celebrity Moms Who Welcomed Their Baby During Quarantine)
Iya shared that after giving birth, she has been experiencing some “baby blues” which caused her to feel conscious about her body. How did she overcome it, you ask? The supermom says she vowed to be “kinder and more patient” with her body after giving birth to three kids.
80 percent of mothers worldwide experience “baby blues” after childbirth. Commonly, it causes mood swings, crying spells, and sleep deprivation for mothers. Baby blues typically begin within the first couple of weeks following childbirth and is considered to be “normal.”
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Top: Taken right after delivery (tummy is red coz it felt soooo good to scratch ??) Bottom: Taken a week after delivery with the daily use of a binder Diet: A good mix of nutritious and food that makes me happy ?? Thanks to those sending over all sorts of things from baked goods to ulam ? Workout: Round the clock breastfeeding Crazy what a mother’s body goes thru! Being so much kinder and patient with my body this time ?My body isn’t where I want it to be but I’m okay with that. It will take time and I’m in no rush ? Work starts this week but waiting it out another week before I really get moving and ease back into my regular grind ? reminding myself that recovery is just as important and enjoying every minute of it ? but I can’t wait to sweat again! ? will fill you guys in with my journey including all the things that I feel have been helping me recover this time around ? #RecoveryAfter3
In one of her recent Instagram posts, Iya proudly showed off her body after giving birth and even shared the before-and-after photos of what her body went through.
“Crazy what a mother’s body goes thru! [sic] Being so much kinder and patient with my body this time,” Iya said. (Read: 5 Inspirational Filipinos Who Didn’t Let COVID-19 Get Them Down)
Iya is known as a fitness enthusiast and many people were amazed by how her body looks after she’s welcomed her third child. But even so, Iya says her body isn’t where she wants it to be but she’s okay with it. (Read: Jennylyn Mercado’s Tips To Easing Your Child’s Worries Amid ‘New Normal’)
“It will take time and I’m in no rush,” she says about her recovery “Reminding myself that recovery is just as important and enjoying every minute of it,” she added.
A super mom, indeed!