The family members congratulate each other, a baby is born. Somewhere behind the curtains, the mother is still being operated, she just had a c-section surgery after going through a marathon two days of labour. She’s exhausted, her body has gone through a lot, she wants to sleep, there’s a drop of water in her eyes and a smile on her face, a mother is born.
She’s kept on pain medication for days, recovering from a surgery is not easy. She’s petrified to even touch her belly, which is now numb and bears a permanent scar. She shudders at the thought of turning to her sides while sleeping. All that she wants to do now is just lay down and sleep unperturbed for hours, but that is out of the question.
She’s woken up from her deep sleep as it’s time to nurse her tiny one. Unable to even sit on her own, she’s taught how to hold the baby with utmost care and learn the nuances of nursing. Swollen breasts and sore nipples only add to her woes. After labour, breastfeeding is another painful nightmare that she goes through.
She’s then asked to start walking, a little bit of movement will help in recovering sooner. The body still feels heavy, the belly still looks pregnant and she feels dizzy as she takes her first step to walk. Next, she’s advised to take a shower, her heart skips a beat when she looks at herself in the mirror. Not just physically, even mentally she goes through a pain. That’s the onset of postpartum depression and it makes her life miserable.
She cries when nobody’s watching, she’s sad about losing her lustrous hair, she’s fed up of taking medicine and can’t bear any more pain. While her mind wanders and weaves wired thoughts, her baby looks at her with those big eyes and suddenly smiles, taking away all her pain and making her feel wonderful. You are the most beautiful one for your baby.
That was me. I felt miserable after giving birth. I was depressed and everything around me was frustrating. I was irritated and agitated by every single thing. I looked horrible, didn’t even feel like combing my hair. Amidst all the woes, the only source of happiness was the dimpled smile of my baby. His eyes would twinkle every time he saw me. With a smile so bright, he took away all my sadness and made me feel beautiful from within.
It’s you, it’s me and it’s every new mom. You are beautiful. Believe in it.
Everything that your body has endured in the last nine months has only made you stronger, more than that you can imagine of. If you are a new mom and you are going through this phase, stay calm and you’ll emerge stronger and more beautiful than ever. If you are a mom who has gone through this experience, you know what I am talking about, you know you are truly beautiful.
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