Swara Bhasker Elaborates On Dealing With Postpartum Depression, Remarks, 'Adapting To This New Life'

First-time mommy and actress, Swara Bhasker confessed about dealing with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, Raabiyaa.

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Swara Bhasker Elaborates On Dealing With Postpartum Depression, Remarks, 'Adapting To This New Life'

Swara Bhasker has been one such actress who has been quite up front and vocal about the various aspects of her life. Be it sharing her unfiltered opinion on politics, correcting people’s stigma over inter-caste marriages or her choice of unconventional films, the diva has always created a mark for herself in the crowd. And recently, Swara again set an example by candidly opening up about a crucial part of her life.

Swara Bhasker reveals how postpartum depression has made her feel off lately

In a candid confession to ETimes, Swara Bhasker opened up about suffering from postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, Raabiyaa. She mentioned that while the condition is different for each and every woman out there, in her condition, she feels like adapting to a new life and a new person herself. Swara mentioned:

“Postpartum depression is personal and unique to each person. The degrees are different, the experience is singular. Its one of those experiences that unless you’ve been through it, there is actually no way of understanding what it is and what it does to you. I am only eight months postpartum so I’m in the throes of adapting to this new life, new body, new soul and new me. I haven’t isolated myself.”

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Swara credits her family and her husband, Fahad for taking care of her postpartum depression

Moving forth in the revelation, Swara Bhasker credited her family members for patiently handling her situation and taking good care of her while she dealt with postpartum depression. She added how she was happy to lean on them for aid and support. Moreover, Swara also spoke fondly about her husband, Fahad, for being there with her at all times, and prepped her to deal with it. In her words:

“I would just start weeping every day at sundown or the minute Fahad and I got a moment alone. In fact, Fahad has been my greatest comfort during postpartum depression and I’ve been able to talk to him about everything I feel without guilt or shame or fear of judgement. My parents have been our rocks, and I stayed at my parents’ house for seven months even after my delivery because they were my safe space.”

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When Swara slammed a news outlet for body shaming her and citing she lost work due to weight gain

Back on June 4, 2024, Swara Bhasker called out a news portal for blatantly body shaming her. The actress shared a screengrab of the headlines which claimed that she lost out on a lot of work due to her weight gain. Giving a sassy reply to it all, Swara took to her X handle and issued an angry reaction to it. Sensitising how she had just given birth to her daughter, the actress said:

“For those who cannot read the Devanagari script, this is a leading Hindi newspaper handle that thinks it is newsworthy that a recent mom, who birthed a child a few months ago, put on weight! Can someone please explain the physiology of childbirth to the geniuses..." 

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Swara Bhasker claimed that she rushed into marriage with Fahad Ahmed

On February 16, 2024, Swara Bhasker took to her IG handle and dropped an adorable post for her husband, Fahad Ahmed on their first wedding anniversary. Along with a bunch of special pictures which dated back to some of the most important moments of their life, the actress penned a note, wherein she expressed her feelings. Swara admitted that although she rushed into marriage with Fahad, it was ultimately pure love that won above all.

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What do you think about Swara Bhasker’s revelations?

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