Diana Marua has had 2 kids in a span of 2 years. In that time, she has experienced things as a mother that have given her the justification to speak and advise other women/mothers and potential fathers.
She recently disclosed on her YouTube page the effects that post-partum depression had on her after the birth of her firstborn, Heaven.
The mother of 2 related that she had been overwhelmed despite having a husband and a nanny. ‘When I got Heaven, that was the worst time of my life. I got post-partum depression. I had a husband and a nanny,” she said.
‘The support system is key. My hubby started being busy, he was coming home late and had early mornings. You’ve done everything and the baby is still crying.’ said Diana explaining how bad it had been for her.
She said that the second time was the charm with Bahati being more supportive of his wife. ‘If your woman has given birth, get paternity leave, your wife needs all the support she can get. Be an inspiration to your woman. It’s a matter of time before you see your child grow. These little babies have nothing to do with whatever is going on in your life. Speak life to your children,’ she added.
What is post-partum depression? According to WebMD, it is a complex mix of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that happen in a woman after giving birth. According to the DSM-5, a manual used to diagnose mental disorders, PPD is a form of major depression that has its onset within four weeks after delivery.
The diagnosis of postpartum depression is based not only on the length of time between delivery and onset, but also on the severity of the depression.
It is linked to chemical, social, and psychological changes associated with having a baby. The term describes a range of physical and emotional changes that many new mothers experience. The good news is postpartum depression can be treated with medication and counseling.