Tia Mowry has told how the & # 39; shame & # 39; she felt about her postpartum depression led her to lie to her doctor about her sadness and anxiety.
The 41-year-old sister, sister star, together with her son Cree, eight, and daughter Cairo, 18 months, for a distribution in rompervacation issue, looking back on the struggles she encountered after the birth of her youngest child in May 2018.
& # 39; When I knew I had postpartum (depression) … I didn't want to admit that. It was that shame, & Tia said about her reaction to her symptoms, which she hid from her doctor.
Looking back: Tia Mowry started with the & # 39; shame & # 39; she felt when she realized that she had a postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter Cairo in May 2018
Family: the 41-year-old posed with her son Cree, eight and daughter Cairo, 18 months, in a spread that was featured in Romper & # 39; s holiday edition
The mother of two said she felt both deep sadness and fear that made her overwhelmed. She couldn't stop crying and was troubled by worrying thoughts, including a nagging fear that her newborn daughter would be nipped at night.
Balancing two small children became even more difficult when her husband, Cory Hardrict, left to film a television show in Puerto Rico when Cairo was only three months old.
Tia only came across her postpartum depression when one of Cree & # 39; s caretakers confronted her and pointed out that she had only left her home for a month.
The YouTube star eventually shared her with her husband and identical twin sister, Tamera Mowry, who also suffered from postpartum depression.
Postpartum struggles: Tia remembered how to stop crying and would be afraid that Cairo would somehow be smothered during the night after the birth of her second child
Realization: Tia only came across her postpartum depression clearly after one of Cree & # 39; s caregivers confronted her and pointed out that she had only left her home for a month
Help: The sister, the sister star, said she finally told her husband, Cory Hardrict, and her identical twin sister, Tamera Mowry, and they are her & # 39; support system & # 39; become
& # 39; I told my sister about it. I told my husband about it and I told my friends about it. They became my support system, & Tia said. & # 39; So if I was sad or experiencing my emotions, I would talk about it. I didn't suppress them. I think that helped. & # 39;
Tia, who did not return to her doctor for an official diagnosis, said it took about five or six months after she had had Cairo to finally & # 39; out & # 39; to feel her postpartum depression.
The actress mentions her return to work by making her feel like she is herself, and explains: & # 39; Just on the set and it's not about your breasts and a baby, it was about you again. & # 39;
The star of Family Reunion noted that she was less worried about & # 39; the snapback & # 39; after the birth of her second child compared to when she became a mother for the first time.
Looking back: Tia, who did not go to her doctor for an official diagnosis, said it took about five or six months after she had had Cairo to finally & # 39; off & # 39; to feel her postpartum depression
Routine: The actress mentions her return to work by giving her the feeling of being herself again after the birth of her second child
Changes: Tia also allowed herself to breastfeed Cairo for 13 months and remembered how she stopped breastfeeding when he was three months old because she was back at work
& # 39; I was in a show called The Game, and I was constantly in lingerie in that show, & # 39; she remembered, & # 39; so I felt under pressure … This time I said: & # 39; You know what? This is me, and this is where I am now, and if someone wants to hire me, this is what they are going to get. & # 39; & # 39;
In October, Tia proudly shared a photo of herself modeling a blue long-sleeved unitard 17 months after pregnancy.
& # 39; I did it my way and in my time, & # 39; she said about her weight loss. & # 39; Many women need #snapback right after they deliver. That was never the goal for me. I was named #vet during my # pregnancy and I was named #vet after my # pregnancy.
& # 39; Why do we do this to each other? Instead of having #love for each other? & # 39; she asked. & # 39; I will never understand that. & # 39;
Throwback: Tia (pictured one month after she welcomed Cairo in 2018) said she felt both fear and deep sorrow after her daughter was born
Pride: In October, Tia proudly shared a photo of herself modeling a blue long-sleeved unitard 17 months after pregnancy. & # 39; I did it my way and in my time, & # 39; she said about her weight loss
Family costume! Tia, Cory and their children dressed up Teen Titans for Halloween this year
Tia also felt more confident to continue breastfeeding the second time. Although she stopped breastfeeding three months after his birth because she was back at work, she was able to breastfeed Cairo until she was 13 months old.
& # 39; First of all, I'm not afraid to say this, but I have to literally pick up my breasts to see my waistline, & # 39; she joked. & # 39; Pull them up literally and be like, "Oh, there it is."
Tia's children are nearly seven years apart in age, and although disciplining two little ones can be difficult, she is determined to beat.
"I don't hit my children, and in the African-American community that is:" What? Who are you? You are not black if you do not hit your children, "she said.
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