Cardi B has been opening up about her feelings and her possible post partum depression since having her baby, Kulture Kiari. And I think it’s a good thing she has been so vocal since her speaking out sparks a conversation that a lot of women need to have.
Cardi B posted just the other day:
I know exactly what that feels like. I had my baby last September and sometimes I feel like I’m still going through post partum. And when you mix that with the “mommy guilt” of being a working mom and actually still wanting a career despite being devoted to your kids, it’s a mess!
Anyway, Cardi B re-posted Instagram comedian @jayversace skit to her page to show people what post partum emotions actually feel like. And this is such an accurate depiction of what it feels like after you have a baby and all you do day and night is take care of your baby.
She captioned the video:
This is how postpartum got me 😩😩The emotional struggle . BARDI vs BELCALIS.
Cardi B edited her caption to include the “Bardi vs Belcalis” after she first posted it. And I believe Bardi vs Belcalis means her younger, fun loving self vs. her older, more responsible mother self. Switching from being childless with not a care in the world, to being someone’s mother and accepting all that responsibility is no joke and the post partum feelings make it even harder.
Serena Williams also opened up about post partum emotions, she didn’t call it post partum depression because maybe it’s not a feeling of depression for her. But she said:
Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby. We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be. However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes. I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week–it’s ok–I am, too!!! There’s always tomm!
So if you’re a Mom watching this video, whether you’re a new mom or you’ve been at it for awhile. Let’s just take a page from Cardi B and Serena Williams and be willing to be vocal about our feelings like Cardi. And be willing to give ourselves a break sometimes like Serena.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think about Cardi B opening up about her post partum feelings! Do you think she’ll ever get back to the old Cardi B that she used to be? And do you think her career is still going to be on & popping once she gets back to work?
Leave a comment and let me know!