Kylie Jenner got real about battling postpartum depression twice as she offered advice to new mothers who are also struggling with the same condition.
Jenner, 25, who has daughter Stormi, five, and son Aire, one, with her ex Travis Scott, referred to her first bout with the condition as ‘very difficult’ in a candid interview with Vanity Fair Italy.
While her second time battling it was ‘more manageable’, she acknowledged just how ‘painful’ the condition can be as she advised other new mothers to stay present despite the discomfort.
‘I have experienced it. Twice. The first time was very difficult, the second was more manageable,’ she said.
‘I would tell those women not to over-think things and to live all the emotions of that moment to the fullest. Stay inside that moment, even if it is painful. I know, in those moments you think that it will never pass, that your body will never be the same as before, that you will never be the same.
‘The first time was very difficult’: Kylie Jenner got real about battling postpartum depression twice as she offered advice to new mothers who are also struggling with the same condition
‘That’s not true: the hormones, the emotions at that stage are much, much more powerful and bigger than you. My advice is to live through that transition, without fear of the aftermath. The risk is to miss all the most beautiful things of motherhood as well.’
Kylie also reflected on the joys of motherhood and described bringing her children home for the first time as ‘perhaps the most beautiful moment.’
‘Finding myself in the hospital alone with a new and unknown creature in my arms,’ she said when asked about exciting moments in parenthood.
‘It’s such a unique and special situation and it’s all about building with these little beings that you’re learning about.
‘There is another magical moment, though: when you bring your children home. It is perhaps the most beautiful moment.’
On Wednesday, she gave fans a glimpse of the newest addition to her family – her son Aire.
She shared a sweet snap of the youngster snacking in his high chair and wearing a playful bib. ‘I’m obsessed w this baby,’ she wrote in the post.
Kylie has been candid with fans about her postpartum struggles, even opening up about suffering from the ‘baby blues’ on her family’s reality show The Kardashians.
‘It’s been really hard for me,’ Kylie admitted on a 2022 episode of the show. ‘I cried non-stop all day for the first three weeks.
‘It’s just the baby blues,’ she added. ‘And then it kind of goes away.’
Getting real: Jenner discussed her battle with postpartum depression and the joys of motherhood during her interview with VF
That’s her girl! Jenner has daughter Stormi, five, pictured, and son Aire, one, with Travis Scott
Oh boy! She shared a glimpse of the newest addition to her family, Aire, on Wednesday
Kylie added she cried so much that even resting was painful: ‘To the point where I’d be laying in bed and my head would just hurt so bad.’
In a confessional, she elaborated: ‘I’m not a doctor but I read on Google, they call it “baby blues” when it doesn’t last past six weeks. After about six weeks I started to feel better. But I definitely had the case of the blues.’
She also offered words of encouragement to other mothers as she got candid about her postpartum struggles last year.
‘I just want to say to my postpartum moms that postpartum has not been easy. It’s not been easy, it’s very hard,’ she said in her Instagram Stories. ‘This experience for me, personally, has been a little harder than with my daughter.’
She added: ‘It’s not easy mentally, physically, spiritually… it’s just crazy. I didn’t want to just get back to life without saying that because I think we can look on the Internet and for other moms going through it right now, we can go on the Internet and it might look a lot easier for other people and, like, the pressure on us, but it hasn’t been easy for me.
‘It’s been hard. And I just wanted to say that. I didn’t even think I’d make it to this work out today, but I’m here and I’m feeling better, so you’ve got this.’
‘And, it’s OK not to be OK,’ she said. ‘Once I realized that, I was putting some pressure on myself, and I just keep reminding myself, I made a whole human.’
‘A beautiful healthy boy, and we have to stop putting pressure on ourselves to be back – not even physically, just mentally after birth. So ya, just sending some love. I love you guys.’
Family: Jenner pictured with her ex Travis and their daughter Stormi in 2021
Open book: Kylie has been candid with fans about her postpartum struggles, even opening up about suffering from the ‘baby blues’ on her family’s reality show The Kardashians