Kaley Cuoco shares deep insights into her postpartum life
Eight weeks after giving birth to her daughter Matilda — and just a day after saying goodbye to her beloved dog — actress Kaley Cuoco is understandably drained, both emotionally and physically.
Self-care during childbirth: with a treatment designed to relax the tissue and get the lymph flow going
“Today I needed all the treatments,” the “Big Bang Theory” star wrote in an Instagram Story, which shows her exhausted on the couch with electrodes and suction cups covering her stomach and thighs. These are part of a beauty treatment called “electronic cupping” or “cupping” and which Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian and Co. have sworn by for years. The suction cups are intended to promote blood circulation and, as a result, to relieve cramps and pain caused by swelling.
Postpartum is a physically demanding time that requires space for regeneration
What some stars use to get rid of fluid retention and stimulate muscles before important photo shoots is an integral part of Kaley Cuoco’s postpartum care — a form of self-care that’s definitely not shown publicly enough. And that despite the fact that it is so incredibly important: both the stimulation and regeneration of the body and tissue that is stressed by pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, as well as the peace and quiet during the stressful time with a newborn.
Postpartum is also psychologically challenging – and a time when the risk of depression increases
Another story shows that this time is not only physically challenging for Kaley Cuoco, in which she shows her smiling daughter with the caption: “The little angel’s smile when you need it most.” You can clearly read from the story that there are also times in Kaley Cuoco’s postpartum period that aren’t so rosy and when people don’t just smile peacefully at the camera. A message that all mothers-to-be (and fathers too, by the way) can use. Because the ups and downs in such an intensive phase of life are completely normal – also in the head. Equally normal is exhaustion and the desire to feel comfortable in your own body again. Feelings that need to be listened to, whether the breaks are a walk or a beauty session. Because the postnatal phase is also one in which the risk of depression increases. In Germany, up to 15% of all mothers are affected by what is known as postnatal depression.
Why it is still so little talked about is a mystery to us – it is all the more important that people with a reach on social media draw attention to the sensitivity of this special phase after the birth!
This text was made with text passages from our GLAMOR colleagues from the USA.