Help at hand for new moms
Many Bengaluru support groups are stepping up to help women suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). The spotlight is on the condition yet again.
Around 10% of the members of Breastfeeding Support for Indian Women (BSIM) are from Bengaluru.
Adhunika Prakash, the founder of BSIM, says, “Whenever we see a member excessively worried, we advise her to invest time in herself and approach a professional for help.” Having gone through the phase herself, Adhunika shares her stories with members. “Especially since the pandemic set in, things have been worse. There are long periods where mothers are confined at home,” she says. The group’s website features articles on postpartum depression and self-care.