Postpartum depression affects millions of women with only a select few understanding the changes they are experiencing. Ayesha Curry was among the majority who did not realize she was suffering from the condition after she gave birth to her daughter, Ryan Curry. The restauranteur shared her story during a recent interview on the podcast Because Life.
“It’s not anything we talked about with our moms. It was this invisible thing,” Ayesha shared during the episode. “They didn’t experience that? I don’t know,” Mrs. Curry continued. “But it was pretty bad when I look back at it.”
Ayesha Curry felt like a “failure” when she decided to stop breastfeeding her daughter at 6-months-old. Such a feeling led to the cookbook author undergoing breast augmentation to feel good about herself.
Ayesha’s choice to pursue cosmetic surgery is one that she deemed as the “worst decision” of her life. The operation led the celebrity down an even darker path of “normal depression,” which ultimately caused Ayesha to seek relief through prescribed medication.
“It’s been a journey,” Ayesha shared during her interview segment on Because Life. “It was the worst three years of my life,” the celebrity mom revealed. “I feel like I lost three years,” Ayesha admitted. “Life started to become blurry,” she added. “When I look back on that time, I was always tired, I was always saying I was sick, I always just wasn’t much fun to be around.”
Mrs. Curry went on to say that postpartum depression “came in the form of me being depressed about my body. So I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want. I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet. They’re worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again.”
Ayesha Curry and her husband, Steph Curry, have three kids – Riley, Ryan, and Canon – together. Ryan is the couple’s youngest daughter.
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