Sierra Leonean blogger Hawanatu Konneh recently shared her postpartum journey with her followers on social media, offering an honest and relatable account of her experiences. In a Facebook post, Konneh reflected on her first week after giving birth via C-section, acknowledging the physical pain she experienced but also expressing gratitude for her supportive husband and family members who helped with household tasks and caring for the baby.
Konneh also spoke candidly about the emotional toll of postpartum recovery, admitting that she felt overwhelmed and anxious at times. However, she encouraged other new moms to seek support from loved ones and to prioritize self-care, whether that means taking a nap or indulging in a favorite hobby.
As Konneh continued to heal and adjust to life with a newborn, she reveals having exercise . “We walked a longer distance today, and i’m gaining my strength back,” she wrote. “(I’m not over-doing it, i promise!).”
Konneh’s post resonated with many of her followers, who praised her for sharing her journey and offering encouragement to other new moms. By being open and honest about the challenges of postpartum recovery, Konneh has built a supportive community online and helped to break down the stigma surrounding mental health struggles during this time.
Read her full post
“🌸🌸1 Week PostPartum 🌸🌸
We walked a longer distance today, and i’m gaining my strength back. (I’m not over-doing it, i promise!) It honestly feels weird not having my bump anymore, or carrying all the extra fluid lol, but overall I feel great!!! I can’t believe one week ago I gave birth 🥺time slow down just a teeny bit please. The C-Sections pains were 100% worth it.”