Geoff Eigenmann's partner Maya admits going through postpartum anxiety

by Nikko Tuazon
Jul 29, 2018
Maya, Geoff Eigenmann, and their daughter, 10-month-old Arabella Simonein

Geoff Eigenmann's partner Maya opened up about her struggle with postpartum anxiety in an Instagram post on Tuesday, July 24.

The Star Music singer, also known as Angeli Mae Flores, said she has been in such a state since September 2017 after giving birth to baby Arabella Simonein.

She wrote, "I tend to keep quiet when it comes to my mental health, but postpartum anxiety does not get talked about nearly enough.

"You can’t tell by looking, but when this picture was taken, I was suffering from postpartum anxiety."

Maya continued, "At times I couldn’t leave the house, I would cry uncontrollably when I’m alone.

"What it really feels sometimes is a crushing guilt of wave that you’re not a good enough mother/partner/person.

"Or one minute you’re fine, playing with a cute tiny human you made, and the next you feel an overwhelming sense of panic that bubbles up from your chest and suddenly you’re crying and you cannot stop.

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"It’s [oftentimes] feeling very very alone. (even though you’re rarely alone)"

Maya later revealed that talking to her partner and having a good support system got her through it.

"The truth is you’re not alone. I’m here. We’re all here.

"I’m working my best to get a handle on it but so far what I feel has helped me the most is talking about it to someone.

"Why don’t we talk about these things more? There’s no shame in asking for help.

"Bringing a new life into this world changes us in so many ways and is such a huge adjustment. There’s obviously so much good, but definitely challenges as well.

"If you’re having a hard a time. Please know what you’re feeling is NORMAL and reach out to a friend, partner, or even me. Let’s talk.

"Find your mama tribe and lean in. We’re all in this together after all."

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In a separate Instagram post, the "Ambon" singer thanked everyone who showed their support.

She also reminded moms who are also having the same experience not to be afraid and reach out.

Maya said, "So overwhelmed by all the love and support from my family and friends and to all the Mamas who reached out and shared their stories.

"I hope this will help moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings.

"Don’t let this struggle become your identity. Give yourself time, gentle, warm loving time.

"And practice to create this stream of love that you are so worthy of...Allow yourself to feel the things you are afraid to feel.. surrender, let it hurt.

"Allow yourself to rediscover, And then when you’re ready, whenever it maybe, Let it go.

"Then.. Rise and radiate light that shines to the most important people in your life.. Let’s all heal together."

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