SHOCKING! Pakistani Actress Sarwat Gilani Says She Wanted To Hurt Her Newborn Daughter After She Speaks About Battle With Postpartum Depression

Pakistani actress Sarwat Gilani had thoughts like hurting her baby and it was all postpartum depression, here's what she said

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SHOCKING! Pakistani Actress Sarwat Gilani Says She Wanted To Hurt Her Newborn Daughter After She Speaks About Battle With Postpartum Depression
Pakistani actress Sarwat Gilani recently opened up about her battle with postpartum depression, a topic that is often surrounded by stigma and misunderstanding. In a candid interview with ARY Digital, Sarwat shared her personal experience, shedding light on an issue many women face but few discuss openly. Despite having two sons previously and not experiencing postpartum depression, Sarwat was taken by surprise when she encountered the condition after the birth of her third child, a daughter.

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Pakistani Actress Sarwat Gilani 


Sarwat revealed that her awareness of postpartum depression only began after this experience. She underwent a serious surgery which delayed her first meeting with her baby by four days. This delay, coupled with the stress of recovery and the demands of a newborn, became overwhelming. She recounted a particularly distressing moment when both she and her baby struggled with breastfeeding. The emotional and physical exhaustion led her to a point where she felt she would be better off without the stress of caring for her daughter, a feeling that terrified her.

In a moment of vulnerability, Sarwat confided in her husband, Fahad Mirza, expressing her disturbing thoughts. Fahad, a cosmetology surgeon and actor, identified her symptoms as postpartum blues, a temporary state that can escalate into depression if not addressed. Sarwat emphasized that postpartum depression is not a permanent condition, urging others to understand that these feelings are a result of hormonal changes and not a reflection of one's abilities or character.

In her own words. the actress said,"She was struggling to have milk, and I too was struggling. So, I had this feeling that I should better let her go just to get rid of the stress I am going through. When I entered the room, I was crying. I told Fahad that I wanted to hurt the newborn. He told me that these are postpartum blues," she concluded.

Sarwat’s message was clear: awareness and education about postpartum depression are crucial. She encouraged people to read more about the condition to better understand and support those going through it. This knowledge can provide comfort and reassurance that these feelings are part of a mental state that can be managed and overcome.




Sarwat and Fahad married in August 2014, and together they have three children. Their eldest son, Rohan Mirza, was born in 2015, followed by their second son, Ariz Muhammad Mirza, in 2017, and their daughter in December 2023. Professionally, Sarwat is known for her role in the popular film Jawani Phir Nahi Aani, where she portrayed a pregnant Pashtun woman opposite Vasay Chaudhary. She reprised her role in the film's sequel, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2, further cementing her status as a talented actress in the Pakistani entertainment industry.

Through her openness about postpartum depression, Sarwat Gilani has not only shared her personal struggle but also contributed to a broader understanding of the condition, encouraging others to seek help and support.

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