Jamie Otis and her husband Doug welcomed their son Hendrix in May. Jamie has been extremely transparent with her journey to parenthood, her miscarriages, and more. The transparency has made her a beacon of hope to many women who have gone through miscarriages.
Recently, Jamie Otis shared a part of postpartum life that isn't always talked about: Postpartum hair loss.
For anyone in the public eye, it is important to always put your best foot forward. For a small group of public figures, they believe in being completely real. Jamie Otis is a public figure who has been 100% real since we were introduced to her, many moons ago (don't forget, she was on The Bachelor in 2012).
Otis, 34, posted a video on Instagram, showing her 'bald spots.' She also shared her experience with postpartum depression. She had days where she didn't get out of bed (girl, so relatable!).
âShe didn't talk about her depression at first because she didn't want people to think she was looking for pity. She is hoping that her journey will help others as they navigate postpartum life.
Jamie's struggle is incredibly relatable. After I had my son, my hair fell out in clumps! No one warned me about the hair loss. I was also somewhat ill-prepared for the postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety that crept up on me a few weeks after I had my son. On top of all that, my son had colic for the first 3 months of his life. I was a tired, depressed, anxiety-ridden, balding first-time momma!
Eventually, the hair loss subsided, as well as the postpartum depression and anxiety. The last time I was at the hair salon, which was this past June, my stylist said I had baby hairs coming in (2 and a half years after giving birth to my son)!
Ladies, if you are experiencing hair loss, the hair does grow back. It takes a while, but it will come back! Also, the depression doesn't last forever either. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Even if you think you are failing as a mother, your baby will tell you otherwise. You are their superhero! You are feeding them, bathing them, changing their poopy diapers, playing with them, and teaching them on less than an hour of sleep a day. Give yourselves a round of applause for being rock stars!
I want to thank Jamie Otis for being so inspirational to struggling mamas. I've been following her since she was on MAFS, and she is so engaging with her followers. She has helped so many mamas out there.
Keep on being a fierce goddess, Jamie! We love you!
PS- I love how real Jamie is with postpartum bodies. Her body birthed 2 legends (and a guardian angel), and I think she is fabulous! Work it, mama!