A MUM battling postnatal depression says her husband cruelly calls her “Miss Piggy” to make her lose weight.
A 32-year-old mum-of-two took to Reddit to share how the man even gets her kids to “oink” at her.
She wrote on Reddit's Am I the A**hole (AITA) subreddit: "I gave birth back in October.
"Since then, it's been extremely difficult for me to lose the baby weight… mainly due to my postpartum depression.
“I get next to no sleep attending to my children and most mornings, I can barely get out of bed, much less drive to the gym. It's been a dark few months for me.
“I've told these things to my partner 'Dave' (43 M) and though he said he understood, I don't think he really does.
“Though never explicitly stating it, he makes jokes and comments that imply I'm lazy and that he's no longer attracted to me.”
She added: “Last week, I broke down to [Dave] about not being able to lose the weight, and he said that he would push me to do so because he loves me.
"Since then, he's taken a 'Biggest Loser' approach and started calling me 'Ms. Piggy' [sic] and has instructed all of my friends and family, even my kids, to do so.
“I hate this nickname, but he says it's supposed to motivate me to lose weight.
“I think he really believes it's going to help me, but I feel really undermined while parenting because this nickname."
The hurt mum said her children started oinking at her during dinner recently, and out of frustration she started yelling at her husband.
She continued: "We have a rule not to yell in front of the kids, but we're almost always in front of the kids during quarantine and I feel so dismissed.
“The kids started crying and Dave says I'm to blame."
He's taken a 'Biggest Loser' approach and started calling me 'Ms. Piggy' [sic] and has instructed all of my friends and family, even my kids, to do so.
Many people were quick to point out to the mum that the real “pig” in the story is Dave.
One person said: "This is abuse, full stop. "And your children are learning it."
Another Redditor replied: "This is absolutely the only comment that you need to read, OP.
“And that abuse includes those comments about your attractiveness.
“You made a human, which not all of us can do. That's beautiful and so are you."
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Many women can feel emotional and anxious after the birth of their child, commonly referred to as the “baby blues”, this will only last for a few weeks after giving birth.
If these symptoms start to last longer the NHS advises that you could be suffering with postnatal depression.
Postpartum or postnatal depression affects around one in ten new mums.
The symptoms include but are not limited to: a persistent feeling of sadness, lack of enjoyment and loss of interest in the outside world, as well as your baby, and a lack of energy.
These signs can build up gradually so a lot of people don’t immediately identify that they have postnatal depression.
And a new mum shares ‘fat-shaming’ leaflet NHS sent her just seven weeks after she gave birth sparking outrage.
In similar news, another pregnant mum says she was ‘fat-shamed’ by her midwife who told her to go on a diet – but she’s only a size 12.
And a pregnant mummy blogger left devastated after being fat shamed and accused of ‘having children for benefits.
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