Actress Sanjjana Galrani gets Real about Post Partum struggles and Balancing Career with Motherhood - House Of Zelena

Actress Sanjjana Galrani gets Real about Post Partum struggles and Balancing Career with Motherhood

*This is a podcast interview in the series - Regular Moms | Regular Birthing Stories* 

Today we're sharing the inspiring story of Sanjjanaa Galrani who is a very renowned South Indian actress and activist and also a mother to a 10 month old baby boy.


 She is incredibly honest as she shares her journey of motherhood which she managed along with a demanding career and turned it into a rewarding exeperience.


In the interview Sanjjanaa expresses her apprehensions about trying to conceive at an older age and about the excitement she felt after finding out she's pregnant!

She shares in great detail about the challenges she faced in pregnancy like back pain and the challenges she had to deal with post partum like recovering from a painful C-section and learning to handle well meaning advice from everyone around her respectfully.

She speaks about loving her career and how she maintains a balance in her work life and motherhood. She inspires new moms on the fact that it’s possible to be a professional, working mother and still feel a sense of fulfillment.

Sanjjanaa offers many suggestions and advices to post partum mothers to help them adjust to the new life! She talks about politely setting boundaries, prioritizing tasks and getting the needed help to make post partum journey smooth! She focusses on the importance of starting a family and why she chose motherhood along with a super successful and critically acclaimed career to balance alongside!


Above all, Sanjjanaa is the embodiment of positivity, compassion and strength as she inspires every new mother to not be afraid of the struggle, to be bold and to continue doing what they love!

Motherhood isn't the end of your work life dream, its the addition of another dream in the form of your adorable baby!


We have so much to learn from Sanjjanaa!


We hope you find her story inspiring and it helps you in your journey of motherhood!

Watch her entire video interview here :

You can also hear it in podcast (audio only) here :

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Meymillod

What It's Really Like to Be a Working Mom After Baby?

Going back to work in the post partum period can be stressful and confusing. What can you do to make it smoother?

As a working mom, you know very well that the post partum period is a challenging one. After you've brought your new little bundle of joy into the world, the last thing you want to think about is returning to work. But sometimes, it's absolutely necessary.

If you're considering coming back to work after having your baby (or if you're already in the thick of it) it can be a huge adjustment. Many working moms feel like they have to choose between their career and their family—but it doesn't have to be this way!

In this blog post, I'm going to provide a look into what life is really like as a working mom after baby. We'll talk about the struggles and joys, and explore some tips and strategies for managing post partum life while still staying focused on your career goals. Let's jump in!

The Reality of Post Partum Struggles

As a mom, you know all too well the joys that come with having a baby—but you also understand the challenges of the post partum period. Becoming a working mom on top of that? Well, this is a whole new kind of challenge.

The reality is that after a baby, it's not just about returning to work, but managing the demands of work and mothering at the same time! It's difficulty finding balance in your life since there are no off switches for either role—and it results in feeling like you're constantly juggling, running on empty and overwhelming anxiousness.

On top of that, being a working mom often means having to overcome things like childcare challenges and lack of support system at home and in the workplace. You'll have to figure out how to maintain relationships with coworkers while also taking care of your personal obligations as a mom. It can be an incredibly difficult situation to manage without help.


We all have heard the saying that we are supposed to have kids like we don't have to work, and work like we don't have kids!

Navigating Career Decisions After Baby

This is my most favorite part to write about since I have experienced this first hand as a working mom. There was a time I was exhausted beyond words and it did feel like I will have to choose between having a child and my career. Its okay to make the decision that best suits your family, however its good to know that you don't need to choose!

When maternity leave is ending its good to start deciding whether to continue in the same role or job, whether to switch companies, stay working or find other options.

At the end of the day, you want to make sure you're making the right decision for yourself and your family. Here are some things to consider when navigating your career decisions after baby:

  1. Job satisfaction: Is this job something that truly fulfills you? Are there aspects of it that are draining or uncomfortable? Before making any decisions, have an honest conversation with yourself and consider if this is something that still aligns with your career goals.
  2. Working hours: Consider how many hours a week you plan on working so you can be sure to meet both your financial and emotional needs. Weigh any risks involved in potentially taking on more responsibilities at work compared to having less income but more time for parenting.
  3. Work flexibility: Look into companies that offer flexible work arrangements so you can balance both your family and career commitments. There may be options out there such as remote working or part-time roles where you don't have to sacrifice one for the other!
  4. Prioritize projects and tasks at work. When everything seems like an urgent task, break down those tasks into manageable chunks and focus on the ones that are most important first—it will help reduce stress and free up more time for self-care or bonding with your baby.
  5. Utilize technology whenever you can For example, online tools make it possible for you to stay connected with colleagues while also spending as much quality time with your new baby as possible -- no need to feel guilty about missing work meetings or events!
  6. Set boundaries where needed Don’t feel bad about setting boundaries between home life and work life; try setting regular office hours each week so that you can have the freedom to enjoy time with your little one without feeling guilty about it later on down the line!

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