A viral video has captured the moment a new mom declined to hold her newborn baby shortly after giving birth.

In the video, a nurse brought the baby to the new mother in the hospital ward just moments after what is presumed to have been a stressful labor, but she refused to touch or hold the child.

While one would have expected her to take the baby from the nurse and cradle, she used her hand gesture to tell the nurse to still keep the baby.

The nurse tried again, but the clearly exhausted mother kept a frown on her face and refused to look at the baby.

Watch video below,

See some reactions that trailed the video as you scroll.

@salveekee, “If you haven’t given birth or don’t have idea of what’s wrong with the lady, don’t type trash”.

@cerenza675, “She is suffering from postpartum depression, this is the part of motherhood that people don’t see often! It’s not always joy for all new mums… God bless all mothers 🙌❤️”.

@beckyfundz1, “No Amount of pain would made me give my own baby that I carried for 9 good months such look 😢 at least a little smile is okay not the way she reacted. Nothing una fit tell me abeg . Which kind strong face be that”.

@apeke_xo, “God bless Me and the beautiful woman❤️ reading this”.

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