Brooke Shields has been open about her struggle with postpartum depression after welcoming her daughter Rowan in 2003. After giving birth to her second daughter, Grier, in 2006, Shields was prepared to ask for another prescription of antidepressants should the feelings return. She said:
"We think and we feel that we should just be able to handle it on our own. . . . I finally had a healthy beautiful baby girl and I couldn't look at her. I couldn't hold her and I couldn't sing to her and I couldn't smile at her . . . All I wanted to do was disappear and die."