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Gwyneth Paltrow Had Postpartum Depression

Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

Life may be fiestas and fun now for actress Gwyneth Paltrow, but in the May issue of Vogue, the starlet opened up about suffering from postpartum depression after son, Moses, 2 was born.

She said:

"I felt really out of my body," Paltrow says after giving birth. "I felt really disconnected. I felt really down ... I felt pessimistic."

Paltrow who also has daughter, Apple, 3 admits she didn't realize she had PPD until after the fact.

And, the golden girl isn't the first celeb to discuss her experience. To see how another actress was inspired by her bout with PPD,


Fellow actress Brooke Shields was inspired to pen the book, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression after her daughter, Rowan, 4 was born.

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Penny4545 Penny4545 9 years
just makes you think about how common PPD is. it's brave of her to come out and say something - promoting awareness.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
J Spark, read that carefully, she wasn't talking about her body being bigger. She was just explaining how she felt. PPD is not something one can control. I think it happens because of all the hormonal changes in a person after giving birth. There needs to be more research about it.
LA-Mommy712 LA-Mommy712 9 years
jspark: Is PPD really defined as dealing with your relationship with the child? A friend of mine was diagnosed with PPD, and her relationship with her child was great, but she felt so down and negative about everything else, including herself. Anyway, I think it's good anytime someone (especially someone famous) talks openly about PPD and about what it's really like postpartum. I wish I'd known how miserable the first two weeks could be. I know it's not the same for every woman, but as I sat there last July, feeling resentful about this baby in my life and then feeling terribly guilty for those emotions, I thought that I must be the only new mother to feel this way. I felt so overwhelmed and incompetent. I'd prepared so hard for a baby, wanted it so badly, and now it seemed like I was falling apart. Finally I confessed this to a couple of close friends with babies, and they said, "Are you kidding? I felt this way too!" I did not have PPD, but it was blues for sure. Everything is peachy-keen now, but it would have helped if I'd known what to expect! The books and magazines just kind of gloss over it.
jspark jspark 9 years
You've got to be kidding me. It sounds to me like she gained a little weight and went into depression. Postpartum depression has to deal with your relationship with the child not yourself.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
lol ginger. I'm not surprise she has dealt with this after her two pregnancy. She's been vocal about her dealt with depression in the pass. I hope she's all better now.
Ginger Ginger 9 years
I hope Tom Cruise doesn't show up on her doorstep to lecture her on taking vitamins for that.
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
oh my! i hope this does not happen to me. when i get down for a long time i just cant seem to do anything..... with a child. oh boy!
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