15 Celebs Who Opened Up About Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression can feel isolating and scary, and far too often it’s an experience that new moms are hesitant to discuss. Many women feel guilty or fear being judged, and others believe something must be wrong with them.
In reality, that’s not the case, and you don’t have to feel alone. 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression, making it surprisingly common. Even women who have abundant resources and support are not immune to postpartum depression, as evidenced by the many celebrities who have spoken out about their experiences.
Here are 15 famous moms who have shared their stories:
1. Gwyneth Paltrow
Despite a blissful experience following the birth of her oldest daughter Apple, Gwyneth Paltrow says she struggled two years later when her son Moses was born. Paltrow had difficulty feeling emotions and connecting with her new baby, describing herself as a “zombie.”
In an interview with Good Housekeeping, Paltrow voiced the fears faced by many women who struggle with postpartum depression.
“I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother and a terrible person,” she said. “I felt like a failure.”