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Gwyneth Paltrow's Struggle With Postpartum Depression: 'You Just Don't Feel Like Yourself'

Thu, December 23, 2010 2:30pm EDT by Add first Comment

SplashNews.comGwyneth admits that her bout with postpartum depression after the birth of her son, Moses, was “debilitating and scary.” Can you relate, Hollymoms?

There are many women who struggle with postpartum depression following the birth of their children and actress Gwyneth Paltrow was one of them. After she welcomed her son Moses, with husband Chris Martin, in 2006, Gwyneth suffered through a bad spell where “she didn’t know what was wrong.” Now, she sheds new light on her battle with the baby blues.

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“You don’t want anybody to know that you’re depressed or crying all the time, ” Gwyneth, 38, says in a new E! special that aired Wednesday, Dec. 22. “There’s this shame that we bring to it and it’s incredibly debilitating and scary and you just don’t feel like yourself.” Can you relate to what Gwyneth is saying?

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Although she didn’t feel depressed after the birth of her first child, daughter Apple, 6, Gwyneth proves that postpartum depression can strike any mother. Tell us Hollymoms, did you battle the baby blues?

–Leigh Blickley

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