Share their stories. Reese Witherspoon, Behati PrinslooMore celebrity moms have openedly discussed their postpartum depression.
The Big Little Lies alum had “a different experience” after each of her children’s births, she told Jameela JamilApril 2020 “[With]One child, I experienced mild postpartum symptoms. [with] one kid, I had severe postpartum where I had to take pretty heavy medication because I just wasn’t thinking straight at all,” the actress said during an episode of Jamil’s “I Weigh” podcast. “And then I had one kid where I had no postpartum at all.”
The Whiskey in TeacupsAuthor shares daughter Ava and her son Deacon with ex-husband Ryan PhillippeShe also has her son Tennessee with her husbandnd. Jim Toth. After she stopped nursing her little ones, she went through “hormonal roller-coasters.”
Witherspoon explained at the time: “No one explained that to me. I was 23 when I had my first child. I didn’t know that hormones can go into the toilet when you wean a baby. I felt more depressed than I’d ever felt in my whole life. It was scary.”
Without “guidance or help,” the Oscar winner “white-knuckled” her way back to herself despite “reaching out to [her] doctors for answers.”
The Little Fires All Around star said, “I think hormones are so understudied and not understood. … There just isn’t enough research about what happens to women’s bodies and the hormonal shifts that we have aren’t taken as seriously as I think they should be.”
As for Prinsloo, the Victoria’s Secret Angel received help from her husband, Adam LevineWhile fighting PPD.
“My husband was so incredibly supportive and always got me out of it,” the mother of two said on a June 2019 Today appearance. “I think it’s very normal, though, as a young mom and a new mom to feel helpless and to feel overly emotional, you know.”
The model added, “I think I got lucky not to have it to an extreme case, but you can see yourself spiraling.”
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