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Gwynnie And Bryce Talk Postpartum Depression

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Although we're usually put off by anything Gwyneth Paltrow has to say, her latest GOOP newsletter details her and Eclipse star Bryce Dallas Howard's experience with postpartum depression.

Paltrow said:

When my son, Moses, came into the world in 2006, I expected to have another period of euphoria following his birth, much the way I had when my daughter was born two years earlier. Instead I was confronted with one of the darkest and most painfully debilitating chapters of my life. For about five months I had, what I can see in hindsight as postnatal depression, and since that time, I have wanted to know more about it.

Considering she has everything in the world, this may help other women to admit their feelings and let them know it's not their fault.

And the then 25-year-old Bryce suffered from daily breakdowns, the inability to go downstairs for a meal and lashing out at her family.

Bryce added:

My husband began shooting a television series, and late evenings when he returned home, I would meet him at the door, shaking with fury, "I've hit the wall and gone through it, and I feel I am expected to go further." He would ask what he could do to help, but knowing there was nothing he could do, I screamed expletives at him, behavior he had never experienced in the seven years we had been together.

Sad. Glad they pulled through.

[Image via WENN.]

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14 comments to “Gwynnie And Bryce Talk Postpartum Depression”

  1. 1

    Do we have a book about this coming out where WE have to be just a depressed about YOUR DEPRESSION as you are?

  2. 2

    Hey, Porky, I bet your mother is still suffering from severe depression after giving birth to you.

  3. 3

    I don't think most women think that Gwynth Paltrow has everything, or for that fact, think about Paltrow that much, if at all. Especially new mothers. New mothers going through post partem depression-let's see, they have difficulty getting out of bed, doing even the simpliest things like brushing their hair and they have to take care of a newborn, they are not going to be sitting around reading about a hollywood celebrity that CAN HIRE SOMEONE TO DO THE THINGS THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO DO, due to depression. hire a therapist to come to their home, etc. Yes, Paltrow's story 'I have everything and can sink too' will just bring them straight out of it. NOT!!!!!!!

  4. 4

    Well at least she is talking about it and getting it out in the open, that even Hollywood stars can suffer from it. Unless you have been through it, it sucks. I had twins and even though I could still get up and function, I still felt very sad, like a black cloud was hovering over me. You must seek help if you are finding it too hard to deal with after having a baby…postpartum can show up even a few years after the fact.

  5. 5

    I know exactly how that feels…went through it for much longer time than they did…i went from post natal depression to full blown depression. It's sad..because that should've been one of the happiest times of my life..but it wasn't ..i was miserable..so miserable to not even enjoy my baby.. I took good care of her..but i was like a robot….no emotions…thank God she was too young to remember that. I look at her now and it's always my one regret…that i really didn't enjoy her as a baby. But trust me..i'm making up for it ten folds…..

  6. 6

    Can this Gwynth ever talk about anything but herself???? I think this woman is a born narcissist. Maybe even a sociopath. GTFOY Gwen.

  7. 7

    So sad this happens, family should notice and help get new moms to a doctor. Some women lose their shit and harm their babies, because they think they are such horrible mothers.

  8. 8

    Re: WMariah – I had the same issue. I was even hosptialized for it. I feel your pain!!

  9. 9

    I'm surprised she can even remember giving birth and being a mother!, her head is so full of herself!

  10. 10

    I've seen lots of my friend go through this and many times the real problem is unsupportive, clueless husbands. I'm not saying there are no true cases out there, I just think there are far fewer than what is reported, and far more cases of women who have no time to recover from childbirth & bearing.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


    WTF. Howard comes from and makes MONEY. Get some freaking help at home, and then get some freaking help outside the home. Most women do it under financial hardship with NO support. I empathize, but not by much.

  12. 12

    When is she going to learn that people don't want to hear about the after birth or when her water broke at the grocery store. We all have problems, and her incessant whining is getting old.

  13. 13

    Umm…I can almost guarantee that the haters have no children. I think it was pretty cool of them to put this out there, and although they have tons of money I truly don't think that matters for this. I have suffered from depression and if I had lots of $ it wouldn't have mattered a bit.

  14. 14

    I hate Paltrow so much more and more each day. It's always about her. ME ME ME. It was such a dark chapter in her life when her nanny was taking care of her newborn and the nanny asked off for a day!! THE HORROR! She had to watch her child for a whole day and actually had to change the babys diaper one time. It was really a sad time in poor paltrow's life. HAHAHAHA NOT!