Bryce Dallas Howard and Other Celebs her battle with postpartum depression

Bryce Dallas Howard is expecting her second child, described her ordeal in a recent interview and wrote about her experience on actress Gwyneth Paltrow's blog, she and her husband, actor Seth Gabel, welcomed their son Theodore in 2007, Bryce fell into severe postpartum depression. Referring to her child as an "it" and feeling disconnected and overwhelmed.

Looking back on her experience, she says, "I still mourn the loss of what could have been, but I also feel deep gratitude for those who stood by me, for the lesson that we must never be afraid to ask for help, and for the feeling of summer that still remains.The red-haired actress is not the first celebrity to share her story of the "baby blues" in hopes that others might be helped. In fact, Howard says "the danger of being silent means only that others will suffer in silence and may never be able to feel whole because of it.

Expecting the elation she felt after the birth of her daughter Apple, Paltrow says she was instead "confronted with one of the darkest and most painfully debilitating chapters of my life.My Journey Through Postpartum Depression, which Bryce Dallas Howard read and called "a revelation." Initially assuming she'd "bounce back" from her difficult labor in a few days, Shields soon recognized her worsening condition, saying "This was sadness of a shockingly different magnitude.

Nolin recalls that her first experience was difficult partly because she didn't expect to feel depressed. The 39-year-old said, "I couldn't figure out why I was so sad when I had this beautiful, healthy baby. I thought I was nuts." The second pregnancy was even worse. Crying uncontrollably for no reason."Dancing with the Stars" contestant Lisa Rinna's postpartum depression was so severe she feared she might unwillingly harm her family. Rinna says after the births of her two daughters she "had visions of knives and guns.

My Journey out of Postpartum Depression, details the suffering she went through after the birth of her seventh child (four were adopted). In an interview, the "Dancing with the Stars" contestant described depression, saying "you don't function anymore. You shut down. You feel like you are in a void. You are in the back of your head somewhere and you want to close your eyes and go away.According to Gwyneth's blog, about 1 in 10 women suffer from postpartum depression after giving birth.

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