She's Not Perfect?! Gwyneth Paltrow Suffered From Postpartum Depression
Gwyneth Paltrow's Husband Helped Her Realize She Had PPD
Even celebrities get the blues.
Such is the case with GOOP royalty herself, Gwyneth Paltrow, who suffered from postpartum depression following the birth of son Moses in 2006.
And, Gwynnie fish sticks credits her husband, Chris Martin, for helping her realize she was experiencing PPD.
On Lifetime's 'The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet', Paltrow explains, "I couldn't connect with my son the way that I had with my daughter [Apple] and I couldn't understand why."
She added, "I couldn't connect to anyone. I felt like a zombie. I felt very detached."
A lot of moms experience this level of PPD and likely shrug it off as being overtired or overextended.
Paltrow shared, "I just didn't know what was wrong with me. I couldn't figure it out. It never occurred to me. My husband actually said, 'Something's wrong. I think you have postnatal depression.' I was mortified. 'No I don't!' And then I started researching what it was and the symptoms and I was like, 'Oh, yes I do.'"
She hopes to shed a little more light on this form of post-baby depression, which celebs like Brooke Shields, Bryce Dallas Howard and Amanda Peet have also spoken of.
Paltrow is also hoping that moms can work together and move beyond judging one another, noting, "We think that it makes us bad mothers or we didn't do it right, but it's like, we're all in this together."
She explained with PPD, "There's a shame attached to it because if you say, 'I had a baby and I couldn't connect to the baby,' it's like, 'What is wrong with you?'"