More and more celebrity mom’s are coming out and supporting each other on their experiences with Postpartum Depression. I truly hope for those who are going through this, or have gone through this, it helps you feel a little more connected to others!
I did not go through postpartum but have seen many friends go through this.
Drew Barrymore says that her life with her two young daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 18 months, and husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, 38, is “is an abundance,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “It’s perfect and totally imperfect.”
Drew tells us that after she gave birth to Frankie, she sensed something might be a little off. “I didn’t have postpartum the first time so I didn’t understand it because I was like, ‘I feel great!’ The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand, It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud.”“I just got right on the idea of, where do I need to be the most? Fifty-fifty would be ideal but life doesn’t work like that. Life is messy, tt was just really challenging and I felt overwhelmed. I made a lot of decisions and I definitely changed my work life to suit my parenthood.”