“Iron Man” Star Gwyneth Paltrow Battled With Post-partum Depression, Became A Bad Mother?

“Iron Man” Star Gwyneth Paltrow Battled With Post-partum Depression, Became A Bad Mother?

“Iron Man” Star Gwyneth Paltrow Battled With Post-partum Depression, Became A Bad Mother?

"Iron Man" star Gwyneth Paltrow, who was known to be the woman who can spend $18,000 on a wardrobe and having her own chauffeur drive her four doors down the street instead of walking, opened up on national television about her personal experience with post-partum depression.

Despite the fact that Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin may seem like the perfect couple, she didn't feel like the perfect mother after Moses was born in 2005.

"There's this shame attached to it because if you say, 'I had a baby and I couldn't connect to the baby,' it's like, 'What's wrong with you?'" she revealed. "I think we feel such shame. I just didn't know what was wrong me. I couldn't figure it out. Postpartum depression never occurred to me."

It was Martin, to whom she's been married for more than eight years, helped his wife diagnose the problem of not being able to connect to her newborn son, or anyone else for that matter. "My husband actually said, 'Something's wrong. I think you have postnatal depression,'" she recalls.

And while she admits that the symptoms may have diminished, Paltrow said that it is almost impossible to get rid of postpartum depression.

Paltrow, however, looks at the bright side, attributing the depression to introducing her to a new, important part of her life. "In a way it was hard, but it was great because that depression opened me up to spirituality," she explained.

 

 

 

 

Posted by on Sunday April 29 2012, 11:23 AM EDT. Ref: Reuters. All trademarks acknowledged. Filed under Entertainment. Comments and Trackbacks closed. Follow responses: RSS 2.0

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