Sunday, April 29, 2012
Gwyneth Paltrow Suffered From Postpartum Depression
Gwyneth Paltrow's comments in an interview on The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet
"I couldn't connect with my son the way that I had with my daughter and I couldn't understand why. I couldn't connect to anyone. I felt like a zombie. I felt very detached."
"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.'"
"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,"
"I never understand why mothers judge other mothers, like, 'What do you mean you didn't breastfeed? What do you mean you didn't do this?' It's like, 'Can't we all just be on each other's side?' It's so hard anyway. Can't we all help each other get through it?"