Alanis Morissette is expecting her third child, and she’s taking stock of the lessons she learned from her previous pregnancies.
In a new article at Self, the Canadian singer opens up about suffering from postpartum depression and how she plans to deal with it this time.
“I had postpartum depression both times, both kids, just basically feels like tar had taken over my whole body and I was just underwater and I kept having that image of wanting to get above the wave,” the 45-year-old said.
“First time around I didn’t seek help for a year and four months…and the second time I waited four months,” she continued. “This time around I am not even waiting four minutes, I am going to be like, ‘Okay, everybody, even if I say I am okay I want you to resist believing me.’
“Depression has a way of taking away self-perception in a way it clouds things. I am actually going to need support and I am not going to push it away.”