Sarah Michelle Gellar
“Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you’re prepared for,” Gellar wrote in an Instagram post, revealing her struggles with postpartum depression after the birth of her seven-year-old daughter. “I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born. I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for. To those of you going through this, know that you’re not alone and that it really does get better. And if you believe that postpartum depression should be covered by healthcare, please take a moment and go to callmecongress.com today, find your rep’s numbers and let them know.”
In March of 2016, Chrissy Teigen went public with her post-partum battle in an interview with Glamour magazine. The mother-of-one shared her debilitating experience with readers, revealing that she would go days without eating or leaving the house. “Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch and rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed," she told the magazine. "John [Legend] would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row. I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to go upstairs when John went to work. There was a lot of spontaneous crying.”
Adele depended on fellow mothers in her battle with postpartum depression, she revealed while sitting down with Vanity Fair in November 2016. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me… My friends who didn’t have kids would get annoyed with me… whereas I knew I could just sit there and chat absolute mush with my friends who had children, and we wouldn’t judge each other,” she told the magazine.
Her postpartum symptoms eventually lifted after she began allowing herself personal time away from her son Angelo. “I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the f**k I want without my baby. A friend of mine said, ‘Really? Don’t you feel bad?’ I said, I do, but not as bad as I’d feel if I didn’t do it.”
The “Nashville” star successfully sought treatment for postpartum depression, but then subsequently decided to re-entered treatment. She told Australia’s TV Week, “Unfortunately, I experienced postnatal depression. You’re just miserable to be around. It’s really scary and lonely … I just thought, ‘Does this mean there’s something wrong with me?’ ”
Drew Barrymore revealed she suffered postpartum depression after her daughter Frankie’s birth, admitting, “I really got under the cloud.”
Gwyneth Paltrow is another celeb who made public her struggles with postpartum depression after giving birth to her son, Moses. She said that her husband at the time, Chris Martin, was the one who made her realize she had depression.
Brooke Shields says she fought the "mother lode" of emotional battles when she found herself suffering from postpartum depression.
After giving birth to twins Nelson and Eddy, Celine Dion experienced mood swings and dramatic loss of appetite all related to postpartum.
Back in 2005 Courteney Cox revealed she "went through a really hard time – not right after the baby, but when (Coco) turned 6 months."
Bryce Dallas Howard
“Jurassic World” star Bryce Dallas Howard described postpartum as hitting “a wall” in her article on Goop. http://goop.com/bryce-dallas-howard-on-the-emptiness-of-postpartum-depression/
Alanis Morissette became depressed back in 2010 after having her little boy, Ever Imre. “I just thought it was a swampy chapter, if I soldiered it out, that it would go away,” the singer told us at the time.
Britney Spears reportedly suffered from postpartum depression back in 2008.
Amanda Peet said that the feelings of euphoria she enjoyed while pregnant "all came crashing down the second [Frankie] was born.