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In a September 2017 interview with PEOPLE, the singer opened up about twice battling PPD. "I'm used to being the rock of Gibraltar, I'm used to providing and protecting, and for postpartum times, I was devestated and it had me questioning my identity ... it had me questioning everything."
After being diagnosed about a year-and-a-half after her first pregnancy, she was prepared to face PPD again following the July 2016 birth of daughter Onyx. "I was at the ready, whether I'm adjusting this hormonally or through vitamins or through omegas or allopathic medicine or whatever, I was ready to do anything."
Morissette said she's pulling through — "I show up because I see my little kids' faces" — and is eternally grateful to husband Souleye for his support. "Even just sitting near my husband and leaning on him and hearing his heart beat ... it's so healing," she shared. She hopes by telling her story, she'll be able to help other moms going through PPD, as well.
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While filming the super-intense season 1 of Game of Thrones, Headey was diagnosed with PPD, but had to continue balancing work and motherhood to son Wylie, now 7. "I saw a doctor for the medical check, and I just burst into tears. She said I was postnatally depressed and I went, 'Am I? Why is that?' " Headey said in a 2017 interview with The Edit. She continued, "I saw a great guy and he sorted me out, but I did the first year [on GoT] in that space, figuring out motherhood and going through a weird time personally. It was tricky."
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SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
In the midst of the Trump administration's proposed American Health Care Act, Gellar opened up about her personal struggle with postpartum depression — which, under the new bill, would be considered a pre-existing condition. "Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you're prepared for," the actress wrote on Instagram, topping off her post with a call-to-action. "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."
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In Glamour‘s April cover story, the author and model penned a revealing essay about her struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety after she and husband John Legend welcomed daughter Luna Simone, 11 months. “Getting out of bed to get to set [of Lip Sync Battle] on time was painful. My lower back throbbed; my shoulders — even my wrists — hurt. I didn’t have an appetite. I would go two days without a bite of food, and you know how big of a deal food is for me,” she wrote. At her lowest point, Teigen sequestered herself at home for days at a time when she didn’t have to work. “When I wasn’t in the studio, I never left the house. I mean, never. Not even a tiptoe outside. I’d ask people who came inside why they were wet. Was it raining? How would I know — I had every shade closed,” she said.
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"I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me," the British superstar told Vanity Fair in 2016, three years after welcoming son Angelo with husband Simon Konecki. "My knowledge of postpartum — or post-natal, as we call it in England — is that you don't want to be with your child; you're worried you might hurt your child; you're worried you weren't doing a good job," she said. "But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I'd made the worst decision of my life."
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The Nashville star struggled with postpartum depression after the 2014 birth of her daughter Kaya with her fiancé, professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko. "[She] is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression," her rep told PEOPLE. On Live! with Kelly and Michael in September 2016, Panettiere opened up about the struggle, saying, "There's a lot of misunderstanding – there's a lot of people out there that think that it's not real, that it's not true, that it's something that's made up in their minds, that 'Oh, it's hormones.' They brush it off. It's something that's completely uncontrollable. It's really painful and it's really scary, and women need a lot of support."
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After delivering son Moses in 2006, the actress "felt like a zombie," she told Good Housekeeping. "I couldn't connect [to Moses]. I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother." When Coldplay frontman hubby Chris Martin suspected postpartum depression, Paltrow, whose daughter, Apple, was born in 2004, finally sought help and soon recovered.
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In her 2005 book Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression, the actress detailed her struggle after giving birth to her first child. "It was devastating to my whole family," she said in an interview with ABC. "I had gone through numerous attempts to have a baby and when I did finally have this perfect, beautiful, healthy baby and it all but destroyed me. I couldn’t hold the baby, I couldn’t do anything for the baby, I couldn’t look at the baby."