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Name: Rowan Francis Henchy

Birthday: May 15th, 2003

Famous for: Being the firstborn daughter of actress and model Brooke Shields and her husband, Chris Henchy; also being the catalyst for Brooke deciding to write a book about the postpartum depression she experienced after Rowan’s birth.

Siblings: Younger sister Grier Hammond, 13 months.

Names:Brooke explains Rowan’s name in her book, Down Came The Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. She says,

Click Continue reading for more, including Rowan’s birth story, more on PPD, her hip dysplasia, Brooke’s one connection to her as an infant, her reaction to Grier, and a gear and photo roundup.

Birth story: Rowan was conceived after seven rounds of fertility treatments and one miscarriage. Of the experience of Rowan’s birth, Brooke said,

On initial problems: hip dsyplasia, lack of nursing support, and postpartum depression:

– Rowan presented with hip dysplasia, an instability of the hip joint, at birth, and had to wear a harness for the first few months of her life. Every time they tightenedthe harness, Rowan would scream. Chris always tightened the harness -Brooke didn’t want to. Rowan even had tobe baptized in the harness. Brooke wrote about how beautiful Rowanlooked in her dress, but that the harness sticking out underneath wasjust heartbreaking.

– Family encouraged Brooke to stop nursing, even though it was her only connection to her daughter while suffering from PPD. Brooke says,

-On her PPD:

On her new sister:

Gear and Fashion:


Rowan wears Splendid’s Peony Cam Hoody ($65) and matching pants ($55).


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