Hollywood actress and founder of Goop (infamous for overpriced fennel leaves and vagina steamers) Gwyneth Paltrow, has opened up about her struggles of being a mum and they're surprisingly relatable.
The mum-of-two opened up about her secret heartache during an episode of her Goop podcast, "I had terrible postnatal depression, which I think it was really shocking to me because I never thought that I would be a person who got postnatal depression".
She explained that she experienced the postnatal depression after giving birth to her second child, Moses.
‘I was so euphoric when Apple was born, and I assumed it would happen with Mosey and it just… it took a while.’ She then described how she ‘went into a dark place.’
This isn't the first time Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about her postnatal depression. In 2016 she admitted that she didn't know what was wrong and 'couldn't figure it out.' She didn't realise she was experiencing postnatal depression and it had never crossed her mind.
In 2016 on 'The conversation with Amanada de Cadenet' Gwyneth told the host, “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.”
Gwyneth's case of PND was classed as low grade and she told Entertainment Tonight that she did not need to be hospitilised.
Postnatal depression affects more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. The NHS advises that it is important to seek help as soon as possible if you feel you may be depressed. If you are finding things unmanigable, please check out our helpful guide for more information.
In other news, Gwyneth is currently keen for her ex-husband, Chris Martin, to walk her down the aisle at her upcoming wedding to Brad Falchuk. This has raised an eyebrow or two, as Chris Martin is also the father of their two children together. Why not, eh.
Written by Lucy Hollis