17 Celebrities Who Battled With Postpartum Depression

17 Celebrities Who Battled With Postpartum Depression
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Giving birth is never easy, but sometimes, the postpartum experience can be even harder. Although there's definitely still a stigma around the subject, more and more women have been opening up about their struggle with postpartum depression, and that includes celebrity moms. Moms who feel they might be suffering from PPD often search for answers (and help) behind the scenes. Others, however, have made it a point to be transparent about what the journey with postpartum depression looks like, impacting many women who are going through the same thing.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 9 women will experience depression after birth in the United States, with that number increasing to 1 in 5 in certain states. It can be scary and heartbreaking not to be blissfully happy with a newborn, and it makes sense that many moms don't want to talk about the feelings they're experiencing -- especially when they're mentally in such a dark place.

But for women suffering from postpartum depression following childbirth, it can be a huge relief to find out that others have gone through the same thing and ended up on the other side.

Here are celebrity moms who have been totally open about struggling with postpartum depression. It's a lot more common than people might think, and hopefully, these women sharing their stories will help others come forward and get the help they need.

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