9 Celebrity Moms Share Their Postpartum Depression Battles

Maressa Brown Health Check

brooke shieldsMany debilitating conditions go unheard of until they're lent a voice by someone famous. Thankfully, for many women suffering from postpartum depression, actresses and stars galore have come out of the woodwork to admit they were affected, too. Unlike "baby blues" -- marked by mood swings and crying spells that come and go pretty quickly -- postpartum depression, which affects up to 13 percent of women, can linger longer and be more intense. The condition can also create challenges with caring for your little one and other daily tasks. In other words, it can be downright debilitating, and women suffering from it need support.

If only for that reason, it's heartening to see celebrities speaking and writing about their own personal experiences with the condition. Here, 9 stars' most poignant quotes about postpartum depression ...

What do you think of the comment in #8? Can you identify?


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