Friday 24 November 2017

Stars open up on post-natal depression

GWYNETH Paltrow (pictured) has revealed that she battled the baby blues after giving birth to her son Moses in 2006.

Gwyneth and husband Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, already had a daughter, Apple, when their son was born. The Oscar-winning actress reportedly revealed: "I just didn't feel anything. I had no maternal feelings for Moses - it was awful. I had no thoughts of harming him, thank God, but I couldn't connect and still, when I look at pictures of him at three months old, I don't remember that time."

Meanwhile, top Irish model Alison Canavan has spoken candidly about the post-natal depression she suffered following the birth of her son James in 2010.

She said she suffered before she was successfully treated for the depressive disorder: "I got anxious in public places and was not able to get my breath and had pains in my chest. This got quite bad and if I was in a shopping centre with the baby on my own, I panicked."

Other celebrities who have reportedly suffered from post-natal depression include Elle Macpherson, Courteney Cox and Gail Porter.

Post-natal depression is estimated to affect one in 10 mothers. Mild baby blues can be helped with support from family and friends, yet with PND you will need help from your GP.

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