"When my son, Moses, came into the world in 2006, I expected to have another period of euphoria following his birth, much the way I had when my daughter was born two years earlier. Instead I was confronted with one of the darkest and most painfully debilitating chapters of my life."
Basically, having a baby is worse than breaking up with Brad Pitt AND Ben Affleck. Even better, star of The Village, Bryce Dallas Howard gets in on the action, in an effort to share Gwyneth's pain:
I recently saw an interview I did on TV while promoting a film. In it, I was asked about my experience with post-partum depression and as I watched, I cringed. I said things like “It was a nightmare,” or “I felt like I was in a black hole.” But I couldn’t even begin to express my true feelings. On screen, I had seemed so together, so okay, as if I had everything under control. As I watched, it dawned on me. If I had been able to truthfully convey my ordeal with post-partum depression under the glare of those lights, I most likely would have said no words at all. I simply would have stared at the interviewer with an expression of deep, deep loss.
That would have been an awesome interview. But wait. It gets
And finally, Bryce finds an answer, in the most unexpected of places:
A friend invited me to a “pow-wow” of mothers (in a tepee nonetheless); there we talked about the trials and tribulations of motherhood.
The rest of the newsletter features doctors talking all about homeopathic, emotionally sensitive treatments for post-partum depression, but quite frankly, I think they should have provided information about homeopathic, emotionally sensitive methods of birth control...