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9 Celebrity Quotes About Postpartum Depression That'll Help You Feel Less Alone


Seeing them enjoy exotic vacations and lavish kiddie birthday parties with nannies in tow can leave a person to think that all celebrity moms have it easy. But the truth is, behind all of the glitz and glamour, celebrities experience the same crazy cocktail of emotions that many women experience after childbirth. To make matters worse, celebrity moms have to deal with their feelings of sadness and loneliness in the public eye. Some famous moms have openly shared their experiences with postpartum depression in these celebrity quotes about postpartum depression that will help you not feel alone.

We're conditioned to believe that all new moms spend their days staring lovingly into their new baby's eyes. This often leaves us mere mortal moms feeling guilty, confused and even embarrassed about experiencing anything other than complete joy when caring for their little ones.

If you are feeling less than blissful about being a new mom, read some of these quotes by famous moms who have courageously shared their experiences with the public. Although you may not walk the red carpet next to any of these ladies, you can take comfort in the fact that you have something very personal in common with them.

1Drew Barrymore

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 27: Actress Drew Barrymore attends Warner Bros. Pictures' “The Big Picture”, an Exclusive Presentation Highlighting the Summer of 2014 and Beyond during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

In an interview with People magazine, Barrymore said she experienced mild postpartum depression after the birth of her second son, Frankie. I didn’t have postpartum the first time so I didn’t understand it because I was like, ‘I feel great,'" she told the publicaitons. "The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.’ It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second."

2Jill Scott

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: Singer Jill Scott attends the 2014 Annual Garden Brunch at the Beall-Washington House on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

In a 2010 interview on Chelsea Lately, the R&B artist spoke candidly about her feelings of sadness after the birth of her son. "Nobody cares if you sleep; nobody cares if you eat," she said. "It’s just you and this all consuming thingy. And he wants all your time and attention and it hurt the first two months."

3Alanis Morissette

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 20: Singer Alanis Morissette arrives at the 6th Annual ELLE Women In Music Celebration Presented By eBayat Boulevard3 on May 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

After the 2010 birth of her son Ever, Alanis Morissette opened up to Good Morning America about her struggles with postpartum depression and offered advice to other moms. "It was just a really intense time," she said. "If I could share anything with anyone who's going through it, it would be to encourage them to seek help and reach out a little earlier than I did."

4Kendra Wilkinson

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CALABASAS, CA - OCTOBER 26: Kendra Wilkinson plays with her kids Hank Baskett Baskett IV (R) and Alijah Baskett (L) in Power Rangers Halloween Costumes on October 26, 2015 in Calabasas, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Saban Brands)

Reality star, Kendra Wilkinson told People that she began to experience postpartum depression when the pressure to reclaim her post-baby body while caring for a newborn became too much to handle. “At the time I was doing whatever I could for the baby, but I lost myself and it was really frustrating,” she said. “Being in the spotlight is a lot of pressure about losing the weight, [especially] coming from the Playboy world."

5Lisa Rinna

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Lisa Rinna arrives at the NBCUniversal's 73rd Annual Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Soap star and Real Housewife, Lisa Rinna told Dr. Drew that she dealt with feelings of sadness after the birth of her oldest daughter. "[I] opened up to [my husband] and told him how worthless I felt," she said. "My self-esteem was gone. I didn't want to have sex. It was opening up something that I felt so much shame about was the most valuable thing that I could have done.”

6Carnie Wilson

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Singer/TV host Carnie Wilson attends Carnie Wilson & Jay Manuel Celebrate Lane Bryant's NYC Flagship on February 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)

Singer Carnie Wilson opened up to People in a 2005 interview about her anxiety about failing her oldest daughter, Lola Sofia. "I cried all day over everything," she said. "You're overwhelmed with love and joy, then sadness and fear. You're so afraid you're going to fail this baby."

7Melissa Rycroft

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DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 10: Cheerleader Melissa Rycroft attends the ESPN College Football Playoffs Night of Champions at Centennial Hall on January 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for ESPN)

The Bachelor's Melissa Rycroft told Celebrity Baby Scoop that her doctor helped her identify her feelings of sadness as postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter. "I was just going through the motions and I just couldn’t figure out why if I had everything in the world to be happy and thankful for, I just couldn’t feel happy," she said. "The doctor actually said that was classic postpartum depression but we just don’t hear about it."

8Kristen Bell

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CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 21: Actress Kristen Bell attends the opening of REFUGEE Exhibit at Annenberg Space For Photography on April 21, 2016 in Century City, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Annenberg Foundation)

Actress, Kristen Bell was concerned about her ability to bond with her new baby during her pregnancy. "'I just don't know how I'm going to like her as much as I like the dogs,'"Bell told Flare magazine. "I was being serious."

9Hayden Panettiere

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The Nashville star spoke candidly on Live! With Kelly and Michael about the need for new moms dealing with postpartum depression to receive support from their network of friends and family. "It’s something that’s completely uncontrollable," she said. "It’s really painful and it’s really scary and women need a lot of support."