Gwyneth Paltrow reveals in the May issue of Vogue that she battled post-partum depression after welcoming her second child, son Moses, in 2006.
“I didn’t know I had it until after it was over,” Gwyneth, 35, said. “I just didn’t know what was wrong with me.”
She suspects her depression stemmed from scaling back on her usual pre-baby treatments like acupuncture.
“I felt really out of my body,” Gwyneth said after giving birth. “I felt really disconnected. I felt really down … I felt pessimistic.”
Gwyneth also scaled her career back to focus on mommyhood. (Daughter Apple turns 4 in May; son Moses is 2.)
Gwyneth — who returns to the big screen in May’s Iron Man — has found her comfort level tackling both, her mother Blythe Danner recently told Usmagazine.com.
“She didn’t set out to be a movie star — she set out to be a wonderful actress,” Blythe said.
“But motherhood is very important to her, as it was to me, and I think she’s finding balance.”
Blythe also dismissed rumors that Paltrow’s 4-year marriage to Coldplay crooner Chris Martin is on the rocks.
“Good god, it’s just so tragic that people have to make up stuff,” she told Us magazine. “I’ve never seen two happier parents — or people — so I don’t get it.”