Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Her Post-Partum Depression

Gwyneth Paltrow

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

“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.”



  1. Iluvmy2girlz says

    hey jess you have 22 kids? i thnk you meant 2nd?? i had the “blues” after both my girls were born, but it only lasted like ten days, then it all went away! thank God! i was crying for nothing at all!!!

  2. Zbella says

    I did after my first; it’s really hard. Good for her to talk about it. What we suffer as mothers… but yet we make it through!

  3. Tara says

    Gwyneth looks sooo much like her mom, I had to do a double take. I have alot of respect for her in terms of keeping her family out of the limelight. It’s really hard to do and I’m sure it’s made things easier on everyone.

  4. Butterfly says

    She is an actress of great caliber. The works hard to develop the characters and I rarely see pictures of her when she is not smiling. I appreciate the privacy she values for her family. i think she is a great example for other celebrity women.

  5. megs says

    It has been reported before, and she has openly spoke about her career/motherhood/lifestyle balance in the past, just not to big name Hollywood mags and such. She was featured ages ago, when she first gave birth to Apple, in an issue of Mothering about her lows due to hormone changes and balancing being a new parent with the limelight…They seem a very normal couple to me, raising their family quietly and away from the celeb thing. I am not a fan of her acting work per se, but do find her to have a good head on her shoulders and parenting ethic. I feel she is quite blessed to have two beautiful and healthy small children, a solid career, and a caring and devoted husband. Some of the stories out there are so fantastic about couples!

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