Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

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Hyperion Books, Apr 26, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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In her bestselling memoir, now in paperback, Brooke Shields shares with the world her deeply personal experience with postpartum depression

When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter to the world, her joyful expectations were quickly followed by something unexpected -- a crippling depression. In what is sure to strike a chord with the millions of women who suffer from depression after childbirth, Brooke Shields shares how she, too, battled a condition that is widely misunderstood, despite the fact that it affects many new mothers. She discusses the illness in the context of her life, including her struggle to get pregnant, the high expectations she had for herself and that others placed on her as a new mom, and the role of her husband, friends, and family as she struggled to attain her maternal footing in the midst of a disabling depression.

Ultimately, Brooke shares how she found a way out through talk therapy, medication, and time.

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Review: Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I decided to read this after having suffered through PPD with both my children. Although not the best written book, and a lot of it feels like just a documentation of her journey of getting pregnant ... Read full review

Review: Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

I am well past child-bearing age But it seemed to me that Brooke Shields had been treated unfairly by some when she spoke up about her postpartum depression. I experienced only short bouts of it that ... Read full review

Contents

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT
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FASTEN YOUR
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WHY AM I CRYING MORE
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About the author (2006)

Brooke Shields has starred in many feature films, including Pretty Baby, Blue Lagoon, and Black and White. She earned critical acclaim on Broadway for The Vagina Monologues and Cabaret, among other shows. She earned a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Suddenly Susan. Brooke continues to lend aid to issues involving children's welfare and education, and has established Hands of Change, an organization which benefits young women.

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