Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
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 DepressionUser 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
Review: Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum DepressionUser Review - Kelley - Goodreads
My overall thoughts on Brooke Shields prior to this book were pretty neutral... in fact I basically had no thoughts on her. I listened to this book, which was read by her. I found it quite moving. Not ... Read full review
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