Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
In her bestselling memoir,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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Excellent BookUser Review - momtoone - Borders
I went through major postpartum depression and anxiety starting about four weeks after my first son was born. I ended up in the hospital and I felt like I was all by myself. My sister bought this book ... Read full review
A Post Partum Depression ExperienceUser Review - susborg - Overstock.com
I love biographies and autobiographies of pretty much anyone and everyone. Ive also followed Brookes life under the public glare. This was a great and honest telling of one womans experience with post ... Read full review