Photo Credit: Getty Images
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow found herself in the midst of postpartum depression after the birth of her second child.
The Iron Man star revealed in a 2010 interview that she felt “like a zombie” after her son Moses was born.
"I couldn't access my heart. I couldn't access my emotions. I couldn't connect. It was terrible,” she told Good Housekeeping magazine.
“I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother and a terrible person."
About four months after baby Moses was born Gwyneth’s husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, told her he thought something was wrong.
"The hardest part for me was acknowledging the problem," she said.
"I thought postpartum depression meant you were sobbing every single day and incapable of looking after a child. But there are different shades of it and depths of it, which is why I think it's so important for women to talk about.”
In an interview with UBC Entertainment News last year Gwyneth said exercise helped her through the difficult time.
“It was part of healing my post natal depression. I was like, ‘I really need to exercise!’”
“I had done yoga for years, but I needed something different. I needed to sweat, I needed to get this out of my body, and that’s when I started dancing and changing the way I did things.”