Brooke Shields’ Struggle With Postpartum Depression


Brooke Shields seemingly has it all — happy marriage, celebrated beauty, critical applause, world fame. Yet, after her child was born, she fought the “mother lode” of emotional battles: a crippling bout with postpartum depression.

After eyes twinkling, “last night at this party I made her do every trick that she has ever learned.”

“Does that make me a stage mom?” she asks quickly. Well, maybe just a mom.

Originally published in the April/May 2005 issue of WebMD the Magazine.