Celebrities who beat postpartum depression

Britney Spears opens up about perinatal depression while announcing third pregnancy

Stars Insider

12/04/22 | StarsInsider

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Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs in women after they give birth, regardless of social class, color, or beliefs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), close to 15% of women suffer from this condition, but it is treatable. Symptoms vary, but can include extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, changes in sleeping or eating patterns, crying episodes, and irritability.

Britney Spears recently announced that she's expecting a child with her "husband" Sam Asghari, and in her Instagram post she took a moment among the bliss to acknowledge the difficulty. She noted that she "obviously won’t be going out as much due to the paps getting their money shot of me like they unfortunately already have," perhaps referring to the times she experienced postpartum depression after the birth of both her sons when she was heavily in the public eye.

She continued, "it’s hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression … I have to say it is absolutely horrible  … women didn’t talk about it back then … some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her … but now women talk about it everyday … thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret." Fortunately she's going into this experience prepared and added, "This time I will be doing yoga every day !!!"

And Spears is right about women finally talking about it. Take a look at the gallery to hear other celebrity experiences of the condition.

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