HOT: Alanis Morissette Opens Up about Postpartum Depression
Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most joyous occasions a woman can experience in her life. But for some women, the experience is anything but happy. Alanis Morissette is the latest celeb to speak publicly about her struggle with postpartum depression, an illness that’s been so stigmatized few moms are willing to admit they have it. Alanis told ET Canada, “I just thought it was a swampy chapter, if I soldiered it out, that it would go away. I came to realize that the longer I waited, the more intense it would become.” Joining the ranks of other celebs who have opened up about their battle with the baby blues, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Brooke Shields, Alanis’s confession only sheds more light on a topic that every soon-to-be mom should know about. “I think if there is any goal in me talking about it, it would be to eradicate the shame around it,” she continued. Bravo, Alanis – by showing how anyone can be affected by postpartum depression (even a celebrity), you’re helping to keep the dialogue open about an illness that’s been kept in the dark for too long – and inspiring other moms to get the help they need!