Confessions of a Mad Mooer: 20 Celebrities That Had Postnatal Depression 


It is the final day of Postnatal Depression Awareness Week for this year so I thought, what better way to let you know that you are not alone than to show you? So here are 20 well known women that have also battled postnatal depression, or postpartum depression as it is termed in the US, and quotes they have said. Each woman experiences  postnatal depression differently, celebreties are no different, so each woman has a very different perspective and therefore different quotes. I hope you find this educational as to the full spectrum of postnatal depression.


Brooke Shields 

Drew Barrymore 

Gwenyth Paltrow 

Alanis Morissette 

Courteney Cox 

Kristen Bell

Marie Osmond 

Bryce Dallas Howard 

Amanda Peet

Hayden Panettiere 

Amy Davidson 

Lena Headey

Lisa Rinna

Carnie Wilson

Natasha Hamilton

Jessica Rowe

Miki Brzezinski 

Valerie Plame Wilson

Kerri Sackville 

And of course, I had it too. I’m no celebrity, but I’m there with you.

If you or someone you know has postnatal depression you can find good resources on the following sites:

  1. Gidget Foundation
  2. PANDA
  3. PIRI
  4. Black Dog Institute
  5. Lifeline 

    Buy my book Confessions of a Mad Mooer: Postnatal Depression Sucks here.

    One response »

    1. Thanks for coming by my site recently. I too dealt with postnatal (or as we call here in the US – postpartum) depression. No matter what you call it, it sucks. When my son was five, I finally brought it up to my doctor and she blew me off. Until then, I blamed my extreme exhaustion and feelings if destitution to the fact that my son had issues that made him chronically miserable and he slept poorly for the first five or six years of his life. I love that you describe yourself as neurodiverse, as my son is as well. Cheers!

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