Drew Barrymore, 40 and husband Will Kopelman, 38 are proud parents of two gorgeous little girls Olive, 3, and Frankie, 18 months. It hasn’t always been easy though.
Drew recently opened up to People about her battle with postpartum depression after the birth of daughter, Frankie.
“I didn’t have postpartum the first time so I didn’t understand it because I was like, ‘I feel great!’ The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.’ It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud. I just got right on the idea of, where do I need to be the most? Fifty-fifty would be ideal but life doesn’t work like that. Life is messy. It was just really challenging and I felt overwhelmed. I made a lot of decisions and I definitely changed my work life to suit my parenthood.”
Launching her new memoir Wildflower, Drew also spoke to Enews recently about the chapter in her book which discusses her PPD.
“The chapter that I wrote that includes Toni [Collette] is called Postpartum Me, but really it’s just a wonderful little exploration of how you just try to find the balance of it all. And it is a beautiful time and an emotional time and an overwhelming time. But it’s where you call on yourself to become that strong and amazing nurturing animal and conquer everything and get ahead of it. It’s just an amazing transition, but it is a transition.”
Drew said she struggled for about six months, and it really taught her to live in the moment. “One thing at a time.”
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