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Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression - Brooke Shields Having gone through post-partum depression following the birth of my second son and again now with my third, I had high hopes for this book. I expected it to make me feel like I wasn't alone. While it did help me understand that I wasn't alone, I didn't feel connected as I had expected. Her journey through post-partum depression was nothing like mine and it was hard for me to understand where she was coming from. I do however really appreciate that she wrote thios book.

It's hard to express how difficult it is to feel so unhappy following the birth of a child, something that should be a joyous time. This is a very important book and while I personally didn't connect with her, I feel that it is something all pregnant women should read if only so that the learn that PPD isn't something to be ashamed off, that it is treatable, and that if they do experience it that they are not alone.