Many mothers know how difficult it is chasing after a toddler while pregnant with your second child, and it looks like actress Bryce Dallas Howard knows what we’re talking about.
The “Lady in the Water” actress recently confessed that even though she’s suffering from morning sickness the second time around, she says her second pregnancy has so far been better than her first, just because she doesn’t have the time to “sit around and worry.”
The yummy mummy tells E! Online that unlike her first pregnancy, she doesn’t have the luxury of sitting in bed all day and spending time “on the internet, kinda freaking out about everything.”
The actress, who is set to star on the big screen this month in the film “The Help” also opens up about her post-partum depression after giving birth to her first child Theo, who was born in 2007.
“I didn’t realize that what I was experiencing was postpartum depression, I called it postpartum denial,” says the Hollywood mom.
Fortunately, Bryce picked up Brooke Shield’s book, “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression,” and realized she was dealing with the same symptoms many mothers have while battling the baby blues.
Studies show that up to 25 percent of mothers who give birth suffer from different variations of post-partum depression.
Meanwhile, Bryce is expected to give birth this fall.
Celebrity author and mom Brooke Shields talks post-partum depression in this exclusive Babble interview