BROOK SHIELDS, THE LOBBYIST

Published on: May 14, 2007
BROOK SHIELDS, THE LOBBYIST

On Friday, Brook Shields headed to Washington D.C to lobby for legislation to fund research and increase awareness for post-partum depression.

 

After her press conference Shields was asked about what she would say to people who don't believe in post-partum depression. Shields responded to the male reporter, "Grow some ovaries, and then we'll talk,"

 

Brook Shields said she suffered from post-partum depression after the birth of her first child. Shields said she took anti-depressants to cope with the disease and they helped her.

 

According to the National Institute of Health: "Postpartum depression can make you feel restless, anxious, fatigued and worthless. Some new moms worry they will hurt themselves or their babies. Postpartum depression does not go away quickly. Very rarely, new moms develop something even more serious. They may stop eating, have trouble sleeping and become frantic or paranoid. Women with this condition usually need to be hospitalized."