EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BROOKE'S NEW DEPRESSION FEAR

Published on: April 11, 2006
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BROOKE'S NEW DEPRESSION FEAR

By MELANIE GAMBLE

Pregnant Brooke Shields has spoken for the first time of fears she will suffer the terrible depression she felt after her first child was born.

With the birth of her second daughter with husband Chris Henchy just weeks away, the actress said: "I have to be realistic about whether postnatal depression may strike again. But this pregnancy is so much better than last time around."

In an interview with a freelance reporter, Brooke confesses she handled her first pregnancy with daughter Rowan badly. "I was caught up in this Hollywood image where you are skinny two days after the birth and a week later you are back working on a major TV series. But I kept thinking, 'Oh I am just so tired.' I should have listened to that voice.

"With Rowan we had six cycles of IVF (in vitro fertilization) before she came along, so my hormones were in a real state. I was consumed with jealousy and rage. As for falling in love with her at first sight — I didn't, which devastated me even more."

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