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Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

by Brooke Shields

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Family & Relationships. Health & Fitness. Psychology. Nonfiction. HTML:In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery.
When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the world, something unexpected followed—a crippling depression. Now, for the first time ever, in Down Came the Rain, Brooke talks about the trials, tribulations, and finally the triumphs that occurred before, during, and after the birth of her daughter.… (more)
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I don't know what I expected from this book but it was quite good. I could relate to some of her feelings. I had them a bit with my 2nd child. I applaud her for writing this book and being so open and honest about things. I was suprised at how much I liked her. She doesn't come across as a woman that has been priveleged all her life. ( )
  KyleneJones | Apr 25, 2022 |
This was a very poignant telling of the struggles of post-partum depression suffered by Shields during the birth of her daughter. It also highlights the struggles of bringing the realities of PPD to the mainstream and helping it become an accepted and REAL problem for many women. Very truthful and brutally honest story of the struggles of Ms. Shields and the realities of post-partum depression in its' many forms. ( )
  chrirob | May 22, 2021 |
The author's experience with postpartum depression. Very blunt. ( )
  VhartPowers | Dec 27, 2018 |
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. ( )
  Mootastic1 | Jan 15, 2016 |
I really enjoyed the story behind Brooke's book, but did not enjoy the writing as much. The writing left something to be desired, but Brooke's story did not. This is the story of her battle with post partum depression and a graphic one it was at that. As someone who suffered from post partum depression and continues to suffer from acute depression I have to say that what Brooke describes is all to realistic and it is harrowing that she does so. ( )
  campingmomma | Jul 21, 2014 |
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Family & Relationships. Health & Fitness. Psychology. Nonfiction. HTML:In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery.
When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the world, something unexpected followed—a crippling depression. Now, for the first time ever, in Down Came the Rain, Brooke talks about the trials, tribulations, and finally the triumphs that occurred before, during, and after the birth of her daughter.

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