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Drew Barrymore: Motherhood is a transition

Published 27/10/2015

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore has revealed more details of the postpartum depression she suffered after the birth of her second daughter.

Drew Barrymore found being a new mum a “beautiful time and an emotional time and an overwhelming time”.

The Never Been Kissed star is mum to daughters Olive, three and Frankie, 18 months, with husband Will Kopelman and earlier this month (Oct15) she revealed she suffered postpartum depression after the birth of her youngest child. Now the star has elaborated more on that time while promoting her new memoir Wildflower.

“Really it's just a wonderful little exploration of how you just try to find the balance of it all,” she explained to E! Online. “And it is a beautiful time and an emotional time and an overwhelming time.”

While the 40 year old had a difficult time after welcoming Frankie into the world, she did find there are a lot of positives that can come from the experience too.

“It's where you call on yourself to become that strong and amazing nurturing animal and conquer everything and get ahead of it," she continued. "It's just an amazing transition, but it is a transition."

Drew first revealed her depression post-birth to People magazine in October (15) and confessed the baby blues stayed with her for six months.

“I didn't have postpartum the first time, so I didn't understand it because I was like, 'I feel great!'" she shared. "The second time, I was like, 'Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.' It's a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud."

Drew has opened up her heart in her new book and told People she wrote it with her little girls in mind.

“It really is for them,” she said. “(My daughters) are going to know I'm not some holier-than-thou person who doesn't want them to live. I just want to guide them in the best way possible."

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