Vanessa Lachey Reveals Struggle With Postpartum Depression

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses potential treatments for women suffering from the "baby blues."
3:13 | 03/08/13

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And has not. Peninsula -- wipeout host wife to singer Nicholas -- And recent mom. -- she couldn't wait to hold her baby in her arms but two weeks after her son Camden was born. She says she felt the overwhelming and debilitating baby blues in a revealing blog posted on her website she says she feels guilty even using the term. I think it's just fear I felt lost -- loved alone and at my wit's end. I felt like no one understood me but she says there's no other way to describe what happened as her world came crashing down I started crying. I was speeding candid and crying my eyes out. I felt like I had officially come on -- she writes. I didn't feel like myself where was the super woman who always thought and knew she could do it all she was gone and I thought forever. Vanessa is very frank that she didn't have that natural mother instinct she even talks about how she started crying and had to give the baby to -- And literally take a break -- is not the first celebrity to admit falling victim to postpartum baby blues something many moms are only now starting to open up about. Alanis Morissette told Lara last -- about her own bouts with the blues after having her son ever. -- was sister really intense time and if -- could share anything with anyone that's going through and it would be to encourage them do. Seek help. -- -- says she hopes other mountains realized she did there is -- light at the end of the tunnel. As long as you take time to get back to -- she needed an outlet to talk about this to say hey I can't do it all and I don't happen to you. She writes we need to know that it's okay if we don't have that perfect post pregnancy glow. It's okay if we can't do at all because we've already done so much for Good Morning America Diana her as ABC news New York. We're joined now by our senior medical contributor doctor Jennifer Ashton and delivering over a thousand babies I know -- two of your own -- Don't with a lot of postpartum in your career so how common is what the -- Dallas well we -- just saying that during this tape. Incredibly common in people need to understand there's a suspect from a signs and symptoms from baby blues I remember holding my first crying. -- I definitely right I mean I don't know if you guys have seen that with anyone's. As well but then you can go into the postpartum depression even OCD now a new study at -- northwestern killing over one in ten women in the postpartum period. Had signs of significant OCD his -- but. Well out of -- is literally to see this coming. Before. Sometimes yes Josh and someone who's had a history -- -- who has OCD or depression in their past history but sometimes it comes out of the -- -- what and I think I would OCD we are -- it's on that spectrum I think we need to realize that if you're saying to yourself something does not feel right there is no shame in this game say. Look I need some help parent does not make you less than one might -- is there. -- hero BGY and touch your family and by the way I was this close from wherever address today. Well not yeah and then you need to get a -- time highlighted that he -- he may have something that I. You are -- -- you and we just haven't had a.

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