In May 2005, Brooke Shields spoke out about her battle with postpartum depression
for the first time. Her life-long dream of becoming a mother turned into a nightmare when she gave birth to her daughter, Rowan. She spiraled into a deep depression and even considered taking her own life.
But, it was her candid admission that she used antidepressants to manage her illness that landed Brooke in a firestorm of controversy.
She has been publicly criticized for choosing to take antidepressants to combat postpartum symptoms, and some have suggested that there are ways of using vitamins and exercise to ease the depression.