Health Magazine: Laura Prepon Talks Postpartum Anxiety, Self-Care and Motherhood Tips
When I became a mom, I felt completely blindsided. I had never suffered from anxiety, and I had really bad postpartum anxiety. [It wasn’t depression;] it was this heightened sense of alertness—I felt everything was a danger to my child. I spoke to other mothers of all ages, and a lot were suffering with the same thing. It made me think, “Why aren’t people talking about this?” It’s what prompted me to tackle the new book. I’ve realized that we are all in this together and that we can build a community by dropping our defenses and really speaking our truths. That’s what I do in my new book—it’s part memoir, part practical handbook, and part recipe book.