Comedian Jenny Mollen has suffered with both postpartum depression and prenatal depression—and hopes to bring attention to both issues.
Jason Biggs and wife Jenny Mollen are anxiously awaiting the birth of their second child—a baby brother to join 3-year-old son Sid.
A post shared by Jenny Mollen (@jennyandteets2) on Sep 24, 2017 at 6:27am PDT
The little guy is due to arrive today, October 2. And while Mollen definitely looks ready to meet the new arrival, the actress and author has been very forthcoming about her struggles with postpartum depression after the birth of Sid, as well as with prenatal depression during her pregnancy:
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“Maybe because I know what to expect this time, it’s almost happening sooner,” she recently revealed on her Instagram story, according to People. “Like I’m already going through the motion of [this] insane life-changing experience.”
The expectant mama also got real about the fact that having a baby is “the scariest f—ing thing that could happen to a woman,” and advised her followers to be hyper-vigilant about monitoring their emotions after giving birth.
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“You’ll be shocked at how fast you’ll wake up one day and be in the darkest place,” Mollen explained. “The only way your kid is going to be healthy and happy is if you are healthy and happy. So, make that the priority.”
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Bravo to this mama for not being afraid to address her mental health issues head-on. And we’re so glad she has a partner as supportive as Biggs at her back.
“I can’t even imagine what it’s like to do what she’s doing, to do what women do," the American Pie actor told Us Weekly. "There are days where I’m literally just like, 'I wish I could be carrying this baby for you.' And then a second later I’m like, 'Who the f-ck am I kidding?' No guy does! That’s bullsh-t! We could never do it.”
I met this beauty 10 years ago today. We ate sushi and discussed our respective Zoloft doses. We said we weren't looking for anything serious. We married 9 months later. I love her with all my life, and then some.
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If you feel bad and think you may be experiencing depression, please don’t be afraid to get the help you need. Call the National Depressive/Manic-Depressive Association Hotline at 1-800-826-3632 or the Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour hotline at 1-775-784-8090.
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