Having a baby undoubtedly changes your life forever, in pretty much all the ways you can possibly consider.
The period following birth can be one of the most exciting times in a mother's life — and one of the most stressful.
Because of the emotional and physical changes a woman endures after birth, it's common for mothers to experience the “baby blues,” a term used to describe feelings of worry, unhappiness and exhaustion that many go through after having a baby, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Less common and more stigmatized is a very serious condition known as postpartum depression, a debilitating illness that affects one out of nine mothers, Centers for Disease Control research shows.
To break down the stigma and use their voices to help other women, celebrity mamas like Chrissy Teigen and Courteney Cox have spoken out about their experiences, knocking down barriers as they help to pave the way for women to come.
Click through our slideshow to see which famous celebrity mothers have taken their lives back after struggling with postpartum depression.