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Billie Piper opens up about postnatal depression

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Published: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 15:47 [IST]

London (ANI): English actress Billie Piper has opened up about her struggle with postnatal depression following her son"s birth. Piper, 27, who went through a difficult 26-hour labour and emergency Caesarean to have baby Winston, said she had a harrowing time when she returned to work after five months as a screen prostitute on hit TV series 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl".

“The doctor said I had post-natal depression," News of the World quoted her as saying. “Secret Diary was a stressful time. I had started leaving Winston. I was finishing breast-feeding, which is really emotional. I don"t know what warrants post-natal depression," she said.

But she was determined to fight the baby blues and refused to take any medication. “They prescribed pills but I never took them. Pills frighten me. They"re a road to nowhere. I feel I"m too strong in mind and spirit for pills," she said. “I didn"t feel it was that desperate - it was just a bad day," she added.

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