Alanis Morissette went on her website to discuss her struggles with postpartum depression. Although she is hopeful and aware that she will get through this, Alanis still explains that “PPD is still a sneaky monkey with a machete – working its way through my psyche and body and days and thoughts and bloodwork levels.”
She is candid with her fans while explaining her current issues. “hormonal. sleep derivataion. fogginess. physical pain. isolation. anxiety. cortisol. recovery from childbirth (as beautiful and intense as mine was at home, dream birth.) integrating new angel baby with older angel babies. marriage. all kinds of PTSD triggers. overstimulation. this body. attempting to crawl back to some semi-recognizable configuration.”
Alanis also explains that she has had PPD before. “all this said: i have been here before. i know there is another side. and the other side is greater than my PPD-riddled-temporarily-adjusted-brain could ever have imagined: as a mom. as an artist. as a wife. as a friend. as a collaborator. as a leader. as a boss. as an activist, i saw how things got richer after i came through it the last two times. i have my eye on that prize again.”
Alanis Morissette has three children, Ever, 8, Onyx, 3, and Winter, who was born in August.