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'When the Bough Breaks': a documentary about postpartum depression




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A scene from the documentary "When The Bough Breaks."
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Giving birth to a child is supposed to be one of the happiest occasions in a woman's life, filled with joy and love. 

But for some mothers, the experience ends up being the exact opposite. For women suffering with postpartum depression, having a baby can be nothing short of terrifying.

The stories of women who've suffered with postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders are the subject of a new documentary titled "When the Bough Breaks."

The film was executive produced and narrated by Brooke Shields and directed by Jamielyn Lippman. 

To hear the full interview with Jamielyn Lippman, click the blue player above.