Adele – Depression
Since her chart-topping coronation, the superstar singer Adele has been determined to balance her real life with her record-breaking career. From behind the scenes of her world tour, she opens up about the challenges of motherhood, melancholy, and mega-stardom in the latest issue of Vanity Fair Magazine. After the birth of her son Angelo, Adele dropped out of the media spotlight. But it has only come to light that she has suffered with depression and a low level of malaise since that time. Post-natal depression as she termed it, took her to a “really bad, frightening place” – so much so that the thought of having another child does not appear to be on her radar. If you can make it through the Vanity Fair article with its liberal references to the F word, you get a sense of the vulnerable nature of Adele. Everyone loves Adele – even my six-year-old granddaughter! Although I do not approve of some of her lyrics! Adele is funny. If you did not catch the segment on Ellen of Adele at the juice bar, snipping the wheat grass with her own scissors – look it up on Ellen for a much-needed laugh! But the reason for Adele’s depression in my opinion is not related to her meteoric career, or her son, or the phases of the moon, it is most likely related to low progesterone – the prime reason for post-partum depression.
When a woman is pregnant, the baby is literally “swimming in a sea of progesterone.” The mother feels calm, content, and at peace – regardless of what is happening in her world. Then, at the moment of birth, progesterone levels drop dramatically thus resulting in post-partum depression. Not all women experience post-partum depression but many women do. This is called “The Baby Blues.” Any medical doctor or obstetrician should be aware of this fact and consider prescribing natural, plant-based progesterone for the first 90 days post partum. Pity Adele and the millions of women who suffer with this condition, when there is a simple answer to the problem.