Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she suffered post-natal depression after the birth of her second child.
The 39-year-old actress says she struggled in the months after Moses, now six, was born, but believes her suffering strengthened her bond with her son instead of damaging it.
"After Moses was born I had postpartum depression. It was a difficult time, and because of that I believe I have an extra empathy for him, and he for me," she told US InStyle magazine.
The birth of daughter Apple in 2004 was a completely different experience.
"When Apple was born, she had the hugest blue eyes," she said.
"I looked into them, and she was looking at me, and I felt like, you are here to teach me everything.
Despite her suffering and her age, Gwyneth has not ruled out the option of more kids.
"My brain says, 'Oh, I think I'm done, the kids are big now and I don't want to go back to changing diapers.' But a part of me would love to have another.
"Of course, I'm old now!" she added.
Gwyneth also revealed her passion for acting was fading, and that she would willingly sacrifice her Hollywood career for her family.
"I haven't starred in a movie since I was pregnant with my daughter. I can't be away from home that long," she said.
"Some women can do it and that's fantastic, but I can't. You make choices as a wife and mother, don't you? You can't have it all."