Drew Barrymore admits she
Drew Barrymore admits she "got under the cloud" after giving birth to her youngest child. Bang Showbiz

Drew Barrymore suffered from postpartum depression

DREW Barrymore has admitted she suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth to her youngest daughter Frankie, 17 months.

The Blended star - who has daughters Frankie, 17 months, and Olive, three with husband Will Kopelman - admits she "got under the cloud" after giving birth to her youngest child.

She shared: "I didn't have postpartum the first time so I didn't understand it because I was like, 'I feel great!'

"The second time, I was like, 'Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand'. It's a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud."

And whilst the 40-year-old star hated how she was feeling at the time, she looks back on it positively as it helped her take "one thing at a time".

She added: "It's really important. I was in the kids' class with Frankie and Olive this morning and I started fretting about some piece of work news that was just stressful.

"You know, in like the Broadway Babies class and it's the one-hit wonders day, and they're singing I don't even know what song, and we're all doing our lollipop drums and I just thought, 'Save it until after class.' One thing at a time."

Drew admits she made a lot of changes to suit her new life as a parent and couldn't be more thankful about the blessings she has been given.

She added to PEOPLE magazine: "I just got right on the idea of, where do I need to be the most? Fifty-fifty would be ideal but life doesn't work like that. Life is messy.

"It was just really challenging and I felt overwhelmed. I made a lot of decisions and I definitely changed my work life to suit my parenthood."