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My Postpartum Battle

THE ENTERTAINER OPENS UP ABOUT HER DEVASTATING STRUGGLE—AND WHY SHE WANTS TO REACH THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING IN SILENCE
Staying Strong “There are days I’m debilitated to the point where I can barely move, but I want to keep as much semblance of normalcy for my kids,” says Morissette.

It’s a picturesque afternoon at Alanis Morissette’s beachfront retreat in Malibu. The singer’s 6-year-old son Ever Imre—wearing a heather-gray T-shirt emblazoned with the word “feminist”—is racing barefoot around the backyard as her 14-month-old daughter Onyx Solace sweetly offers a baby bottle to her stuffed bunny while cuddled up in dad Mario “Souleye” Treadway’s arms. It should be a blissful time for Morissette, but since giving birth she has felt anything but peace. “It’s a roller coaster,” says the 43-year-old entertainer

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