or


[11/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
Brooke Shields Discusses Her Struggles with Infertility on the Next Episode of "Your Total Health"

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

BROOKE SHIELDS DISCUSSES HER STRUGGLES WITH INFERTILITY ON THE NEXT EPISODE OF �YOUR TOTAL HEALTH�

Actress Talks About Potential of Postpartum Depression With Second Her Child

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- November 17, 2005 -- NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's nationally syndicated weekly series "Your Total Health" sits down with Brooke Shields to discuss her struggles with infertility and her current second pregnancy. The episode airs the weekend of November 19th and 20th, 2005.

In the interview, Shields speaks openly with "Your Total Health" host Hoda Kotb about her personal struggles with infertility and postpartum depression. When discussing her infertility treatments, Shields says, "All I heard was you're never going to get pregnant. You're never going to be a mother, you are not normal."

In addition to the emotional pain Shields says she suffered while struggling to get pregnant for the first time, she also tells Kotb about the physical pain that came with taking fertility drugs. On a daily basis, Shields had to inject -or have others inject -fertility shots into her body. "If you don't do it properly, you could bleed, but it's more of an inconvenience," she says.

Finally, after a miscarriage and many months of treatments, Shields was able to conceive and gave birth to daughter Rowan, in May of 2003. After her daughter's birth, Shields says she suffered from postpartum depression, for which she sought professional help and was treated with medication. Shields chronicles the struggle in her book, "Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression."

Shields is now pregnant with her second child and says she is feeling fine. When asked by Kotb if she worries about postpartum the second time around or if she thinks about it, Shields replies, "I have to think about it and now I know what the signs are if anything goes askew, I will know." When asked if she'll take medication again if she suffers from postpartum, Shields says, "I am going to see; I don't know." She then adds, "The reality is, if it hits, you're hit. So I'm going to try to be a little more proactive."

"Your Total Health" is a weekly news program that helps viewers make sense of new technology and fast-moving developments of health and medicine. The show, which is based in New York, is hosted by Hoda Kotb, produced by NBC News and distributed in national syndication by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Upcoming episodes will feature musician Melissa Etheridge and actress Raquel Welch.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Martha, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and Starting Over. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, Rebecca's Garden, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of Crossing Jordan, Fear Factor, Providence, Law & Order and many more series.





  [november 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· YOUR TOTAL HEALTH (SYNDICATION)





[07/01/16 - 09:44 AM]
TV One Addresses National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with "The Secret She Kept"
Kyla Pratt, Gavin Houston, Kellita Smith and Vanessa A. Williams star in the original movie, premiering Sunday, July 10 on the cable channel.

[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/30/16 - 06:50 PM]
"Big Brother" Announces the First Ever "Battle Back" Competition
All four "Battle Back" competitions and the reveal of the winner, will air exclusively during a special episode on Friday, July 22.

[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
Science Channel to Premiere "Unearthed" July 5 at 10PM
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, the series reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries.

[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Returns with More Unique Dresses and Crazy Catfights
The series' fifth season premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show") Joins the Cast of "In The Cut," Hit Bounce TV Comedy Series Returns for Season Two Tues. July 5 @ 9PM (ET)
Also on tap this season are Angie Stone, Claudia Jordan, Kenny Lattimore and Rolonda Watts.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.