Los Angeles, Jan 5 (Agencies): Hollywood dazzling beauty Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression, saying that she felt like a "zombie" after giving birth to her second child.

The Oscar winning actress says that she was "blissful" during daughter Apple's first few months of life in the summer of 2004. Two years later, when son Moses was born, she found herself living a nightmare, reported People magazine.

"I felt like a zombie. I couldn't access my heart. I couldn't access my emotions. I couldn't connect," said the 38-year-old actress.

"It was terrible, it was the exact opposite of what had happened when Apple was born. With her, I was on cloud nine. I couldn't believe it wasn't the same. I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother and a terrible person," she added.

It was Paltrow's husband, 'Coldplay' frontman Chris Martin, who first thought she might be suffering from postpartum depression.

"About four months into it, Chris came to me and said, 'Something's wrong. Something's wrong'. I kept saying, 'No, no, I'm fine'. But Chris identified it, and that sort of burst the bubble," said the actress who then decided to seek medical help for her problem.