Reese Witherspoon was just 23 years old when she became a wife and a mother in a very short span.
She learned just how much that can be to take on, especially if it feels like you're taking it on alone.
She was fortunate to be in a position in her life to be able to take time off from work after giving birth.
Reese is indicating she did and was able to survive. But that certainly doesn't mean it's easy to do.
In those early months where sleep can begin to feel like a forgotten dream even when there are multiple parents juggling those nonstop duties.
"I did not have a lot of support with my first baby and I learned really early, like this is not going to work. I tried to muscle through for five months with Ava, just not sleeping and I became delirious. Parenthood is not a one-person job. I would even say it's not a two-person job."