Chrissy Teigen might be a celebrity supermodel but that doesn’t mean that she is immune from postpartum depression. After the birth of her daughter, Luna, who is now ten months old, Chrissy suffered from a plethora of both physical and mental symptoms. Some of her symptoms included pain in her back and wrists, anxiety, loss of appetite, insomnia, and lots of unexplained anger and sadness. Chrissy recently revealed all of this in an essay for Glamour Magazine, and reminded all women that postpartum depression does not discriminate and it can honestly happen to anyone.
“I also just didn’t think it could happen to me. I have a great life. I have all the help I could need: John (Legend, her husband), my mother (who lives with us), a nanny. But postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it,” she revealed. “And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do.” Chrissy also hopes that her revelation will help other women who may be suffering in silence, and hopefully it will help them to reach out and get the help that they need. We applaud her for speaking out about such a taboo thing, and for being open and honest and helping other women as well. While pregnancy, labor and birth can be rewarding, life-changing events in life, for many women the aftermath of birth can bring about emotional upheaval.