CHRISSY TEIGEN WRITES ABOUT POST PARTUM DEPRESSION
Model Chrissy Teigen, wife of John Legend and mother to 22 month old baby girl has opened up on post partum depression and her sincere wish that she not experience it with this second pregnancy.
While writing for April’s issue of Glamour magazine an essay on her past bout of postpartum depression, heavily pregnant Chrissy also revealed how she had battled with post partum depression and how she had no body to warn her or school her on it.
“Before this, I had never, ever in my whole entire life had one person say to me: ‘I have postpartum depression,’ ” writes Teigen on Instagram.
She added that she struggles with the term itself, “because the word depression scares a lot of people. I often just call it ‘postpartum.’ ” Maybe I should say it, though. Maybe it will lessen the stigma a bit.”
I didn’t know I had it. I knew I had an incrediblelife, and an incredible husband, and family, and all the resources necessary, and I knew I was personally unhappy, but I didn’t think anything was wrong with it because I just assumed that that’s the way it was.
You have a kid, you’re sad, you lose those endorphins, and that’s the way it is.”
Teigen had to have a ‘sit down’ talk with herself and come clean about what was really going on. She wishes one thing had been done differently with her past experience,
I do wish more people had spoken up around me. It took me to finally sit myself down because I think it’s hard for people to point something out.”
emphasizing, “Postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up.”
She went on to say in the writing, “I’m speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody, and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone. One thing I know is that-for me-just merely being open about it helps.”
March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018