Chrissy Teigen Has Opened Up About Life After Giving Birth
Chrissy Teigen has discussed her battle with postpartum depression for the first time.
Penning an essay for Glamour magazine, the model made an adm
ission in a bid to help other mothers with the stigma surrounding the illness.
The mother admitted she felt ‘selfish’ admitting that she was struggling after the birth and is now feeling better thanks to the help of anti-depressants and therapy.
Chrissy admitted 'I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do…’’
I'll just say it: I have post partum depression. So much love to @glamourmag for letting me share something that was eating me up inside for months and months. One of the most amazing things about social media is the ability to interact candidly with friends and fans and it felt so weird knowing what I was going through but not really feeling like it was the right place to speak on it. I've always felt genuinely close to all of you and I'm insanely relieved you now know something that has been such a huge part of me for so long. My full essay is on the @glamourmag bio. ❤
'I didn't think it could happen to me. I have a great life. I have all the help I could need but postpartum does not discriminate.'
Discussing the moment she decided to get help, she recalled 'I looked at my doctor, and my eyes welled up because I was so tired of being in pain.'
Chrissy has revealed that she has been taking antidepressants for about a month but is also planning on seeing a therapist.
She has decided to open up about her battle to make everyone aware that postpartum depression can affect anyone and it’s nothing to be shamed of.
Teigen later took to Instagram, saying 'I'll just say it: I have post partum depression. So much love to @glamourmag for letting me share something that was eating me up inside for months and months.'