Post Partum Depression: Chrissy Teigen Reveals Her Struggle
John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen has penned a very revealing esay about her struggle with post partum depression.
Post partum depression is a psychological condition where new mothers experience depression shortly after becoming pregnant.
Teigen continues to be honest with her fans in a revealing new essay she penned for Glamour magazine about her struggle with postpartum depression.
The 31-year-old model opened up about the physical and emotional changes she faced after the birth of her and husband John Legend’s daughter, Luna.
Speaking about returning to co-host Lip Sync Battle, Teigen wrote:
“I was different than before. Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful.
“My lower back throbbed; my shoulders, even my wrists, hurt.
“I didn’t have an appetite. I would go two days without a bite of food, and you know how big of a deal food is for me.”
Teugen shared her touching story on her Instagram page :
“I was so tired of being in pain. Of taking things out on people. Of not enjoying life.” @chrissyteigen shares her experience with postpartum depression for the first time in our April issue. Link in bio for Chrissy’s open letter to moms everywhere. (📷: @miguelreveriego; hair: @davidvoncannon; makeup: @hungvanngo; styled by @jilliandavison) #ChrissyTeigen
Teigen also admits that her whole disposition changed.
“One thing that really got me was just how short I was with people.
“When I wasn’t in the studio, I never left the house. I mean, never. Not even a tiptoe outside.
“I’d ask people who came inside why they were wet. Was it raining? How would I know? I had every shade closed.”
Teigen says she finally went to the doctor to get a physical because she was “so tired of being in pain, of sleeping on the couch, of waking up throughout the night, of throwing up” and “of taking things out on the wrong people.”
During that doctor’s appointment, Teigen was diagnosed with postpartum depression and started taking antidepressant medication.
She further revealed:
“I just got the name of a therapist who I am planning to start seeing.
“Let’s be honest though — I probably needed therapy way before Luna!”