If you had to name one celebrity who seems to be head over heels in love, ecstatically happy and honest about everything it would be hard to look past Chrissy Teigen. She seems happy-go-lucky, and most of the time she is.
The mum of one gorgeous wee bundle of joy recently spoke with Glamour magazine and admitted something that no one knew about her – which is tough considering she is a self-proclaimed “chronic over sharer since birth”.
Chrissy admitted that for much of the last year, despite having a perfect baby, she was unhappy.
“What basically everyone around me—but me—knew up until December was this: I have postpartum depression,” she admitted. “How can I feel this way when everything is so great?”
She has always been so honest about everything during her process of bringing a new child into their lives, from the IVF to choosing the sex of their baby. It is no surprise then that she get really honest and raw when talking about her current experiences.
“I looked at my doctor, and my eyes welled up because I was so tired of being in pain. Of sleeping on the couch. Of waking up throughout the night. Of throwing up. Of taking things out on the wrong people. Of not enjoying life. Of not seeing my friends. Of not having the energy to take my baby for a stroll. My doctor pulled out a book and started listing symptoms. And I was like, “Yep, yep, yep.” I got my diagnosis: postpartum depression and anxiety. (The anxiety explains some of my physical symptoms.)”
You can read her full essay here.
The important thing that her essay has shared, and something she desperately seemed to want to get across, is that this can affect anyone, anywhere. It doesn’t matter if your husband is John Legend and has the most angelic voice. It doesn’t matter if the one time you drag yourself out of the house is to the Grammy’s or Superbowl. PPD can and will affect anyone and the important thing for all new mums is to know they are not alone and to come up with an action plan, for Chrissy this is taking antidepressants and getting the name of a therapist.