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Chrissy Teigen Shares Her Struggle with Postpartum Depression

posted: 03/06/17
by: TLCme
Chrissy Teigen has always been someone to get real on the internet, she's always had an open dialogue with her fans (and trolls) -- which is why this is such a powerful essay she published in Glamour about dealing with postpartum depression. Teigen isn't the first celebrity to share her experience with her fan-base, Hayden Panettiere bravely spoke out about it as well.

She opens the essay talking about her internet persona and how she probably seems like the happiest person on the planet -- and for her it was very difficult to understand what she was actually going through. She states:

"I had everything I needed to be happy. And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy. What basically everyone around me--but me--knew up until December was this: I have postpartum depression."

Teigen talks about how she blamed other outside things for her unhappiness -- but no changes brought on a change in her state of happiness. She lists the signs of her depression, although symptoms can vary from woman to woman:

"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. One thing that really got me was just how short I was with people."....If anyone follows Teigen on Instagram, you know this isn't her normal self, she goes on to say "I couldn't figure out why I was so unhappy. I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: "'Maybe I'm just not a goofy person anymore. Maybe I'm just supposed to be a mom.'"

Teigen's symptoms got worse and she went to a doctor, where she was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety. She describes what she goes through in great detail and if you'd like to read more please see the full article on Glamour.

Teigen ends by stating:

"More than anything, I always want to have enough energy for Luna--to run up the stairs with her, to have tea parties with her. As she gets older, she's becoming more and more fun. Her eyes are getting so wide, and I want to be there for those wide eyes. And I will be.

Phew! I've hated hiding this from you.
XX, Chrissy"

Postpartum is not easy to deal with, the lack to energy, the guilt, the sadness and you shouldn't feel alone, please seek help and talk to someone who can help you.