It was back in 2017 when Chrissy Teigen has first discussed her mental health and all the struggle she has gone through. In a dire attempt to address the misconceptions surrounding anxiety and postpartum depression, Tiegen opened up about experiencing both..
The model believes she had been a victim of anxiety since her teenage years, however, it wasn’t until approximately three months after she gave birth to her daughter, Luna, in 2016 that she was sure “something was going on.”
It was a sad existence. There were no highs. It was a flatline of life for a few months,” Teigen said. “You hear these horrific stories of people not seeing their child as theirs, or wanting to hurt them, and I never felt that way. That’s why I put off getting it checked as I hated myself, not my child.”
Teigan further admits that she never expected such a thing happening to her. Having all the support she needed plus her mom living with her, it would be expected that all of her resources must bring her calm, security and happiness..
I didn’t know it could sneak up so late or that it could happen to someone like me, where I have all the resources,” Teigen recalled. “I had nannies and my mom living with us.
After being diagnosed with postpartum depression after the birth of her first child, Teigen felt massive relief.. The relief much needed especially when she gave birth to her second child, Miles, in 2018. It made it so much easier for her to just being able to spot it immediately if it did happen again.
It can happen to anybody and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone,” she wrote. “I also don’t want to pretend like I know everything about postpartum depression because it can be different for everybody. But one thing I do know is that, for me, just merely being open about it helps.”
****it’s common for women to experience the “baby blues,” which involves feeling sad or stressed after giving birth. However, 1 in 7 women experience a more serious mood disorder called postpartum depression, which unlike the baby blues, does not go away on its own. Postpartum depression can affect any woman, regardless of demographic background, however, previously experiencing a mood disorder puts women at a greater risk of the disorder. “