While she has been playing cool on social media, model and television personality, Chrissy Teigen was actually suffering from Postpartum Depression and we never got a hint.
In a revealing personal essay for Glamour Magazine published on Monday, the model who is married to award-winning singer John Legend said that she has been battling with the condition in private.
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The condition affects one in seven women, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
In her essay, Teigen shares how she got the diagnosis before the holidays, several months after giving birth to her daughter.
“Before this, I had never, ever — in my whole entire life — had one person say to me: ‘I have postpartum depression,’ ” writes Teigen.
As a result of the condition, the 31-year-old barely left the house as a new mum. She fought emotional outbursts that made her family and friends feel concerned.
Her article in Glamour magazine helped her to offload her mind on the matter she had bottled in for some time. She explained how she suffered mood swings and lost her appetite. It was so bad that even getting out of bed was painful as she doubted whether she should be a parent.
Meanwhile, it should be safe to say that people like Chrissy Teigen don’t suffer from such conditions considering her almost perfect life. And she agrees with that too.
“[I] just didn’t think it could happen to me. I have a great life. I have all the help l could need: John, my mother (who lives with us), a nanny. But postpartum does not discriminate: I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do.
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…’ “
She said she associated it with people who didn’t like their babies or felt like they shouldn’t have children. People like Susan Smith, who was convicted in the drowning deaths of her two young sons in South Carolina in 1995 are good examples in this case.
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“I didn’t have anything remotely close to those feelings. I looked at Luna every day, amazed by her. So I didn’t think I had it,” she writes.
Teigen who is presently on antidepressants amidst treatment for her condition says she’s opening up now let people to know it can happen to anybody.