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Chrissy Teigen talks battling postpartum depression

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Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna (Instagram)

Postpartum depression doesn’t “discriminate.” It’s a fact that new mom Chrissy Teigen, 31, learned firsthand. Wealth, popularity nor being prepared to be a mom can protect you from it. “I didn’t think it could happen to me. I have a great life. I have all the help I could need but postpartum does not discriminate,” she tells Glamour magazine in a recent interview.

“I looked at my doctor, and my eyes welled up because I was so tired of being in pain,” she said. Teigen is taking antidepressants.

Postpartum depression or “baby blues” is a serious medical condition experienced by some new moms that manifests as sadness, anxiety or worry for several weeks or more.

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Luna (Instagram)

“I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do …,” says Teigen who is married to entertainment mogul John Legend.

Their daughter Luna will be a year old this April. Teigen knows this condition is temporary and she is not alone in the struggle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 9 women experience postpartum depression.

While she has battled this medical condition privately, she is still doing well career-wise. The former model who has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated is also a New York Times best-selling cookbook author, a host of the Emmy-nominated TV series “Lip Sync Battle” and the soon-to-be designer of a fashion line with Revolve.

She looks forward to having more children.