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.
“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.