Chrissy Teigen opened up in a recent interview about her battle with postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter Luna Simone and how she overcame it.
The 33-year-old model said she is grateful to have her spouse, John Legend, in her life and praised him for being “really watchful” over her when she struggled following the child’s birth three years ago.
Speaking on “The Today Show” she said: “John and my doctors were my strength. I had such a good group of people that were around, and people were really watchful of me. I had really changed. It wasn’t just being tired, it was being really sad and hard on yourself and down on yourself. It wasn’t just the blues, and a lot of us think it is the baby blues you are going through different things of course … Speaking to the women made me realize just what a different feeling it is — it’s a unique experience that can be really tough. We encourage everyone to share their stories. Open up the dialogue so there is no stigma.”
And the Sports Illustrated model thought it was “natural” to feel that way at first, but credits the people around her for helping her realize it wasn’t.
She added: “It happened with my first one, with [my daughter] Luna. I just didn’t know there was any other way to feel. I thought it was natural to be in this low point.”
Teigen felt what she was experiencing a right of passage for new moms but she realized how many women were going through similar things when she visited a behavioral health center in Pittsburgh and spoke with the women.
“I just assumed that was motherhood and no other way around it. Until people around me starting telling me they saw distinct changes in my personality that was really helpful to me. I wish I had this center where I was. It blows your mind that this center isn’t everywhere really.”
Teigen also has Miles Theodore, 11 months, with her husband.