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Chrissy Teigen Talks Struggle With Postpartum Depression

Chrissy Teigen Realized How Bad Her Postpartum Depression Was After Her Doctor Asked Her This 1 Question


Chrissy Teigen wants to make it clear that no matter how privileged you are, postpartum depression can still take a devastating toll on new moms and their families in an interview with US Weekly:

"I lost all interest in everything," she said. "I couldn't get out of bed. I kept all my pajamas in the pantry because I didn't want to go upstairs. It's really hard to know how privileged you are and still feel frustrated, angry and lonely. It makes you feel like more of a b*tch."

Teigen also recalled the moment of clarity she and husband John Legend had back when they decided to speak with a doctor about the feelings she was experiencing. "Sitting with John, our doctor pulled out this book and was like, 'Do you have these feelings? Would you be happier tomorrow if you didn't wake up?'" she explained. "And yes, I probably would be. That's a big deal! I didn't realize how bad it was until I was out of it."

Teigen is carrying this knowledge that she learned following Luna's birth with her into future pregnancies.

"Now I know how to catch it quicker," she said. "In a sick parent way, I'd honestly feel bad having this pregnancy be enjoyable start to finish, knowing that it happened with Luna."

Image Source: Getty / Neil Mockford
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