PMA is spilling tea with our favorite girl Chrissy Teigen and her opening up about postpartum depression. Usually she lives her life as an open book, but there is one thing she kept private for months and that is she has postpartum depression.
Luna Simone, John Legend and Chrissy’s daughter, was born last April. It was the best moment of their lives. But soon after like many new moms, it became painful for Chrissy.
In a post on her official Instagram page, Chrissy wrote:
I’ll just say it: I have postpartum depression. So much love to @glamourmag for letting me share something that was eating me up inside for months and months. One of the most amazing things about social media is the ability to interact candidly with friends and fans and it felt so weird knowing what I was going through but not really feeling like it was the right place to speak on it. I’ve always felt genuinely close to all of you and I’m insanely relieved you now know something that has been such a huge part of me for so long. My full essay is on the @glamourmag bio.
In her essay, Chrissy Teigen is very candid about her experience and her diagnosis.
Read an excerpt below.
When I wasn’t in the studio, I never left the house. I mean, never. Not even a tiptoe outside. I’d ask people who came inside why they were wet. Was it raining? How would I know—I had every shade closed. Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch and rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed. John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row. I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to go upstairs when John went to work. There was a lot of spontaneous crying.
Anytime I was seen out, it was because I had already had work or a work event that day. Meaning I wouldn’t have to muster up the energy to take a shower, because it was already done. It became the same story every day: Unless I had work, John knew there was not a chance in hell we were going on a date, going to the store, going anywhere. I didn’t have the energy.
Chrissy Teigen isn’t the only new mother who goes through postpartum, I had it for the longest time after the birth of my daughter. Thank you Chrissy for being candid.
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