In a brand new interview, the model opened up about her life as a mother and also talked about the dark side of being a new mom – postpartum depression. Chrissy Teigen revealed that she often worries she might be plagued by it after welcoming her second addition to the family as well.
‘Do I worry about it with this little boy? I do. But I also know that when it does happen – if it does – I am so ready for it. I have the perfect people around me for it. That is why I stand for a real core group of people around me,’ she said.
The star went on to explain that Postpartum depression feels similar to ‘coming down from any drug,’ and this is often caused by the IVF treatments which raise the level of endorphins in the body.
‘I’d just had Luna. I knew I had an incredible life and husband and family and all of the resources necessary. I knew I was personally unhappy, but I did not think that anything was wrong with it because I just assumed that that is the way it goes. You have a kid, you are sad, you lose those endorphins, and that is the way it is.’
She went on to say: ‘I do wish, if anything, that more people had spoken up around me. I encourage anybody who sees something wrong around them to point it out. It took me a long time to finally sit myself down because I think it is hard for people to point something out.’
Last year, she revealed in an essay she wrote for Glamour Magazine that after the birth of her baby girl, she didn’t feel like herself at all and barely ate anything.
‘One thing that really got me was just how short I was with people. When I was not in the studio, I never left the house. Not even a tiptoe outside. I would ask people who came inside why they were wet. Was it raining? How would I know? I had every shade closed.’
Fortunately, Chrissy has a lot of great people around who helped her overcome it the first time and who will help her if it happens the second time as well.