Chrissy Teigen Never Tweeted About This Struggle—Until Now

Supermodel's essay in 'Glamour' reveals she suffers from postpartum depression
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2017 2:40 PM CST
Chrissy Teigen on Postpartum Depression: 'I Felt Selfish'
Chrissy Teigen's recent big reveal: She suffers from postpartum depression.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Chrissy Teigen's Twitter feed is where you can find her joking about her wordplay with husband John Legend, posting NSFW musings on nutrition, and famously sparring with Piers Morgan. But one thing the supermodel hasn't really tweeted about is now the subject of an essay she penned for Glamour: her postpartum depression. In what the magazine calls a "raw and real" take, Teigen reveals her experience after the April 2016 birth of her daughter, Luna, whom Teigen describes as "perfect." "I had everything I needed to be happy," Teigen writes of the days following Luna's arrival. "And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy." Teigen talks about her initial reluctance to acknowledge or talk about the fact that she suffers from PPD, a jarring development after a "wonderful, energetic pregnancy."

After Luna was born, Teigen suddenly felt weepy, distant, and cranky, never wanting to leave the house and enduring intense back, wrist, and shoulder pain. It wasn't until December that a doctor finally diagnosed her, she started taking an antidepressant, and she came to terms with the fact that the condition can strike any new mom, regardless of her situation. She's also planning on starting therapy soon. "I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I'm struggling. Sometimes I still do," Teigen writes, adding that she knows how lucky she is to have the resources to deal with PPD that others may not. "But postpartum does not discriminate." Teigen's full take on her experience here, including the goofy thing Legend has done to make her smile. (Hayden Panettiere has revealed her own postpartum struggles.)

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