The star encourages other women to talk about their struggles
Chrissy Teigen believes she was cursed immediately following a great pregnancy. The Lip Sync Battle star, who has seven-month-old Luna with John Legend, experienced a sudden change in her mood shortly after the birth of her daughter. Chrissy now encourages more people to talk about postpartum depression, as she admits some days were too dark to handle alone.
She told Today: “I think a lot of the mood stuff that happens afterwards isn’t really talked about, whether it’s postpartum depression or really just, for me, some days, I wouldn’t know how to cope with work and juggle things and still have time for a husband life.
And that was really tough for me, and I think just the mere act of losing those endorphins, I think I was slightly cursed by having such a great pregnancy and being so happy and having so much energy, that just the decline of all those endorphins, and all the prenatals and everything I was on and how healthy I was, naturally made my mood change. There were periods where you get super dark.”
And the 30-year-old says mothers have unrealistic expectations about regaining their shape due to the image portrayed by celebrities. She admits it’s only easier for famous people because they typically have more resources at their disposal.
“Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything. So I think people get this jaded sensation that everybody’s losing it so quickly, but we just happen to be the ones who are out there,” she admitted.
“We have nutritionists, we have dietitians, we have trainers, we have our own schedules, we have nannies. We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape. But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic.”