In just a few months Chrissy Teigen will welcome her second child, but she’s worried she may battle postpartum depression again. The 32-year-old model experienced it with her daughter, Luna, 22 months, and in a new interview, she opened up about the possibility of struggling with it after she gives birth to her son.
“Do I worry about it with this little boy? I do,” she told her hairstylist Jen Atkin at the Create & Cultivate conference in LA on Saturday, Feb. 24. “But I also know that when it does happen — if it does — I’m so ready for it. I have the perfect people around me for it. That’s why I stand for a real core group of people around me.”
Chrissy opened up about how she suffered with it after giving birth to her daughter in April 2016, and revealed she thought postpartum depression was normal. “You have a kid, you’re sad, you lose those endorphins and that’s the way it is,” she confessed.
The Lip Sync Battle star was grateful to have her husband, John Legend, family, and friends there for her, but she really respects those who overcame postpartum depression without all the advantages Chrissy has.
“I cannot explain how much I look up to people that are still trying to grow into what they want to be,” she explained. “I’m older now, I’ve been through the dues of it all. But I don’t know how I would have handled it if I were still paying the dues and having to answer to certain people. I think I would have been too weak, honestly. I don’t know how you guys do it every single day.”
Chrissy first opened up about her diagnosis early last year, and revealed why it took her so long to come out about it — and why she finally did. “Postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do,” she shared. “I’m speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody, and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone. I also don’t want to pretend like I know everything about postpartum depression because it can be different for everybody. But one thing I do know is that — for me — just merely being open about it helps.”