Chrissy Teigen is prepared for postpartum depression if it happens again, and we’re so happy she’s talking about this
Chrissy Teigen has been incredibly candid in sharing her experiences with postpartum depression, and now, as she gears up to deliver her second child, she has some serious and natural concerns about having PPD again. Speaking at the Create & Cultivate conference on Saturday, February 24th, Teigen said her postpartum depression journey has made her worried about her second birth, but she’s “ready” for whatever may come.
“Do I worry about it with this little boy? I do,” she revealed at the conference (via Entertainment Tonight). “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.”
Teigen went on to explain that after her daughter Luna’s birth, she didn’t realize right away that she had PPD.
“I had just had Luna. I knew I had an incredible life and husband and family and all the resources necessary," she added. "I knew that I was personally unhappy, but I didn’t think that anything was wrong with it because I just assumed that that’s the way it goes. You have a kid, you’re sad, you lose those endorphins and that’s the way it is."
During her talk at the conference, Teigen also had this plea for those around her:
“I do wish, if anything, that more people had spoken up around me. I encourage anyone who sees something around them to point it out,” she implored the audience. “It took me to finally sit myself down because I think it’s hard for people to point something out.”
Teigen wrote an essay about her depression for Glamour in 2017 and says that when she finally came to terms with her symptoms, she got a prescription for an antidepressant and things began to look up.
We’ll take Teigen at her word. She says she’s ready for whatever may come, and we have no doubt that she is.