Anna Sheffer
June 21, 2019 10:47 am

For many new parents, postpartum depression is a very real struggle that can make adjusting to life with a baby even more difficult. Despite how common the condition is, though, it’s still highly stigmatized—which is why we’re always glad to see people opening up about it. Recently, Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo talked about her own struggle with postpartum depression and offered a message to others who might be going through it, too.

In a June 19th interview with TodayPrinsloo shared that she struggled with her mental health after the birth of her first daughter, Dusty Rose (now 2). Thankfully, she said that she had a lot of support from her husband, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

The model continued by noting that while her depression wasn’t severe, “you can still see yourself spiraling.” She encouraged other new parents feeling overwhelmed to seek help.

This isn’t the first time Prinsloo has talked about her postpartum challenges. She first shared her experience in a January interview with Net-a-Porter, saying “it was difficult to get back into normal life” after Dusty was born. She also said that the period after the birth of her second daughter, Gio, now 1, was easier.

According to the American Psychological Association, as many as one in seven women suffers from postpartum depression. Given how pervasive it is, it’s important to be open about it. We’re glad to see Prinsloo speaking up and working to end the stigma.

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