Pregnant Chrissy Teigen admits that postpartum depression is not far from reality but she fiercely says that she is ready for it.
At the Create & Cultivate Conference on Saturday, Teigen, who is pregnant with her second baby with singer John Legend, confessed in an interview that she was still thinking about the recurrence of postpartum depression. Even with the worry, the 32-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model said that she was prepared for whatever comes her way, had the condition repeat itself.
"Do I worry about it with this little boy? I do. But I also know that when it does happen — if it does — I'm so ready for it," Teigen boldly claimed.
She added that she could do this with the support she would get from the people surrounding her. Teigen further enlightened attendees with postpartum depression and likened it as to "coming down from any drug."
Postpartum Depression History
The Lip Sync Battle host had been known to be open with talks about her experiences with postpartum depression with her first child, 22-month-old Luna. Teigen narrated that she was aware that she was not happy, albeit she did not think there was anything unusual about it.
"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," Teigen revealed.
Teigen further divulged that she hoped somebody had said a word to her when she had the experience. Even so, Teigen saluted others who have had postpartum depression and had coped up with it.
"I think I would have been too weak, honestly. I don't know how you guys do it every single day," she said.
Meanwhile, Teigen initially hesitated sharing her condition to the world, but she bravely did in a Glamour interview last year to inform other people. In an essay she penned, the author of Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat revealed that she felt selfish about opening up about her struggles.
She revealed that she had isolated herself from people, just literally staying at home most of the time. When everybody knew of Teigen's postpartum depression, Legend rushed to her side and admitted that they are humans as well who experience a lot of obstacles in life.
"No one should think that our lives are perfect," Legend said.