People love Chrissy Teigen for her refreshing honesty and openness, especially about pregnancy and motherhood (she also has a wicked sense of humor about it all). But the Lip Sync Battle host got even more real for the April 2017 issue of Glamour where she penned an essay describing her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to her daughter, Luna.
"I had everything I needed to be happy. And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy," she wrote. "What basically everyone around me — but me — knew up until December was this: I have postpartum depression. How can I feel this way when everything is so great?"
She described having horrible back and wrist pain and not being able to leave the house for days. Normally a goofy and outgoing person, Chrissy said she started feeling unhappy, irritable, and not like herself. After visiting several doctors, she finally got the proper diagnosis: postpartum depression and anxiety.
"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," she wrote. "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."