Chrissy Teigen Wants Moms to Know There's 'Light on the Other Side' of PPD
With her daughter Luna about to turn 1, Teigen is sharing an update on her struggle with postpartum depression.
When Chrissy Teigen penned a piece for Glamour last month, admitting that she had struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her nearly 1-year-old daughter Luna Simone, fans were a bit floored. Judging from her public persona, Teigen's post-baby life looked perfect and as though the celeb mom's transition to motherhood was a piece of cake. Hearing that she went through such a challenging time was surprising, but also reassuring to so many mothers who have had or are going through a similar experience. Now, Teigen has shared an update with Refinery29, and what she has to say to fellow moms is so heartening.
“Just know that there’s a light on the other side,” Teigen advises. “When I was in the midst of everything, I could never imagine myself on the other side of it. Now, I’m able to look at September, October, November, December, and shake my head at how dark and crazy of a period it was.”
She also says she's learned that there's really no way to get to that "other side" than by going through the darkness. “Unfortunately, you can only really do that when you’re out of it," she notes. "There’s no other way to explain it. And there’s no better feeling than being out of it.”
Teigen went on to explain that her moods do fluctuate. “You have your good and bad days," she says. "I just had a bad day a couple days ago. But the bad days do not outweigh the good days anymore. Just when you think it’s really, really bad, it’s going to get better. So hopefully, if you’re going through something tough you can find some peace in knowing that."
She also has lots of exciting professional projects coming down the pike, including a new cookbook, which will be a follow-up to 2016's Cravings. “I’m really starting to feel like myself again," Teigen shares. "I’m going to try to knock out a bunch of recipes, go on tour with John and Luna, live on this tour bus, and then come back, do a few more recipes, shoot the cookbook, and then have it out for everybody by the beginning of next year."
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So wonderful to hear that she's feeling better, and bravo to her for speaking out about what she's been going through. In her signature, candid way, Teigen's managed to shed light on a topic we could always stand to discuss further. As if we needed even more reason to adore her!