Postpartum Depression Can Be Silent; John Legend Praises Chrissy Teigen For Opening Up [VIDEO]
Postpartum depression can be experienced by anyone who recently gave birth. Recently, Chrissy Teigen spoke about her own experience and her husband John Legend praised her for being open about it.
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend celebrated the first birthday of their child Luna. Before that, Teigen shared about her condition right after she gave birth last year.
Postpartum depression can affect one in nine women right after giving birth. This is a record according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teigen opened up that she was affected by this depression and she realized it months after she gave birth last year.
It is reported that Teigen struggled for months with postpartum depression before her doctor gave out the diagnosis. She then started taking antidepressants in order to recover from the phase. Her husband has also been very supportive of her recovery, as reported by Us Magazine.
Teigen shared that she can remember being so tired right after giving birth. She also noted that there were questions about the way she felt.
She wondered how she could be so unhappy when everything good is happening in her life. The best-selling cookbook author also stated that one can actually get over this type of depression.
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Meanwhile, John Legend has been proud of his wife for opening up about postpartum depression. He shared that she has been so brave to talk about it in the open.
In the meantime, for those that suffer from this type of depression, there are already programs to get over with the status. The Mothers and Babies program is designed to help mothers cope up with postpartum depression.
This program is to roll out in 32 of Florida's Healthy Start Coalitions in the summer. It will send out people that will follow up on mothers who just gave birth, according to Herald-Tribune. This program can eventually help mothers get over with postpartum depression.