Chrissy Teigen Fears she will have Postpartum Depression with her second!
If you're wondering if you have postpartum depression, you aren't alone. While many women feel the 'baby blues' after delivery, it's estimated that up to 25 percent will have some form of more severe postpartum depression, according to several studies.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth. Mothers with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that may make it difficult for them to complete daily care activities for themselves or for others."
It's an alarming time for most moms, as you want to feel ecstatic about creating life yet you are facing feelings about being second to everyone's attention, specially your spouse. That feeling when they run home (sprinting) to your child, completely ignoring you can make you feel a bit sad.
Celeb moms are no different! From actresses to musicians and TV hosts, have spoken out about their postpartum depression.
When celebrities begin to address such health concerns that can deter a person's routine, mood, body and mind, regular people become more aware of it and start to dwell on their own health.
Similarly, celebrated model and wife of Grammy-award winning singer, John Legend, exprssed her fears of facing this ailment when she was at the Create & Cultivate Conference in Los Angeles on Saturday.
During the Q&A, the pregnant social media personality talked about facing postpartum depression after giving birth to daughter Luna two years ago.
With being pregnant for the second time, a son due in June, she mentioned that she did fear that the condition would come back once again.
She said, "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," she said in front of the packed house on Saturday night. "I have the perfect people around me for it. That’s why I advocate for a real core group of people around me."