TBT: Chrissy Teigen PPD

Things you may have known about Chirssy:

➕  She has written a NYT Best Seller cookbook full of yummy recipes 😋

➕  She is married to John Legend  👦🏾 

➕  She recently had an adorable baby named Luna 👶🏽 

 

Things you may not have known about Chirssy:

➕  Chrissy developed a common disorder during her pregnancy: PPD 

But I was different than before. Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful. My lower back throbbed; my ­shoulders—even my wrists—hurt. I didn’t have an appetite. I would go two days without a bite of food, and you know how big of a deal food is for me. One thing that really got me was just how short I was with people.
— Chrissy Teigen

 

➕  PPD affects nearly 900,000 women yearly in the US alone (The Statistics, 2013).

➕  About 850,000 of those women are not getting the help they need (The Statistics, 2013).

➕ Untreated PPD can evolve into chronic depression and/ or anxiety (Nauert, 2015). 

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. 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. This has become my open letter.

Postpartum is very common.  It makes sense that nursing a child can create hormone imbalances and emotional instability.  Certain medications can help, but they can also have an adverse systemic effect since there are so many chemical interactions at play.  Non-drug therapies like TMS, Biofeedback, and Far-Infrared technologies are great in treating PPD for that reason. 


Sources: 

Nauert, R., PhD. (2015, October 06). Postpartum Depression Can Turn Chronic. Retrieved March 15, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/news/2014/01/14/postpartum-depression-can-turn-chronic/64494.html

Teigen, C. (2017, March 6). Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression. Retrieved March 15, 2017, from http://www.glamour.com/story/chrissy-teigen-postpartum-depression

The Statistics. (2013, December 18). Retrieved March 15, 2017, from http://postpartumprogress.org/the-facts-about-postpartum-depression/

(2016, Dec). Posing on a Swing [Photograph]. Australia: Elle Australia.