American model, Chrissy Teigen has finally revealed how she suffered postpartum depression after the birth of her first child, Luna as she covers InStyle Magazine‘s November issue.
The beautiful mother of one also talked about her relationship with husband, John Legend, her career and how she handles trolls on social media (read Twitter).
The model and her husband, Legend have been open about their struggles to conceive and their plans to use IVF to have more children.
Speaking with the Instyle Magazine, Teigen said she wishes she had extracted more eggs during her round of fertility treatments years back.
She also revealed how they started with 20 embryos and narrowed it down to three. According to her, “The first little girl didn’t work, and then the second is Luna, the third will be transferred to my womb in the coming months.”
Speaking on facing postpartum depression, she said: “I thought I was just being a selfish a—hole.” However, a doctor made the diagnosis after she was spending time lying on the sofa with curtain closed, rubbing her painful joints.
According to her, “It wasn’t just a mental thing of, you know, ‘I’m sad.’ I actually couldn’t move. With the right type and dosage of medication, things got better.’
The model also revealed she feels better now, although still different from how she felt before the pregnancy. She added that she’s prepared to feel worse if a second baby is born.
“I have really good days and really bad days, and I don’t tend to talk about the really bad days. But I would hate for people to think those days didn’t exist”, she said.