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
➕ 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).
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.
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.