On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you feel right now? As a mum? As a wife? As yourself? Because here is a stat for you…
1 in 5 new mothers will experience Postnatal Depression & Anxiety
It affects women right across the social sector & it doesn’t discriminate
Throughout her motherhood journey, model & entrepreneur @chrissyteigen
(seen here in this FABULOUS new shoot for @Voguemagazine
) has been refreshingly honest about her experiences. From getting real about IVF to joking about stretch marks and leaking boobs, Chrissy is known to be a “chronic over-sharer” in the most hilarious way possible. However, one thing she doesn’t joke about is her struggle with #pnd
PNDA can vary in severity & symptoms can begin suddenly after birth or appear gradually in the weeks or months during the first year after birth.
Basically it can happen to anyone at any time.
In an article Chrissy wrote for @glamour
she says “Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch & rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed. John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row. I started keeping robes & comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to go upstairs when John went to work. There was a lot of spontaneous crying.”
Struggling to get out of the house can have a big impact on these feelings but it is by no means the only solution to the very big problem. Our aim is to make getting out of the house & being social simple. Get out of your PJ’s (unless they are those super chic ones that you can wear in public), get in the car or go for a walk and see your friends. Have a coffee and TALK about how you are feeling
If you are struggling to understand your feelings & it’s affecting your everyday life it’s important to seek help. Organisations like @gidgetfoundation
are there to help you. No one will judge you, because chances are they have been through the same thing