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- On Sunday, Chrissy Teigen shared a nude selfie that she took when she was pregnant with one of her two children.
- “the best thing I’ve ever made are my babies,” she wrote. “thank you for making me a mommy and changing my life forever.”
- She also celebrated Mother’s Day by encouraging others to learn more about postpartum depression.
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In recognition of Mother’s Day, Chrissy Teigen posted a photo to celebrate her role as a mother, as well as her body during pregnancy.
The 33-year-old mother of two shared a nude selfie that she took while she was pregnant with one of her two children, 3-year-old Luna and 1-year-old Miles.
“the best thing I’ve ever made are my babies,” she wrote in the caption. “thank you for making me a mommy and changing my life forever.”
Teigen has never been shy when it comes to sharing photos of her body, during and after pregnancy – or when it comes to sharing details about how motherhood has affected it, from swollen feet and bleeding gums to postpartum stretch marks.
Teigen has also been open about her struggles with postpartum depression, a clinical mood disorder that affects one in seven women, but carries a heavy stigma.
Earlier on Sunday, Teigen shared photos of herself with her kids, thanking women for participating in her movement to raise awareness about the disorder, #MyWishForMoms.
“Because of you, millions of moms and moms-to-be are learning about the warning signs of postpartum depression and that it’s real and treatable,” she wrote. “We have created a beautiful community of support that doesn’t just include other moms, but friends and loved ones who are now more aware – and there for you if you need help.”
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All of the wonderful stories you shared for #MyWishForMoms have made this Mother’s Day extra special. You are amazing! Because of you, millions of moms and moms-to-be are learning about the warning signs of postpartum depression and that it’s real and treatable. We have created a beautiful community of support that doesn’t just include other moms, but friends and loved ones who are now more aware – and there for you if you need help. To learn more about postpartum depression and anxiety, check out @AHNtoday or visit the link in my bio! #paidpartnership
Teigen has long been invested in demystifying postpartum depression and removing the taboo surrounding mental illness.
The “Cravings” author revealed in 2017 that, after welcoming her first child, she overcame the condition with a combination of medication, therapy, and support from her friends and family – but also acknowledged that mental illness “does not discriminate.”
“I had just had Luna. I knew I had an incredible life, and husband, and family, and all the resources necessary. I knew that I was personally unhappy, but I didn’t think that anything was wrong with it because I just assumed that that’s the way it goes,” Teigen said while pregnant with her son last year. “I do wish that more people had spoken up around me. I encourage anyone who sees something around them to point it out.”