Chrissy Teigen, wife of music star, John Legend, has carved a niche for herself on Twitter as she talks about virtually anything. The couple met during the music video shoot for John Legend's ''Stereo.'' Who would have imagined the picture-perfect looking family she always posted about on social media had its fair share of struggles? She didn't think she would suffer from postpartum depression.

Teigen opens up

With over 4.5 million followers on Twitter, Chrissy keeps them abreast of what she is up to but hardly does she talk about her struggle with Postpartum Depression and anxiety.

A study carried out by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynacologists revealed that one in seven women in the United States suffers from postpartum depression and anxiety.

According to the model and TV host, she got the diagnosis before the holidays, several months after giving birth to her daughter, Luna, in April. The birth of a child comes with so much joy but women who suffer postpartum depression feel otherwise. In most cases, postpartum depression is usually associated with people who don't like their babies or feel that they may harm their children. However, Teigen disclosed that she did not have anything close to those feelings.

Struggles as a new mom

Instead she experienced months of emotional and physical struggles.

At some point, getting out of bed became a big deal for Teigen. She also recalled that she didn't have an appetite. The depression she felt made her spend her time in her comfort zone as she lacked motivation to do other things. Instead, she would stay in her spot sulking. She said that she couldn't figure out why she was so depressed.

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She virtually blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role.

Teigen, having overcome her depression and coming out stronger, made references to other women in a similar predicament hoping that they have access to medical attention as she did. She is hoping to serve as an inspiration to other women suffering from postpartum depression.