20 Celeb Parents Who’ve Opened Up About Their Experiences With Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression is incredibly common. In fact, it affects up to 15 percent of people after having a baby, according to Cleveland Clinic. And while society would have you believe that celebrities just snap back after having a baby, the truth is, they’re no different from the rest of us. Postpartum depression can affect anyone.

One celeb that’s been particularly vulnerable about their experience with the mental health condition is Chrissy Teigen. After having her first daughter, Luna, with husband John Legend, Teigen became more open about her postpartum journey. “Most days were spent in the exact same spot on the couch, and 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,” Teigen shared in Glamour‘s April 2017 issue. “I started keeping robes and 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.”

Teigen is far from alone in this experience. Hayden Panettiere, mama of Kaya Evodokia, voluntarily sought treatment for her postpartum depression at a professional facility, and other celebrity moms, from Drew Barrymore to Ayesha Curry, have also been open about their struggles. No new mom should suffer in silence. Ahead, these 20 celebrities have been open about their own experiences in an attempt to remove the stigma of a very real illness.

– Additional reporting by Melanie Whyte

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