“Nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic,” she adds, before changing the subject to one closer to her heart: the emotional, not physical, impact of having a child.
“I think a lot of the mood stuff that happens afterwards isn’t really talked about, whether it’s postpartum depression or really just, for me, some days, I wouldn’t know how to cope with work and juggle things,” she shares.
“And that was really tough for me, and I think just the mere act of losing those endorphins, I think I was slightly cursed by having such a great pregnancy and being so happy and having so much energy, that just the decline of all those endorphins, and all the prenatals and everything I was on and how healthy I was, naturally made my mood change. There were periods where you get super dark.”
It’s refreshing – and encouraging – to hear a celebrity give an honest account of their experience of motherhood – let’s hope more stars follow Chrissy’s lead.
This article was originally published by Marie Claire.