May 17, 2018 12:49 pm

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend welcome second baby

Chrissy Teigen (L) and John Legend attend The Daily Front Row's 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Chrissy Teigen gave birth to her second child with husband John Legend.

The model announced the news on Twitter Wednesday, writing, “Somebody’s herrrrrre!” with a series of baby bottle emojis.

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Their newborn son joins the couple’s two-year-old daughter, Luna Simone Stephens.

Teigen announced her pregnancy last November with a video on Instagram.

“Luna, what’s in here,” Teigen asked her daughter.

“Baby,” Luna said, pointing to her mom’s baby bump.

it's john's!

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Teigen also posted on Instagram that they were expecting a boy.

mama and her baby boy

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Last March, Teigen penned an essay, in which she opened up about the important topic of postpartum depression (PPD) for Glamour’s April 2017 issue.

In the essay, she addressed her struggle with postpartum depression and detailed the struggles she faced after the birth of her daughter, Luna, in April 2016.

“I had everything I needed to be happy,” Teigen wrote of the year following her daughter’s birth. “And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy. What basically everyone around me — but me — knew up until December was this: I have postpartum depression.”

Teigen returned to her hosting duties for Lip Sync Battle four months after giving birth. She said that it was painful to get out of bed and arrive on set on time.

The 32-year-old author said that her lower back, shoulders and wrists hurt and confessed that she was short with her co-workers. She wrote the essay in part to explain why she’d been so unhappy.

“I wanted to write an open letter to friends and employers to explain why I had been so unhappy. The mental pain of knowing I let so many people down at once was worse than the physical pain. To have people that you respect, who are the best in the business, witness you at your worst is tough.”

She said she took an antidepressant and she began therapy for her depression.

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Postpartum depression is a mental illness that impacts a person’s mood – how people think about themselves, relate and interact with others, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) says. It can start during pregnancy or at any time up to a year after giving birth and both men and women can be impacted (although it is more commonly reported by women).

According to the government of Canada’s Healthy Canadians website, 7.5 per cent of women report depressive symptoms in the postpartum period.

The CMHA describes the following as possible symptoms of postpartum depression:

  • Feeling sad, worthless, hopeless, guilty or anxious a lot of the time
  • Irritability or anger
  • Loss of interest in things they once enjoyed
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Difficulty focusing on tasks and remembering information
  • Finding it hard to concentrate, learn new things or participate in discussion
  • Change in eating and/or sleeping habits

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health adds:

  • Suffering from physical aches and pains, frequent headaches, stomach problem and muscle pain
  • Crying more often than usual or for no apparent reason
  • Feeling overwhelmed
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 to get immediate help.
The Canadian Association for Suicide PreventionDepression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868  all offer ways for getting help if you, or someone you know, is suffering from mental health issues.

Read Teigen’s full essay here.

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