Chrissy Teigen has an important message for women about pregnancy weight gain

And we love her even more for it.

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And we love her even more for it.

Chrissy Teigen has never been one to shy away from confrontation, known for shutting down twitter trolls, calling out bullies and making her stance on the Donald Trumps of the world known.

She tends to be most candid however when it comes to motherhood, and predominantly the shaming and criticism that comes along with it, something Chrissy has experienced from the backlash to her bottle feeding Miles to the criticism of her choice to use IVF, something Chrissy was quick to point out she resorted to after trying to have a baby naturally for 9 years

This week however, the mother of two opened up about the weight gain that comes along with pregnancy, starting a conversation on the matter after being asked, ‘How do you eat like this??’

‘Basically I am 20 pounds heavier than I was before Miles,’ the 33-year-old took to her Twitter account to explain. ‘He’s 10 months old, I never lost the last bit because I just love food too much.’

She continued: ‘Just coming to terms with my new normal, when I had this certain number for so long!’

Then going on to make a powerful message to others around her, Chrissy opened up about her weight after Luna’s birth when she was suffering from post natal depression.

‘The thinnest I've ever been was right after Luna,’ she posted. ‘Postpartum depression. I'LL TAKE THESE POUNDS AND THIS FEELING!’

This went on to spark a Twitter movement of fellow mother sharing their own stories.

‘I couldn’t figure out why I was so unhappy,’ Chrissy previously explained of her PND in an essay for Glamour. ‘I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: “Maybe I’m just not a goofy person anymore. Maybe I’m just supposed to be a mom”’.

She continued: ‘I also just didn’t think it could happen to me. I have a great life. I have all the help I could need: John, my mother (who lives with us), a nanny.

‘But postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do.’

And we thought we couldn’t respect Chrissy Teigen any more than we did already!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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