Chrissy Teigen has first shower in two months following pregnancy loss
Chrissy Teigen has revealed she has taken her first shower in months following an incredibly difficult period in which she and husband John Legend lost their unborn son, Jack.
The model and cookery writer celebrated her 35th birthday on Monday, quietly marking the celebration by treating herself to a bubble bath.
But she later shared a clip to Instagram stories explaining that she had been having baths for the last two months as she found herself unable to take a shower while starting to recover from her pregnancy loss.
Wrapped a floral dressing gown and with a peach towel around her wet hair, the mum-of-two looked fresh faced as she thanked her followers for their messages of support.
“I just had my first shower in like two months,” she revealed in the clip. “I’ve been taking baths because I couldn’t stand to be in the shower. I couldn’t, like, physically stand in the shower.”
The Lip Sync star went on to add that she is feeling “really good” and thanked her fans for their birthday wishes.
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In a subsequent snippet, Teigen told her followers that she “cannot wait to tell you someday,” but did not elaborate about what she was referring to, although she did go on to reference the difficult time she’d had recently.
“I realise that just left you supremely hanging, I’m sorry,” she explained. “I just mean it’s been a ride, it has been a journey, and I am happy to be back again.”
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Teigen and Legend are parents to daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two.
Having revealed the family’s loss back in September, Teigen and Legend were praised for speaking openly and honestly about a pain that many people keep to themselves, due to taboos surrounding speaking about miscarriage and stillbirth.
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Last month Teigen also penned a heartfelt blog post about her pregnancy loss.
“Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again,” the model, 34, wrote, describing delivering her 20-week-old baby boy who would “have never survived in my belly”.
“People say an experience like this creates a hole in your heart,” Teigen continued. “A hole was certainly made, but it was filled with the love of something I loved so much. It doesn’t feel empty, this space. It feels full.”
She added that she finds herself “randomly crying” and thinking about how happy she is that she has “two insanely wonderful little toddlers who fill this house with love”.
ok I'm gonna say something and you all are definitely gonna make it a thing but here goes: normalize formula.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 29, 2020
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The shower reveal comes as Teigen recently attempted to dispel stigma surrounding feeding a baby formula milk.
Over the weekend the presenter shared the difficulties she experienced breastfeeding, explaining that it was made more tricky by people insisting it was the best option for her baby.
“Normalise breastfeeding is such a huge, wonderful thing,” she wrote on Twitter. “But I absolutely felt way more shame having to use formula because of lack of milk from depression and whatnot.
She continued: “People have surrogates, people have trouble breastfeeding and all you hear as a new, anxious mom is how breast is best.”
The star went on to say: “I just remember the sadness I felt and want you to know you are doing it right if your baby is fed, mama.”