Chrissy Teigen hits out at pressure put on women to have children: ‘It’s a choice’

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Speaking out: Chrissy Teigen condemns the pressure put on women to have children: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for WGN America

Chrissy Teigen has hit out at the pressure put on women to have children, insisting that it’s ‘a choice’.

The US model , 31, welcomed daughter Luna last year following a fertility battle, but says that women should feel able to say that they don’t want children.

Teigen praised Refinery29 host Arianna Davis for admitting that she was still ‘unsure’ during an interview, saying: “Well, first of all, I want to commend you in your decision to be open about maybe not having children at all.

“I think it’s really commendable to even doubt the process out loud, because I don’t feel like people should be pressured to have children.”

Teigen added: “I’m sure that when you announce that fact [that you’re trying to decide if you want children] to somebody, they’re very quick to be like, ‘Gasp! Why don’t you want kids?’

“And I’ve never been that way with people, because I don’t think any of us should assume all women’s goals are to have kids. It’s a choice.”

Teigen went on to say that even she questioned herself when she fell pregnant, despite her long IVF process.

She said: “But I have to say, even when we did the IVF process, and then actually conceived, I looked at John and was like, ‘Oh my god, is this right? Were we just jumping into this?’”

Teigen was recently open about her postpartum depression earlier this year, saying that she struggled for months following the birth of her daughter.

In an open letter for Glamour magazine, she wrote: “I couldn’t figure out why I was so unhappy. 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.

““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.”

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