Chrissy Teigen’s been dishing the gory details of motherhood, and she’s certainly not shy about discussing the less glamorous aspects…
The 30-year-old model gave birth to baby dauhter Luna earlier this month, and since then, has been busy sharing adorable pictures of her and John Legend’s newborn on social media.
But that’s not all she’s shared.
In true Chrissy-style, the Sports Illustrated beauty has also opened up about some of the side effects that come with being a new mum… ie. postpartum incontinence.
Just a week after giving birth, Teigen tweeted: ‘No one told me i would be coming home in diapers too.’
Pregnancy weakens many women’s pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, giving them less control over their bladders, so Chrissy’s definitely not alone. And we love her for not being shy about discussing the common post-birth issue.
She didn’t stop there, either. The mum-of-one later shared a picture of the ‘push present’ she was thinking of buying for herself. And what was it? A perineal irrigation bottle. Yep.
As SELF magazine explains, this is used by some women instead of toilet paper to ‘clean themselves’ after going to the loo. This is because if you had a tear when giving birth, it can burn when you pee, so the bottle is used to squirt warm water to dilute it, lessening the pain.
And Chrissy’s followers were big fans of the device, too. ‘Best thing ever after giving birth,’ one wrote. ‘That thing is a blessing’, added another.
It’s not just Chrissy who’s speaking out about this kind of thing, either – after Kim Kardashian gave birth to North West, she also took to wearing pads, and threw out a tweet saying: ‘People just don’t tell you all of the gross things that happen during pregnancy or after. Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?! LOL! No one told me that! #SoSexy.’
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We think it’s a brilliant thing that these celebrity mums are sharing their after-birth stories in such an open (and humorous) way. Because we’re all human after all…