Famous singer, entrepreneur and coach on The Voice Australia Kelly Rowland, opened up about the truth bombs dropped in the pages of her first book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened).
Written with her OB/GYN of more than 10 years, Dr. Tristan Bickman, the book addresses the parts of motherhood some picture-perfect Pinterest parents might sweep under the nursery rug. Topics like tearing, incontinence and one’s post-pregnancy figure are not off the changing table for Rowland.
The disappearance of her toned tummy was the physical change that most surprised her, she says, and admits the magazine covers boasting trim new moms made her less accepting of her body. “I just saw a cover that I did for Shape and then I’m looking in the mirror going, ‘Oh, my god this is not the same body. How did this happen?’ And, I had to just keep reminding myself that, ‘You had a baby, Kel.’ But I was hard on myself. I really was.”
Another change to her body that Rowland wasn’t expecting was the new look of her vagina after birth. In the book, she called taking a mirror to her nether regions “the world’s worst idea!”
“Your vajayjay does not look the same for a very long time,” she told us, with brutal honesty. Though a friend tried to convince Rowland her husband wouldn’t care, she protested, “‘But, I care about it.’ We go to get it all done up and trimmed and waxed and this and that and it’s all swollen and crazy and you’re just wondering what just happened?”
In Whoa, Baby! Rowland and Dr. Bickman team up to share this reassuring information with new moms everywhere. Often hilarious and always down-to-earth, Rowland and Dr. Bickman cover every surprising challenge that new moms face.
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