Just Leave Your Vagina Alone: Kelly Rowland Gets Real about Her Post-Birth Body
The Destiny’s Child singer who gave birth to her son Titan in 2014, writes with brutal honesty about the changes her body has experienced in a book titled – Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened.
As a part of promoting the book, she spoke to USA Today about some crucial mom body truths. Namely, a truth about your vagina.
“Your vajayjay does not look the same for a very long time,” she said. “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.”
According to Kelly, her nipples became so big, they looked like Frisbees: “And sometimes I could see these veins bulging out while I was nursing.” Kelly, who underwent breast augmentation surgery nearly 10 years ago, also writes about how motherhood and breastfeeding have “sucked” the air out of her boobs. “I can’t speak for everyone, but I know I’m going to see someone (wink wink) after I have my second kid. In the meantime, I just tried to enjoy my ability to feed my baby!”
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.”