One lovely secret — that affects a lot of women post-pregnancy — is incontinence. During pregnancy, a woman’s uterus expands, which puts pressure on the bladder. Childbirth weakens the pelvic floor muscles, which can then cause an overactive bladder post-pregnancy. In layman’s terms, this means you may pee yourself.
Sometimes it happens when you cough, sometimes when you run or jump. Sometimes it happens for no reason whatsoever.
Rebecca Judd, a 34-year-old Australian model, television presenter, and mom of four, is known for telling it like it is. She gave birth to twins, Tom and Darcy, nine months ago, and decided to let the public in on a little secret recently — which is endearing people to her even more.
Judd was conducting an interview on the KIIS 1065 3 PM Pick-Up show when she relived the hilarious story of how she ended up wearing her baby’s diaper after her second child was born. Far from home and needing to use the bathroom, Rebecca decided she’d need a little ingenuity to fix what was becoming a fairly urgent situation.
“Alright, so here’s the thing. Confession,” she said to her co-host.
“So I get into the carpark, put her in, put the pram in, got into the car, and I sit in the driver’s seat, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it’s actually about to come out. I can’t hold this in,” Judd admitted.
Then she remembered she’s a mother — and a woman — so she got down to business. “Luckily, I had a spare nappy in the glovebox, so I just whacked it on and away we went … no spills, no leaks, no worries,” she joked.
When her co-host had questions about how this all worked, she explained:
“I had maternity jeans on, so you just pull it out and slip the nappy in. Of course, I’m like scrunching down really low so no one in the carpark can see me and I just kind of put it in like a big pad and just went away with it and binned it when I got home.”
Post-pregnancy is not the most glamorous time. Luckily, we have moms like Judd to remind us that we are not alone.
h/t: Daily Mail UK