Kelly Rowland has been out promoting her first book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out, which dropped on Tuesday. In an interview with USA Today she confessed that she felt insecure about the way her body looked on her first post-pregnancy magazine cover.
“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?’” she said. “And, I had to just keep reminding myself that, ‘You had a baby, Kel.’ But I was hard on myself. I really was.”
But it’s her comments about her boobs that had me rolling on the floor.
“My nipples were HUGE – we are talking the size of Frisbees – and sometimes I could see these veins bulging out while I was nursing, My boobs themselves were so long and stretchy that I sometimes felt like I could’ve swung them over my shoulders.”
That’s quite a visual!
Then there was THIS bit about her, um, other lady parts.
“Your vajayjay does not look the same for a very long time,” she told the outlet, adding that a friend told her she shouldn’t worry about the appearance of her nether regions. “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?”
When global pop star Kelly Rowland became a mom for the first time, giving birth to her son Titan, she felt the most incredible love she had ever experienced. But after spending nine months so focused on the baby growing inside her, she was caught completely off guard by how much she had changed. Like many first-time moms, she was not ready for what had happened to her body and for so many overwhelming new thoughts and emotions. She wondered: Will I Ever Walk Again? Will I Ever Sleep Again? Are My Boobs Always Going to Be Like This? Rowland had questions about everything from postpartum bleeding, skin and hair changes, and dealing with aches and pains to getting back in shape and sex after baby. She also weighed the larger notions about what she wanted out of motherhood and the rest of her life.
It was a good thing that Rowland’s longtime OB/GYN Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman was right there to answer every single crazy question that popped into her head. Nothing fazed Dr. Bickman and she provided Rowland with the answers she so desperately needed, telling her over and over that, in the months after a woman gives birth, nothing is exactly strange, but nothing is necessarily normal either. It’s all just part of the “miracle” of birth.
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.