Pregnancy brings us the greatest gift in the world, but it can also leave us with some not-so-nice side-effects – one of those being weak bladders!
That’s right; our babies aren’t the only ones who need the nappies in the weeks and months after birth, and one mother has decided to speak out on the reality of post-birth incontinence.
Bec Judd is an Australian model and mum-of-four, who gave birth to twins Tom and Darcy nine months ago. The 34-year-old has never held back about her experience of motherhood (she’s also mum to five-year-old Oscar, and three-year-old Billie), and her latest confession is really striking a chord.
Bec was conducting an interview on KIIS FM’s 3pm Pick Up show, when she decided to recount the story of how she once wound up wearing one of her baby’s nappies.
Setting the scene, she said: “After I had Billie, she was probably a couple of weeks old and I needed to go into the city and go to the toilet – but I had Billie in this pram and was still getting used to the whole newborn thing again. So, I thought, ‘I’ll just hold on and wait until I get home.’
“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, I’m so post-natal!’”
Ever the resourceful mum, Bec remembered her supply of nappies and immediately thought of a solution.
“Luckily, I had a spare nappy in the glovebox, so I just whacked it on and away we went. I had no spills, no leaks, no worries,” she revealed.
Of course, it wasn’t as graceful as you may be thinking right now! Indeed, Bec added that she had to ‘scrunch down really low’ so that no one would see, and just ‘kind of put it in like a big pad’.
She joked: “I just thought, ‘Hey, this could really take off.’”
The story gained plenty of momentum across the news sites and social media, with many fellow mums praising Bec for her honest account of a lesser-spoken-about post-partum side-effect.
This is the reality of life as a new mum – our bodies are amazing machines, and if we need a little extra protection while we recover, then so what? Well done, Bec!