One thing fans of Chrissy Teigen love is her refreshing honesty and the fact she keeps it all the way real.
Of course, that has come back to bite her in the butt often in the form of harsh criticism and attacks.
It seems like every other day, the model and TV host is getting roasted for something she shared in social medial
I appreciated her honesty recently when she shared that she has had to wear an adult diaper for incontinence.
“No one told me i would be coming home in diapers too,” she tweeted recently.
no one told me i would be coming home in diapers too
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 20, 2016
It is indeed one of those things that no one tells you about pregnancy and new motherhood. In fact, had she been keeping a closer eye on the tweets of her bestie Kim Kardashian, she might have noticed that Kimye too blogged about that problem after she first gave birth to North a few years ago.
“People just don’t tell you all of the gross things that happen during pregnancy or after,” she wrote on her blog in 2015. “Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?! LOL! No one told me that! #SoSexy.”
In fact, urinary incontinence is very common in the postpartum period and happens with a third of new moms.
Women who experience this don’t get back their total control of their bladder until three to six months after delivery.
A ton of women replied to her about their experience with it and just like that, 20K+ retweets later, she had raised awareness on a health problem. Bravo, Chrissy!
And just when people were simmering down about that post, she goes out on a date with her husband John Legend and within the week of welcoming her daughter, Luna.
She got dragged all over again by people who told her she should be home breastfeeding and not on a date so soon after delivery.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.
I think PopSugar’s Maggie Winterfeldt summed it up well in her piece defending Teigen:
A child’s entire well-being is based on the mother during gestation, and we give pregnant women due allowances for the extra rest, food, and exercise needs they have in the process of growing human life — and yet as soon as that baby is born, when it’s time for the tremendous task of raising a child, that same woman’s status is reduced from sacred vessel to tireless caregiver. Her needs as a woman are no longer respected, yet we expect her to continue to perform as wife, mother, and often a member of the workforce. But with nothing to fuel her, she can only give so much.