Kelly Rowland dishes the dirt on ‘downstairs’ in new motherhood manual

Destiny’s Child superstar, Kelly Rowland, has just published a book called Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened), and it’s as graphic as it’s totally realistic.

“Your vajayjay does not look the same for a very long time”

We all know giving birth and those early weeks of motherhood are not for the faint-hearted. With the pain and blood and the huge ordeal your body goes through, it’s no wonder we feel a little shell-shocked at first.

Kelly Rowland, mum to two-year-old Titan, has penned a book all about becoming a mother, sharing a few of the not-so-lovely details of her journey, including getting quite detailed about ‘downstairs’ after giving birth. 

“Your vajayjay does not look the same for a very long time,” she told USA Today. 

Tackling the birth taboos

The 36-year-old global megastar has written “Whoa Baby!” with her OB/GYN of fourteen years, Dr. Tristan Bickman. The book doesn’t tread lightly around the parts of pregnancy, birth and motherhood that are rarely spoken about, including tearing, incontinence and one’s post-pregnancy figure.

“When I finally caught a glimpse of the orifice that was causing me so much pain and sorrow, I almost screamed out loud,” she writes. “That bloody battlefield was my vagina? Was I going to look like that forever? Would [husband] Tim [Witherspoon] ever want to come near that nasty scene again?” 

“Whoa Baby!” is available now and covers a lot of the stuff that a new mum needs to know: the gross physical stuff; the hormonal and emotional stuff (“Why am I crying five times a day when this is the happiest I’ve ever been?”); and the just plain weird stuff (“Why did my nipples change colors?”).

Despite all the pain and sacrifice, little Titan was certainly worth it. The proud mum recently shared a gorgeous Easter snap of her little cutie on Instagram. LOOK AT THAT AMAZING HAIR! 😍


Happy Easter!!

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And her biggest piece of advice for new mums?

“Put away the selfie stick,” says Kelly. “Do not look in that region when you’ve just come home from the hospital, and definitely don’t capture the image on your cell phone for posterity. Just leave your vagina alone!”

I’m pretty sure that’s motherhood advice we can all agree on!

What parts of childbirth or early motherhood were the hardest for you to cope with? 

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