Every woman who has given birth knows the truth: just because you have delivered the baby successfully, it doesn’t mean you are back to feeling like your sexy pre-pregnancy self. Chrissy Teigen proved this is true even for supermodels when she tweeted, “No one told me I would be coming home in diapers too.”
The new mom was presumably referring to the phenomenon after childbirth wherein the uterus continues to empty itself of the blood and fluids present during pregnancy. For post-partum women, it is basically like having the heaviest period of their lives, and it continues for over a month after delivering.
Kim Kardashian was likewise surprised to discover this issue after she had her first child, daughter North West: “Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?! LOL! No one told me that! #SoSexy.”
This is a natural part of the childbearing process, but it continues to catch many women off-guard. Chrissy Teigen is simply telling it like it is, as usual. Perhaps by calling attention to the fact that it happens to celebrities as well as the rest of childbearing women, Teigen will bring awareness to the surprises and struggles of new motherhood.