Kelly Rowland Shares How Her Post-Pregnancy Bod Made Her Say, 'Whoa, Baby'

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Since giving birth to her son Titan in November 2014, Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame has been dealing with the usual challenges a new mom faces, from breastfeeding to body image. Now, in her new book Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened), Rowland's talking about a bunch of eyebrow-raising issues she didn't necessarily see coming -- and other new moms are so going to relate! 

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Rowland, who cowrote the book with her ob-gyn, Tristan Bickman, MD, has no problem getting candid about a slew of uncomfortable but oh-so-real struggles, like tearing, incontinence, post-baby weight -- and more. 

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She seems to feel strongly about one issue in particular, and that's how your vulva looks after giving birth! "Your vajayjay does not look the same for a very long time," she shared with USA Today. She explained that when a friend attempted to reassure her that Rowland's husband, Tim Witherspoon, wouldn't care, Rowland said, "But, I care about it." She tells the paper: "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?" Fair question, mama!

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She also discussed how she felt about her postpartum figure. "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?' And, I had to just keep reminding myself that, 'You had a baby, Kel.' But I was hard on myself. I really was." Hearing that she had to have that inner monologue with herself is refreshing, because how many moms have had to tell themselves the same exact thing? 

That said, everyone is different, and there's nothing wrong with not having gone through the exact same "whoa" moments as Rowland or other new moms. But it's also so helpful to have reassurance from other women in the same boat that it's totally normal to be freaked out or overwhelmed or actually aghast at what's going on with your mind and body after giving birth. 

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Cheers to Rowland for getting so real! Her brutally honest approach is sure to resonate with so many moms. 

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