On Sunday, the former Sports Illustrated model revealed to Instagram how she has been forced to use incontinence underwear during her period.
“If you don’t want to talk about periods keep scrolling. I don’t know why I’m putting this out there publicly but wtf happens post-children that makes … well … let’s just say I am now in the depends-wearing stage of my period,”
The 33-year-old captioned a photo where she is wearing a pair of Depends underwear — designed to provide bladder leakage protection.
The actress has been married to tennis champ Andy Roddick since 2009 and share their son, Hank, 4, and daughter, Stevie, 2.
According to a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Amina White via Parents.com, a change in menstrual flow post-childbirth can be common.
“For the umpteenth time — because people love to comment on my body (or lack thereof) my children sucked the life out of my body and left behind a bag of bones,’” she wrote.
“I don’t know what else to tell you. I miss my boobs too — I don’t even know what to call them now.”
Decker recently spoke on her privilege and how fortunate she feels to be with her children in the middle of the racial unrest in America.
“I pulled my boy into bed last night, something I rarely do. I was overwhelmed with gratitude that he is still in my house, and anger that this isn’t true for so many other families. I’m angry that other mothers with 4-year-olds like mine, 4-year-olds that are not white, have to start the process of teaching their *toddlers* not to hide their hands in their pockets, or wear a hoodie, or break eye contact, or RUN, because if they do, it could get them killed.
“My privilege has protected me from having to have those conversations with my child, but he’ll know this all soon….I have been hesitant about posting the wrong thing or adding to the hurt, but staying silent felt even more destructive. White friends, let’s do the damn work to be better. It’s our responsibility.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
Mamas Uncut is the place for moms online. We cover the latest news around motherhood and parenting, plus entertainment news as well – all with a mom-focused twist. Looking for parenting advice? We have plenty of it, all for moms, from moms. Our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for. We don’t stop there though, we have expert advice on a range of topics, and all of our categories get updated multiple times a day, so if there’s one website for moms you need to bookmark, it’s Mamas Uncut. We cover it all, from the latest and trendiest baby names, in the US and all over the world, to advice for moms in the workplace, or mom to mom advice on balancing it all. Looking for an answer to a specific question you’ve have? Head over to our new answers section, where you can ask questions on a nearly endless amount of topics, and you’ll get answers fast – really fast. Mamas Uncut is more than just the place for moms, it’s the community of moms – all here to help, make friends, and more. Not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our key topic areas like Pregnancy or Relationships – if you’re looking for advice on a specific topic, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ve already written on it (a few times), or that it’s within our answers section. If you don’t have time to read the site every day, we also have a newsletter that you can control how often you want to receive – that way we send all of the must-see content for moms directly to your inbox – it’s that easy. So go ahead and take a look around, ask a question, or just keep reading, we’re glad you’re here.