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.
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