Supermodel Ashley Graham shines light on the not-so-glamorous world of motherhood.
In a revealing Instagram post published Tuesday, the runway star details her postpartum recovery after giving birth to son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin on January 18.
While posting a mirror selfie where she wears Frida Mom disposable postpartum underwear, the fashionista wrote, “Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too🙋🏻♀️ After all these years in fashion I never could’ve guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are!”
By opening up about her trials and tribulations, the 32-year-old hopes to give fans an honest portrayal of parenthood.
“No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!” she exclaimed.
The “American Beauty Star” host also gave a nod to Chelsea Hirschhorn, the CEO of Frida Mom, for “making waves and starting honest conversations” about post-childbirth realities.
“It’s unbelievable the obstacles we still face talking about what women really go through. All their stuff she sent me has been a life saver,” Graham concluded.
Earlier this month, Ashley opened up about her baby’s home birth.
“I have to say now, though, that I gave birth and I did it naturally and I felt everything, I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do,” she said to husband Justin Ervin in the “Pretty Big Deal” episode. “Like, there’s nothing that could come my way where I say, ‘Oh, that’s too hard. I can’t handle that.’ I went through laboring for six hours, naturally."
She added, “If I would have had the birth at a hospital, I think my anxiety would have been through the roof. But because I was here, the lights were dim, it was a chill environment, I got to eat whatever food I wanted to, I got to be in bed, I could be in the pool.”