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Chrissy Teigen opens up about the scars of childbirth that few women talk about

Chrissy Teigen talks about the other side of pregnancy, the one many don't know and we are glad that she did.
UPDATED FEB 21, 2020
Chrissy Teigen (Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen (Getty Images)

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed their son, Miles, this week and as beautiful as pregnancies can be, there are parts of it that people sometimes omit.

However, Chrissy is not one among them. The mother-of-two, took to Twitter to share how delivering a baby can be strenuous and traumatic experience, and in some cases the physical exertion can even tear up your vagina.

Yes, it is biologically and physically possible. 

“I can confirm postpartum life is 90% better when you don't rip to your butthole. Baby boy: 1 point. Luna: 0.” Chrissy wrote.

She also took to her Instagram and shared a picture which showed her wearing nothing but a high-waisted mesh underwear and a low-slung skirt. For those who have had a baby, you can probably relate to what Chrissy is saying. However, for those of you who are new to this, think of it as a lesson on childbirth.

Vaginal tears during baby deliveries, which Chrissy talks about in her tweet, are quite common. Otherwise known as perineal lacerations, these usually occur when the baby’s head tears the vaginal opening. Though not very common, the severity of the tears is measured in degrees.

The first-degree tears only affect the perineal skin, while third and fourth-degree tears, like the one Chrissy spoke about, cause injury to the anal sphincter and the rectum. However, this kind of tear is not common and according to Elle, it happens only in 2–6 percent of deliveries. 

This is not the first time Chrissy has used social media in order to normalize things. Previously, she spoke about stretch marks and breastfeeding, as well as shared images of how one's body looks just a week after giving birth.

When Chrissy had her daughter Luna, she was vocal about being unaware of how often she had to breastfeed her. 

“The feeding schedule surprised me a lot. If you kind of does the math, you’re kind of breastfeeding for 10 hours a day total,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s very loving and sweet, but it’s not easy. It’s hard to work your entire day around getting her the nourishment she needs because [babies] are just little animals.”