Rowland shares her experiences and all the changes that took place in her body after childbirth in this new book.
The mother of two years old Titan Jewell, sought the help of her personal OB-GYN, Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman to be a co-author.
Speaking on what motivated her to write this book, Rowland says, "A book like this hasn’t been done about what happens to mommy, post baby; it’s everything about the baby with other books. I wanted “Whoa, Baby!” to feel like it was a conversation between girlfriends. I speak freely about what’s happened with me and to other women. I wanted that professional side as well, (so) there are different people involved, such as Dr. (Tristan) Bickman, M.D., a physical therapist, dermatologist, stylist, and a psychotherapist."
“Dr. Bickman and I wanted to create an answer to what to expect after childbirth. No one told me what to expect physically, emotionally, or mentally," explains Rowland. “The purpose of Whoa, Baby! is to comfort the mother and give her knowledge of what’s going on with her. We cover everything!"
The R&B singer opens up about her experiences as a first-time mom, offering insights on the good, the bad and the ugly sides of motherhood she wishes someone had shared with her before she and husband Tim Weatherspoon welcomed Titan Jewell back in 2014.
From the changes that took place in her boobs to that in her vagina, Rowland opens up on all the experiences she had after childbirth.
“My nipples were HUGE — we are talking the size of Frisbees — and sometimes I could see these veins bulging out while I was nursing,” she continues. “My boobs themselves were so long and stretchy that I sometimes felt like I could’ve swung them over my shoulders.”
“I could hardly sit down on a wood chair without letting out a shriek of pain … Had giving birth actually ruined my vaj for life?” she said. “I made the mistake of getting out a mirror and trying to study the situation. Talk about the world’s worst idea! When I finally caught a glimpse of the orifice that was causing me so much pain and sorrow, I almost screamed out loud. That bloody battlefield was my vagina? Was I going to look like that forever? Would Tim ever want to come near that nasty scene again?”
With all her experience being let out in the open, Rowland's first book, “Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened)” is the book for mums.