Iskra Lawrence gets candid about postpartum menstruation to 'celebrate all our bodies go through'

Kerry Justich
·2 min read
Iskra Lawrence opens up about her postpartum "period bloat." (Photo: Getty Images)
Iskra Lawrence opens up about her postpartum "period bloat." (Photo: Getty Images)

Iskra Lawrence is getting candid about her postpartum period.

The 30-year-old model and new mom to a 10-month-old baby boy with boyfriend Philip Payne, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her unfiltered experience menstruating again after giving birth in April.

“Basically no such thing as [too much information] here...so here I am on my third period postpartum loving on my body unapologetically,” Lawrence captioned an Instagram Reel video showing off her “period bloat,” explaining that she was “anxious and dreading what my first period would be like after birth.”

The drastic range that other women provided when advising Lawrence on when to expect her period didn’t seem to help. “Some people said it was 6 weeks, 3 months or some said it took 2 years,” she wrote, “soooo that was reassuring.”

Even when the model started menstruating again, she explains that neither its timing nor her symptoms were regular. “The period pains, cramps, tiredness HIT,” she said of her second period. “Took me out for about 3 days (I’m sure you can relate) then this month I was 2 weeks late and got worried all over again.”

Turns out breastfeeding and pumping — subjects she’s also been open about on social media – may have been the reason that Lawrence’s period was irregular.

Just like many of her other body positive posts, Lawrence explained her intention to share her experience for the sake of being relatable to women going through the same things.

“I guess I’m sharing this to [normalize] and celebrate all our bodies go through and to remind you and your body you’re incredible!” she wrote. “And hoping you give yourself some love today too.”

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