Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Model Ferne McCann has revealed that she was left with a constantly leaking bladder after giving birth to her daughter.
In an interview to Ok! magazine, the former “Towie” star opened up about her post pregnancy struggles and why she was afraid to leave her house.
She said: “It was a bit of a joke at first as I was weeing every time I sneezed during my pregnancy and then it just got progressively worse.
“There was a lot of leaking and I was wetting myself all the time. It has shattered my confidence and made me scared to leave the house. Being worried you’ll wet yourself at any moment does that to you.”
Ferne also shared that she was not able to work out.
“I pride myself on my fitness and all of a sudden I couldn’t do the workouts I loved without wetting myself. One time I was on a running machine and I had to stop because I’d completely wet myself. It got to the point where I didn’t even want to drink water because I thought I’d immediately have an accident.”,” McCann added.
After months of suffering, Ferne sought help of a doctor, who diagnosed a stage one prolapsed bladder.
“I was relieved to find out what it was, and that I could get help. If I’d left it untreated then it could have led to surgery, so I’m glad I got it seen to,” she said.
Ferne, who’s been a single mother since giving birth to Sunday in 2017, says the condition has stopped her from dating and how her prespective on sex is changed.
“I haven’t wanted to go out for dinner with a man and then be constantly asking to go to the toilet. I’ve avoided going on dates completely if I’m honest. My whole perspective on sex has completely changed after having a baby. The longer you’re not with someone the more nerve-wracking it becomes.
Even the thought of getting naked in front of someone is a scary thought. I now need to be with someone who I can fully trust. I do want it all now – I’m ready to settle down. I’m looking for the kind person who has the same interests as me, and who I can have an adult relationship with. I’m sick and tired of lust.”
Ferne is now looking forward to be treated with an eight-week programme of Kegel exercises.
“I definitely would love to have another baby. When I first had Sunday people were obsessed with asking if I’d like to have more, and I couldn’t even think about it but I know now that I 100 per cent would like to have more children.
“Hopefully I can fix it by doing an eight-week programme, which involves lots of Kegel exercises every day, then I’ll go back for another check up. Though I will have to continually work on this forever,” she added.