My childbirth experience was not dreamy and blissful. It was long and exhausting — I’m sure most women can relate to that. After being in labor for 20+ hours I ended up having a C-section for medical reasons. I was extremely sore from my incision and I couldn’t wear regular underwear for quite some time. They didn’t fit and it hurt to have any kind of elastic covering my incision. Before I went into labor one of my friends told me that I was going to get mesh underwear from the hospital, that they are life-saving and I should take as many as I can home with me. She was right and I did. My hospital was kind enough to send me home with some extras and let me tell you – I wore them as long as I could until I had to throw them out. Then, I missed them terribly. I tried to find more, but with no luck. My mom went to the store and bought me granny panties that I had to cut at the waistline so the elastic wouldn’t bother my incision too much.
There are few things that are truly essential after childbirth – mesh underwear is one of those things (regardless of whether you have a C-section or not). After giving so many of my friends the same advice that my friend gave me, I wanted to make mesh underwear more available to women everywhere. For women having home births, for women whose hospitals don’t provide mesh underwear and for women like myself – who just wanted my supply to last longer. Not just in hospital white, but also in black – who wants to see all that gross stuff anyway, right?
Motherhood has been the hardest and best part of my life. It also made me passionate about speaking out to ensure other women don’t feel alone during their first moments as a new mother. I like to think that I’m helping to break the stigma that goes along with struggling moms and open the dialogue to help each other.
I’ve always been someone that likes to connect with others. In my spare time, I am involved in a mom entrepreneurs group in my town that supports women owned businesses.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters in New Jersey and traveling to new places on vacation.