Joan Smalls Opens Up About Being a Supermodel Mother
In a recent interview with People, Joan Smalls opened up about her journey to motherhood. She revealed that she had IVF treatments after trying to get pregnant naturally for three years.
“I’m an emotional person and I was suffering from depression and sadness, so I thought it might help me feel better,” she told the magazine. “After three years of trying it felt like nothing had changed. It was a very difficult time for me because I didn’t feel like myself anymore. I realized this wasn’t what I wanted for my life.”
Joan Smalls on Nursing and Going Back to Work
I didn’t realize how hard it would be to breastfeed my son, who is now 5 months old. I was shocked at how different it was from the nursing I did when he was born. At first, it felt like we were doing something wrong because he wasn’t latching on correctly, but then we realized he was a little younger and had to get used to feeding with a nipple as opposed to straight from the source (meaning me).
I’ve also been surprised by how quickly some people will judge breastfeeding in public especially if you’re in New York City! The first time I nursed him there I got some weird looks from someone who wasn’t happy about what she saw. After that experience, I decided that no one else’s opinion mattered when it came down to whether or not he would eat or what kind of milk he’d drink; if my baby wanted breast milk then so be it!
Joan Smalls On Pregnancy in the Fashion Industry
When you think of Joan Smalls, you probably don’t think of her as a mom-to-be. But in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the model opens up about her experience with IVF and shares how difficult it was to finally become pregnant. “It was hard,” she said. “I know that everyone says it’s so easy these days but I wouldn’t say that because it wasn’t.”
Smalls began trying to have children when she was 25 years old with fiance Mateo Rando and says they wanted to start their family right away because they were already being called “Mr. and Mrs.” When she started having difficulties getting pregnant, she knew something had to change and decided to try IVF.
How Does Joan Smalls Relax?
“I love taking my dog for a walk,” she says, “and I often go for a swim and get some sun. I also love going to the spa, and I like being outdoors as much as possible.”
If you’re hoping to relax as Joan Smalls does, try these activities:
- Read on the beach or in your yard with friends.
- Go for a swim in an ocean or lake (or pool).
- Visit a spa or sauna.
Joan Smalls on Feeling Her Sexiest in the Morning;
“I don’t have sex in the morning,” Joan Smalls told Byrdie. “Unless I have to go somewhere.”
But what makes her feel sexy, confident, and beautiful? If you’re expecting a long list of beauty rituals or early-morning workouts, think again: It’s all about how she feels inside. “When I feel good about who I am and what I’ve accomplished in my day,” she said. “When I’m proud of myself for doing something difficult for me.”
Joan Smalls on the Secret to Lasting Beauty
Beauty is not about how you look on the outside, but it’s also not about how you feel on the inside. It’s also not about how much money you have in your bank account (although that certainly helps). Beauty is a combination of all these things and more but most importantly, it’s something that needs to be cultivated every day.
Joan Smalls shares her tips for cultivating beauty and taking care of yourself:
- Treat others well: “I think if someone treats me like crap, then there is no way they can expect me to treat them nicely,” she says. “When people are nice to me, I’m always nicer back.”
- Take care of yourself: “You need sleep,” Joan says. “A lot of people don’t get enough sleep and they end up looking like crap.” She recommends going to bed at 10 p.m., waking up when you’re supposed to (even if it means setting an alarm), getting some exercise in during the day by taking a yoga class or walking around your neighborhood, drinking tons of water throughout the day (half your body weight in ounces), eating lots of fruits/vegetables/whole grains as well as lean protein sources such as chicken breast or fish instead of red meat; avoiding salt as much as possible since that causes bloating; reducing sugar intake (since sugar feeds yeast overgrowth leading eventually toward inflammation), and finally making sure any supplements you take are organic because otherwise they could be filled with pesticides which harm our bodies’ systems even further than normal food would do alone!
Joan Smalls Experienced IVF and Shares her Journey
Joan Smalls is a model who has used IVF to conceive. She shared her experiences on Instagram, writing that she and her husband decided to go through with the process after realizing how much they wanted children.
They were lucky enough to experience success right away, but that’s not always the case for people who opt for IVF. As she points out in her post about the experience, it can be an emotional process for both partners and often involves many rounds of treatment before any results are seen or felt.
IVF isn’t suited for everyone if you’re interested in learning more about whether it could work for you and your partner(s), consult with your doctor or another healthcare provider first so they can help guide you through what’s involved with this option.
The term supermodel was popularized by the fashion industry in the 1980s and early 1990s, not long after the debut of the famous Barbadian model, Carol Cleveland. Ever since the rise of supermodels like Christy Turlington, Beverly Peele, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford, this profession has proven to be incredibly lucrative for various models. However, models who aspire to be supermodels should be aware of all of the work and sacrifices that follow this career path as well. This is a profession that requires constant improvement, a strong will, and determination, even spiritual development in some cases.