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‘I just wept’: Jodie Turner-Smith felt her womb was ’empty’ after giving birth to her first child

‘I just wept’: Jodie Turner-Smith reveals she cried after giving birth to her first child Janie Jackson because her womb felt ’empty’

Jodie Turner-Smith has revealed she wept after her first child, now 11 months, was born because she felt a sense of ’emptiness’ in her womb.

The 34-year-old actress gave birth to her daughter Janie Jackson in April last year, whom she shares with her actor husband Joshua.

Despite feeling emotional, she said that giving birth was a ‘beautiful’ experience that showed ‘the evidence of her biological powers’.

‘I just wept’: Jodie Turner-Smith has revealed she cried after her daughter Janie Jackson, now 11 months, was born because she felt a sense of ’emptiness’ in her womb

The Queen & Slim star told MATCHESFASHION in a new Q&A for their Curated By series: ‘I remember feeling my womb for the first time after I gave birth, feeling the emptiness, and I just wept. 

‘Because it’s just as beautiful, as it is bizarre, as it is completely f****** normal and human. My body has more curves now, more folds, more softness, and all of that is the evidence of my biological powers.

‘I just kind of grow more in awe of that every day.’

Reflecting on the birthing experience, Jodie reaffirmed how going into labour made her realise how ‘powerful’ women are.

Life: The 34-year-old actress gave birth to first child in April last year, whom she shares with her actor husband Joshua Jackson

Life: The 34-year-old actress gave birth to first child in April last year, whom she shares with her actor husband Joshua Jackson 

She said to Elle earlier this year: ‘The men think they’re hard-core, but they could never do what they do while also making a baby. They just couldn’t.

‘[Giving birth reaffirmed to me that] patriarchal society really is out here, scamming women into thinking that they’re not supremely powerful beings, because damn, it’s some goddess-level s***.’

And the actress also told the ways in which becoming a first-time parent has been more difficult than ever, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She added: ‘Navigating parenthood at any time is difficult, and it’s even more difficult without support, when everything is shut down and you can’t really see other people or go anywhere. 

Changes: The Queen & Slim star told MATCHESFASHION in a new Q&A for their Curated By series: 'I remember feeling my womb for the first time after I gave birth, feeling the emptiness, and I just wept

Changes: The Queen & Slim star told MATCHESFASHION in a new Q&A for their Curated By series: ‘I remember feeling my womb for the first time after I gave birth, feeling the emptiness, and I just wept

‘[Luckily] I’m not having to sit on Zoom with her and suddenly become her educator as well as her caretaker.’  

Last month, she revealed that she had had a plaster cast made of her heavily pregnant belly.

Taking to Instagram, she shared the process with her social media followers, posting images of the plaster cast covering her bump and breasts.  

She also posted a selfie she took with part of the cast as well as uploading a picture of the finished mould. 

Jodie previously told Vogue that she had given birth to her child at her home in Los Angeles and spent nearly four days in labour.

Jodie and Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua, 42, started dating in 2018 and they wed in 2019 before welcoming their daughter a year later. 

Memory: Last month, she revealed that she had had a plaster cast made of her heavily pregnant belly

Memory: Last month, she revealed that she had had a plaster cast made of her heavily pregnant belly

Perfect match: Jodie and Dawson's Creek alum Joshua, 42, started dating in 2018 and they wed in 2019 before welcoming their daughter a year later

Perfect match: Jodie and Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua, 42, started dating in 2018 and they wed in 2019 before welcoming their daughter a year later

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