Ashley Graham has revealed that her husband, Justin Ervin, underwent a vasectomy, after she nearly died of horrific bleeding while giving birth to their twin sons last year.
The 35-year-old supermodel made the revelation at the milk drunk podcast as she talked about raising three children under the age of four and her spouse, 34, ‘pulling blanks’.
When asked if she was really planning a fourth child after making a joke about wanting another one this year, the beauty clarified that her man was in “full vasectomy mode.”
“I don’t have to take a pill, thank God,” she enthused, before noting that the procedure was relatively painless for Ervin, who went shopping with her immediately afterward.
Although she did not divulge further what influenced her decision for him to have the surgery, the couple already have children, Isaac, three, and Roman and Malachi, both one.
Full house: Ashley Graham has revealed that her husband, Justin Ervin, underwent a vasectomy, after she nearly died of horrific bleeding while giving birth to their twin sons last year
No more birth control needed: The 35-year-old supermodel made the revelation on the Milk Drunk podcast as she discussed raising three children under the age of four and her ‘pulling blank’ spouse, 34
In May, Graham, who suffered a devastating first-trimester miscarriage just 11 months before the arrival of her twins, wrote a candid essay to Glamor about her difficult labor.
Shortly after the twins’ arrival, she recalled that she suddenly began to bleed and promptly lost consciousness.
This forced her delivery team into action in a desperate attempt to save her life.
The horrific incident left her bedridden for four days and unable to walk for a week.
She added that the consequences of nearly losing her life were “profoundly overwhelming” and that the entire experience changed her relationship with her body once and for all, stripping her of the confidence and positivity that fueled her career as the world’s first plus-size woman. world. Super model
Family of five: When asked if she really plans on having a fourth child after making a joke about wanting another one this year, the beauty clarified that her man was in ‘full vasectomy mode’
“I don’t have to take a pill, thank God,” she enthused, before noting that the procedure was relatively painless for Ervin, who went shopping with her right after.
“The night I gave birth to the twins, I had a hemorrhage,” she recalled.
‘It was 2 am when my contractions started. At 3:45 am I went to the bathroom thinking I needed the bathroom, and Malachi came out just as my doula arrived, in time to deliver him into the world.’
Roman was born two hours and seven minutes later and, at first, Graham said that she and her husband, who also have two sons, Isaac, as well as their team of ‘expert’ and ‘smart’ doctors, ‘were all celebrating’.
“We couldn’t believe my labor was only three and a half hours long, and I was incredibly grateful to this team of skilled, intelligent, skilled professionals around me, who were there for me when I had Isaac, and now with me again.” time for the twins,’ he gushed.
However, her excitement soon turned to fear, when Graham suddenly collapsed.
Scary labor: In May, Graham, who suffered a devastating first-trimester miscarriage just 11 months before her twins were due, wrote a candid essay for Glamor about her complicated labor (seen in 2019)
Mommy boy: The star and her man share sons Isaac, three, and one-year-old twins Roman and Malachi
“Next thing I knew, I looked at my midwife and said, ‘I’m not feeling well. I think I need to lie down, ”and I passed out,” she recalled.
“All I can remember is feeling a light touch on my cheek, which I later found out was actually someone tapping my cheek, someone holding my hand, my husband Justin in my ear, praying and someone poking me with a needle. In my arm.
And I remember seeing darkness and what looked like stars. When I finally came to, I looked around and saw everyone.
‘They just told me, ‘You’re okay. Are you OK. You’re fine.” They didn’t want to tell me, at that moment, that I had lost liters of blood.
“They didn’t want to tell me that one of the midwives had to turn me over, press her finger right on the bone of my vagina to try to stop the bleeding.
‘And they didn’t want to tell me that the vein in my arm kept collapsing and they couldn’t get the needle in for oxytocin, so they had to put it in my hand.
“But even though they didn’t want to go into detail at the time, I looked around the room, saw blood literally everywhere, and let out a deep, visceral scream: an emotional release from the chaos I had just experienced.”
Graham explained that she couldn’t even sit up, let alone walk, so doctors carried her to their bed on a sheet.
He stayed in bed for four days straight and did not leave his house for “almost two months.”
‘The midwives asked me if I could get up and walk to the bed. I couldn’t. I couldn’t sit up, I couldn’t even crawl,” she continued.
Horrible: Shortly after the twins arrived, she recalled that she suddenly started bleeding and promptly lost consciousness (seen in March)
“So they got a twin-size sheet, rolled me over it, and dragged me down the hall to my guest room, where I had a trundle bed that I could barely roll on.
‘Thank God the twins were okay, while I lay in that bed for four days straight. I couldn’t walk for a week. And I didn’t leave my house for almost two months.
However, the mother-of-three called it a period filled with “joy, learning and laughter, acceptance and recovery.”
She said: “It was a period of time filled with the joy of being with my husband and three children, the rhythm of our new life, learning and laughter, acceptance and recovery.”
Despite being grateful that she and her twins were okay, the mother admitted that she soon began to have a hard time accepting her body.
She admitted: “Like many women, what I’ve been through with childbirth has reshaped my relationship with my body, and I say this knowing that I’m the person who’s been yelling to all of you, ‘I love skin’ back inside.
“We couldn’t believe my labor was only three and a half hours long, and I was incredibly grateful to this team of skilled, intelligent, skilled professionals around me, who were there for me when I had Isaac, and now with me again.” once for the twins,’ he gushed
“However, for me, the births of my three children threw a lot of that out the window.”
Graham said she was a “wreck” after recovering from the incident and “didn’t feel like herself physically or emotionally”.
She added that she had planned to return to work eight weeks after giving birth, but soon realized that would not be the case.
I couldn’t walk well for a long time, let alone exercise. I would shake, I did not feel myself physically or emotionally, ”she wrote.
“I had planned to go back to work after eight weeks, but I was devastated and when I looked in the mirror, I still felt like I was pregnant.
‘I work in an industry that expects me to return to work in a body that has “regressed” – a pressure that no woman, in any industry, deserves to feel.
‘I’ve always struggled against unfair and unrealistic standards and yet, if I’m being completely honest, here I was, waiting to bounce back. And fast.’
New parents: She, Justin and Isaac moved into her mother’s house in Nebraska after the pandemic hit, but she said she felt ‘really isolating and challenging’ ‘raising a baby knowing nothing’ (pictured in 2019)
The TV presenter also recalled being ‘thrown into the postpartum experience’ after giving birth to her first child in 2020, admitting that while he was her ‘world’, the ‘physical and emotional aspects’ of being a new mum were ‘messy’ and ‘a lot of hard work.’
She, Justin and Isaac moved into her mother’s house in Nebraska after the pandemic, but she said it felt “really isolating and challenging” to “raise a baby knowing nothing.”
She also struggled with her body image, adding, “I also became obsessed with this 20lbs that just wouldn’t come off, and I felt like my body wasn’t mine.”
“I tried to ignore it and was like, ‘Girl, you’re still good, who cares.’ I had some stretch marks and had some really good crying sessions over the stretch marks.
“But looking back, if I had known what I was about to go through, oh, that’s ridiculous what I was stressing out about.”