InStyle Magazine
Updated August 01, 2019

Throughout her pregnancy so far, Shay Mitchell has been all about keeping it as real as possible. From sharing her experience with miscarriage to opening up about how pregnancy changes your identity, it seems as though no topic is off limits for the actor, which inevitably helps her fans feel less alone, too.

In a new episode on her YouTube series Almost Ready, Mitchell peeled back yet another intimate layer of her journey by talking about how pregnancy makes you pee. All. The. Damn. Time. But don’t worry—she’s got a hack for that.

And Mitchell isn’t exaggerating—she’s literally wearing a diaper. “It gets so annoying going to the bathroom all the time!” she explains.

Frequent urination during pregnancy is a common experience, thanks to changes in hormones and a growing uterus putting pressure on one’s bladder. According to the American Pregnancy Association, pregnant people are more at risk for urinary tract infections; as the uterus increases in size and weight, it can prevent proper drainage of urine from the bladder, which can lead to a painful infection.

But Mitchell is way too busy for a potential UTI to slow her down, and she’s too busy to run to the bathroom a zillion times too. Enter, the diaper.

“The set was way over here. The bathrooms were like way over there,” she adds for emphasis. “I peed myself…I’m having to pee way too much. I’m over it.” Speaking of Mitchell’s job, she fully intends to keep working even after her baby is born.

Of course, pregnancy does change a few things (and not just the amount of times you pee on any given day). Mitchell has been open about that too; in a previous episode of her YouTube channel, she talked about the darker aspects of pregnancy that don’t always get enough attention.

We love Mitchell’s candor about pregnancy, and we don’t blame her one bit for wearing diapers. Wear ’em proud, girl.