Why Jana Pittman was praised for wetting herself on camera during a gruelling task on SAS Australia… as the former Olympian reveals her accidents happen often
Jana Pittman was praised by viewers on Wednesday’s SAS Australia, following a relatable moment that many mothers have suffered post-partum.
After taking part in an intense assault course, the 38-year-old – who went on the show just six months after the birth of her fourth child, Charles – accidentally wet herself while standing with the other recruits.
The former Olympian told chief instructor Ant Middleton what had happened, saying: ‘I wet myself – I couldn’t hold it. Embarrassing. I’m so sorry.’
‘Honest and frank’: Jana Pittman was praised by viewers on Wednesday’s SAS Australia, following a relatable moment that many mothers have suffered post-partum
Ant didn’t even flinch by the news, responding: ‘It’s all right. If you need to piss, you need to piss. I don’t mind. It’s natural.’
He then asked if any of the recruits had urinated in the water, to which Jana said: ‘No, I just pissed myself on that run so that was embarrassing enough.
‘Not intentionally but women at home need to know, after you have a baby, you don’t have a good pelvic floor if you try hard.’
The athlete was met with an abundance of praise after being so honest about her struggles with incontinence, with one fan writing: ‘I actually love that Jana is so frank about women’s issues on TV.
Intense: Jana had completed an incredibly intense assault course moments before, which including tyre-flips, doing 30 push-ups and lifting large logs to different locations
‘The men are all supposed to be big and tough and as soon as a lady mentions they’re pelvic floor they’re like OH MY GOD YOU CAN’T MENTION THAT.’
‘Don’t be embarrassed Jana. It’s normal after you have a baby,’ another added, while a third chimed in: ‘Jana, you bloody legend – telling the truth.’
‘Oh Jana don’t be embarrassed. We need to take the stigma out of this for women after we’ve had babies,’ one viewer added.
A fifth was impressed she had even chosen to complete the course so soon after having a baby, adding: ‘Jana is amazing doing this 6 months postpartum!’
Speaking to the camera, Jana candidly told producers: ‘I’ve had four kids. So having my body go from being an elite athlete to a mum meant that I need a goal to train.
Praise: The athlete was met with a mass of praise after being so honest about her struggles with incontinence, with one fan writing: ‘I actually love that Jana is so frank about women’s issues on TV’
‘I think I’m tough but I had a baby six months ago, so I’m fighting that postpartum, after pregnancy, body,’ Jana added to the camera
‘I think I’m tough but I had a baby six months ago, so I’m fighting that postpartum, after pregnancy, body.’
Jana, who quit her sporting career to become a an obstetrician, welcomed little Charles in December 2020 alongside her husband Paul Gatward.
Two of Jana’s children, daughters Emily, six, and Jemima, four, were born via IVF and an anonymous sperm donor. She also has a 15-year-old son, Cornelis, from her marriage to her first husband and former coach, Chris Rawlinson.
SAS Australia continues Sunday at 7:30pm on Channel Seven
Full house! Dr Pittman has four children – baby Charles, a son named Cornelis, from her previous marriage, and daughters Emily and Jemima, from the same anonymous sperm donor