While most celebrity mommies have managed to make pregnancy look glamorous with sexy outfits and picture-perfect photoshoots, many have come forward to reveal that being pregnant isn’t always as fun or glamorous as it looks.
South African singer Bucie recently revealed some of the difficulties she has experienced during her pregnancies and it seems she is not the only celebrity to have had a tough time with bringing their bundles of joy to the world.
The following celebrities have also gone through quite a lot before, during and even after their pregnancies.
1. Kim Kardashian
During an episode of their hit-reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the sexy mother of three showed viewers how difficult her pregnancy with her first child, North West, was. The reality star discovered she had pre-eclampsia, which is a life-threatening condition which is caused by high blood pressure and can cause significant amounts of protein in the urine. To add onto that, Mrs West also suffered from placenta accreta, a condition in which the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall, she shared on her website.
"It was the most painful experience of my life!" she said.
A week ago, the sexy mother of two took to Instagram to reveal that after both her pregnancies, she suffered from diastasis recti, also known as abdominal separation, which is commonly defined as a gap of roughly 2.7 cm or greater between the two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle.
“I have diastastis recti from both of my pregnancies, so I have to work extra hard to regain my core strength. Determined. Let’s Go Mammas!” a determined Cici wrote.
3. Chrissy Teigen
In an open letter, Chrissy revealed in Glamour that she suffered from postnatal depression after giving birth to her first child with musician John Legend. The depression occurs in some women soon after they give birth and symptoms include feeling sad and hopeless.
4. Celine Dion
“For the twins I did IVF six times one after the other,” she said.
She also went through a lot of emotional stress after her third baby passed on three months into her pregnancy.
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5. Tori Spelling
An article by US weekly revealed how the actress almost lost her life during her fourth pregnancy. According to the publication, when Tori was 5 months pregnant doctors diagnosed her with a condition known as placenta praevia, a condition in which the placenta covers the cervix, which could lead to massive internal bleeding.
The reality star reportedly also spent 10 weeks in hospital and four months on bed rest, but luckily after nine months, she safely welcomed her fourth baby into the world.
“I just remember thinking, I can't leave three children behind,” the now mother-of-six told the publication.