Child star Keke Palmer celebrates pregnancy and gives women around the world living with PCOS hope

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Keke Palmer is having a baby.
Keke Palmer is having a baby.
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The Akeelah and the Bee star is not so little anymore

Actress Keke Palmer sent the internet into a frenzy when she announced on SNL that she is having her first child with boyfriend Darius Jackson.

While hosting Saturday Night Live, the 29-year-old announced that she is an expectant mom in classic Keke style.

"There's some rumours going around, people have been in my comments saying, 'Keke's having a baby, Keke's pregnant,' and I wanna set the record straight — I am!" Palmer exclaimed, before ripping her jacket open.

The news was celebrated worldwide with many congratulating Keke on this new exciting journey of her life.

The Hollywood star has opened up about being diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome).

Read more | Keke Palmer opens up about polycystic ovarian syndrome: this is what it is and how it affects women

“Polycystic ovarian syndrome has been attacking me from the inside out my entire life and I had no idea. My acne has been so bad that people in my field offered to pay for me to get it fixed. I tried EVERYTHING. I did Accutane TWICE. People say drink water, have a better diet, but I did all that, I ate all the 'right' things, my blood tests were fine. But it took ME taking a personal look into my family that has a history of diabetes and obesity to understand what was ACTUALLY happening with me. And unfortunately doctors are people and if you don’t 'look the part' they may not think that’s your problem. They may not even suggest it if you 'look healthy', whatever that means! I came to a doctor in tears once and all they offered was a measles vaccine... Exactly (sic).

"My skin has made me sad many nights but I do not give up on myself. I know this is not me and my body has been looking for help,” she posted.

PCOS is a very common hormone problem for women of childbearing age.

Women with PCOS may not ovulate, have high levels of androgens, and have many small cysts on the ovaries.

PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, infertility, and weight gain.

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