While pregnancy can be a joyous time, it can also present some odd symptoms and fears.
- Kristen Bell:
New mom Kristen Bell covers the December issue of Flare and opens up about feeling disconnected to her now 7-month-old daughter Lincoln during pregnancy.
“I kept saying to Dax [Shepard] in all sincerity during my pregnancy, ‘I just don’t know how I’m going to like her as much as I like the dogs.’ I was being serious. Because I f–king love my dogs; they are my children,” she recently admitted.
She added: “I love people the more I know them, and I didn’t know her. It could’ve been a water bottle in my belly, that’s about how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy. But within about 24 hours after she came out, my hormones reset, and they reprogrammed my feelings about her.”
- Kim Kardashian:
Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West welcomed their first child – daughter North West – on June 15. The first-time mom admitted that pregnancy wasn’t exactly a walk in the park.
“Being pregnant is not as easy as my sister [Kourtney Kardashian] made it look or as my mom [Kris Jenner] has made it look,” she admitted.
As for her pregnancy cravings? “I’m craving carrots and ranch dressing,” she said. “I used to love sweets, I used to love chocolate, can’t even eat chocolate!”
- Jenna Dewan-Tatum:
Handsome couple Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum welcomed their first child – daughter Everly – on May 31. During her pregnancy, Jenna shared a wacky pregnancy dream.
“OK my fellow preggars ladies.. about these hormonal dreams,” she posted via Twitter. “Is it normal to fly on a magic carpet while presenting at Golden Globes?? Lol.”
- Tori Spelling:
In Tori Spelling‘s new memoir, Spelling It Like It Is, the mom-of-four gives a candid post-pregnancy confession. In April, Tori revealed her svelte post-baby body in a bikini on the cover of Us Weekly – and she now admits to lying about her postpartum slim-down.
After losing 45 pounds after the birth of her son Finn in August 2012, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum told the mag she had dropped the weight through a combination of low-impact cardio and a “healthy” diet of fish, veggies, soups, and “sensible” snacks like rice cakes, edamame, hummus, and avocado.
However, in Spelling It Like It Is, Tori admits to basically starving herself.
“I really don’t exercise much, period,” she writes. “So I took off my weight the old-fashioned way. I like to call it the Just Keep Your F–king Mouth Shut and Eat Air diet. It’s all the rage.”
- Kristin Cavallari:
Kristin Cavallari‘s birth plan didn’t exactly go as she had hoped when it was time to deliver Camden, her first child with Jay Cutler.
“[Childbirth] hurt like a bitch and felt like period cramps, but 10 times worse,” Kristin said.
And when it came time to deliver her son, she didn’t want her football star hubby to see the birth. “I was like, ‘You’re going to be behind me. You’re not going to see anything,’” she said. “And the nurse was like, ‘Oh, no, no. He’s going to hold your leg. I was like, ‘Oh, no he’s not.’ She was like, ‘It’s different when it’s your own.’”
In her signature quirky style, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi gave graphic details of her son Lorenzo’s August 2012 birth.
“When my water broke, I thought it would be like [gushing],” she shared.
Snooki added: “But I was just like, peeing my pants every two seconds. I didn’t know what was going on! I couldn’t control it, and I was like ‘I think my water broke.’ I was in labor for 27 hours, but I didn’t feel anything because I got the epidural.”
- Jessica Simpson:
New mom-of-two Jessica Simpson accidentally revealed the gender of her second baby – son Ace Knute – in March 2013.
“The crazy thing is I never knew a wiener could make me nauseous,” Jessica quipped.
She added: “It’s a totally different pregnancy. I just feel awful, I’ve been vomiting,” said Jessica, also mom to 16-month-old daughter Maxwell with fiancé Eric Johnson.
- Megan Fox:
This is 40 star Megan Fox opened up about giving birth naturally to her son Noah Shannon.
“I was screaming for an epidural when Brian was driving me to the hospital because my water broke on its own,” the actress said of Noah’s September 27 birth. “It was level orange alert pain.”
With husband Brian Austin Green by her side, Megan (currently pregnant with the couple’s second child) said the pain was “horrific.”
“It hurts so bad,” she shared. “It was so intense. And I thought I was gonna be really tough and make it, I was gonna labor to like 8 cm . . . but the first contraction that I got was horrific!”
And it sounds like the pain left no time for beautifying pre-birth.
“I had wet hair so I was trying to blow dry my hair before I went to the hospital,” she laughed. “I didn’t want to go to the hospital with wet hair!”
What’s your best pregnancy confession?