While pregnancy can be a joyous time, it can also present some odd symptoms and fears.
From Jenna Dewan-Tatum‘s hormonal dreams, to Kim Kardashian‘s wacky food cravings, to Kristin Cavallari‘s delivery dilemma, let’s hear from seven celebrity mums and their pregnancy confessions.
Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West welcomed their first child – daughter North West – on June 15. The first-time mum 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 mum [Kris Jenner] has made it look,” Kim admits.
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!”
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 on Twitter. “Is it normal to fly on a magic carpet while presenting at Golden Globes?? Lol.”
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 ten times worse,” Kristin says.
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 says. “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 gives graphic details of her son Lorenzo’s August 2012 birth.
“When my water broke, I thought it would be like [gushing],” she shares.
Snooki adds: “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.”
New mum-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 quips.
She added: “It’s a totally different pregnancy. I just feel awful, I’ve been vomiting,” says Jessica, also mum to 16-month-old daughter Maxwell with fiancé Eric Johnson.
Star couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard welcomed their first child – daughter Lincoln – on March 28.
“I’ve got nothing to prove” by giving birth naturally, she joked in January. “I feel like, when I arrive at the hospital, I want a glass of whiskey, I want the epidural in my back and I want to get hit in the face with a baseball bat and wake me up when it’s over because I’ve seen the videos – and it looks terrifying.”
That being said, she loved pregnancy and said her “self-esteem has never been higher”.
“I look in the mirror and I think it’s the reverse body dysmorphia,” she added, “because I can understand what my shape is, but I see Brooke Shields. And it doesn’t make a lick of sense, but it’s something that the baby’s giving me hormonally makes me feel really giggly and happy”.
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 says 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) says the pain was “horrific”.
“It hurts so bad,” she shares. “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 laughs. “I didn’t want to go to the hospital with wet hair!”