When celebrities become pregnant, their fans generally foresee a “glitter pregnancy time” as the mothers are usually associated with the glitter of being famous. Many fans can’t think that a celebrity mom might perhaps have a difficult pregnancy. Many celebrities also don’t share their difficulties during pregnancy with the media to keep up the image that “all is well.”
Kimberly Noel Kardashian West, the American media personality and socialite experienced a complicated pregnancy and delivery when she was pregnant with her daughter North. She suffered from preeclampsia, which is characterized by high blood pressure and can damage organ systems like the liver and kidneys. Usually, it starts after 20 weeks and then causes swelling in the body and face.
She also had placenta accreta, which occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall. This can cause severe blood loss after delivery. Because of this condition, Kim’s placenta had to be surgically removed after delivery. Fortunately, the delivery went well in all other aspects, and North was born without further complications.
While pregnant with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the Duchess of Cambridge suffered from a very severe but rare morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. The Duchess suffered from all the symptoms, including intense nausea and feeling faint and dizzy when standing or walking. She was admitted to the hospital because of persistent vomiting, which had led to dehydration.
Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte was born without further complications. Currently, Prince George is a very healthy and active seven-year-old, while his sister, Princess Charlotte which is now five years old, is stealing the limelight wherever she is going.
Mariah Carey, the pop diva, is often referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” and the “Queen of Christmas.” She had a complicated pregnancy with her twins as she was experiencing a dual challenge while pregnant with the two babies, Moroccan and Monroe. She developed gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.
The preeclampsia caused swelling, and both these conditions made her movement very difficult. She couldn’t even go to the bathroom by herself. The twins were delivered with a C-section at 35 weeks. Lately, the nine-year-old twins are healthy and typical pre-teens. Although they both have already appeared with their mother on stage, the family tries to keep them out of the public eye.
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer-songwriter and television personality. She became famous in 2002 when she won the first season of American Idol. After a “perfect” pregnancy and delivery of her first-born, her daughter River, she suffered with what she called “all-day sickness” during her second pregnancy.
She had known about morning sickness, but to be sick every day for the whole day was unfamiliar to her and took its toll in the long run. She had to be given fluids through IVs to keep her from dehydrating, and she was extremely tired the whole time.
Mira Katherine Sorvino, an American actress who won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite. She is the mother of four, but she calls her third child, her son Holden, her “miracle baby,” as she was severely battling with placenta previa during her pregnancy with him.
Placenta previa is a condition in which the placenta covers the cervix, and it can cause severe and continuous bleeding during the pregnancy and delivery. For Mira, it leads to a nine-week hospitalization and complete bed rest. With the inactivity resulting from the bed rest, she developed a blood clot and had to be anti-coagulated for months to prevent a pulmonary embolism.