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Pregnancy is a strenuous and difficult process for some women, with serious side effects. Celebrities and many famous women have had difficult pregnancies. These stars have had negative experiences during their pregnancies...
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Kim Kardashian once said, "For me, pregnancy was the worst experience of my life." She further added, "I don’t enjoy one moment of it, and I don’t understand people who enjoy it. I just always feel like I’m not in my own skin. It’s hard to explain. I don’t feel sexy, either—I feel insecure and most of the time I just feel gross.”
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is reported to have said of her pregnancy: “My mother loved every [pregnancy] absolutely; she felt alive and beautiful. I just wanted to throw up all the time.” The statements of fellow actress Christina Applegate are also clear – more about that on the next page...
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"Everything you read in the books, I got it all. The cravings, the morning sickness I had for a really long time. The morning sickness is so bad!" The experience shared by the next celebrity on the list isn't for the faint of heart...
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Serena Williams had a complicated pregnancy. She recounted, "It began with a pulmonary embolism, which is a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot. Because of my medical history with this problem, I live in fear of this situation. So, when I fell short of breath, I didn’t wait a second to alert the nurses.
This sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived. First my C-section wound popped open due to the intense coughing I endured as a result of the embolism. I returned to surgery, where the doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen. And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from traveling to my lungs. When I finally made it home to my family, I had to spend the first six weeks of motherhood in bed."
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Singer Mariah Carey struggled with her body during her pregnancy and wouldn't allow her then-husband Nick Cannon to see her naked.
"I had a towel on in the tub.
You think I would let Nick see me looking rancid like that?" the singer said.
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Jaime Pressly's verdict on her pregnancy is anything but positive: "The truth is that I love my baby with all my heart, but the rest was just terrible. Pregnancy was a nightmare for me. I hated it - I hated being fat. My hormones were going crazy and I was acting like a maniac when I was arguing with my boyfriend about how to make coffee. Also, I had this ugly skin discoloration known as pregnancy mask covering my whole face.”
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Singer Kelly Clarkson doesn't miss her pregnancy one bit either: "It’s horrible. Nothing is beautiful, nothing is magical. Whatever, you’re that person that gets that pregnancy, good for you. But I will remind my children every day of their lives what I [went through].”
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For Khloé Kardashian, the first trimester was the worst. "No one knows you're pregnant yet and you feel the most uncomfortable."