Prior to getting pregnant, most women have at least a rough idea of how they plan their pregnancies will go. They may have already done research into whether they want a home or hospital birth, and likely have a few names already on their radar. When they go get pregnant, most mamas-to-be can’t help but start planning- or ‘nesting’ as some people like to call it. With that being said, like most things in life, pregnancies don’t always go as planned. And these celebrities are examples. Keep reading to see how these famous pregnancies didn’t turn out as fans (or the parents-to-be) expected.
15 Khloe’s Man Messed Things Up
Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy with daughter True seemed drama-free for the most part- that is, until it was mere days before she went into labor. TMZ released footage of her then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson getting cozy with other women while she was 9-months along, thus putting a damper on what should’ve been a happy time in her life. Nonetheless, Khloe still invited Tristan to be present in the delivery room.
14 Celine Almost Had Triplets, Not Twins
Celine Dion is a mother to three boys- Rene-Charles was born in 2001, while twins Nelson and Eddy were born in 2010. However, the singer has since revealed her twins were actually triplets at first. She lost the third baby early in the pregnancy and ended up delivering her sons early after years of fertility issues.
13 Amy’s Pregnancy Was No Laughing Matter
Am Schumer recently welcomed her first child, son Gene, earlier this year. However, pregnancy definitely wasn’t easy on the comedian. In February, she had to cancel her tour due to hyperemesis gravidarum- aka. severe morning sickness. Not only was Amy warned not to fly by her doctor, but she was hospitalized several times during her pregnancy.
12 Mariah Couldn’t Use The Bathroom By Herself
Mariah Carey may be used to the Diva treatment, but her 2011 pregnancy with twins Moroccan and Monroe was less-than-relaxing. The singer endured high blood pressure and preeclampsia, which led to her having a C-section at 35 weeks. “I would sit and then someone would have to help me up. I couldn't even go to the [bathroom] by myself," she told 20/20 of the experience.
11 Kelly Was Vomiting 12 Times A Day
Kelly Clarkson is another famous mama who dealt with hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancies (she welcomed daughter River in 2014 and son Remi in 2016). The star has admitted to vomiting up to 12 times a day and needing to use an IV in order to keep herself hydrated. The experience was sp difficult, she had her tubes tied shortly after baby no. 2.
10 Serena Needed Daily Injections
Tennis champion Serena Williams welcomed her first child, daughter Alexis in 2017- but it wasn’t without its struggles. After being hospitalized for bilateral pulmonary embolisms in 2011, this made the athlete at risk for developing blood clots while pregnant. As such, the celebrity had to inject herself with anticoagulants daily during her pregnancy.
9 Beyoncé Couldn’t Find A Heartbeat
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are notoriously private, and it turns out the singer was actually pregnant once before they welcomed their first daughter, Blue Ivy. "I flew back to New York to get my checkup — and no heartbeat," she said of the saddening experience, People writes. Beyoncé later welcomed Blue in 2012 and twins Rumi and Sir in 2017.
8 Tori’s Fourth Pregnancy Was A Miracle
Tori Spelling is now a mother-of-five. But it was her pregnancy with her fourth child, son Finn, that was the most difficult. After welcoming her son in 2012, she later admitted to having placenta previa at only 20-weeks, which later caused internal bleeding. Tori was put on bed rest for four months and spent 10 of those weeks in a hospital bed. She says that she and her son barley survived labour.
7 Gwyneth Was Almost A Mother-Of-Three
Gwyneth Paltrow famously shares two children, Apple and Moses, with her ex-husband Chris Martin. But the celebrity has since revealed the couple almost welcomed a third child, though the pregnancy ended in heartbreak. "I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third," she has said, Ranker reports. "It didn’t work out and I nearly [passed]."
6 Kim Faced Complications And Criticisms
Kim Kardashian was elated when she became pregnant with her first child, daughter North. But we bet she became less enthusiastic as the pregnancy went on. The star was dealt with preeclampsia as well as intense scrutiny over her changing appearance by the public. Her second pregnancy with son Saint was even more complicated, which led her doctor to say it could be fatal if she would carry another baby to term.
5 Chrissy Had PPD After Both Pregnancies
Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend share two children: Luna and Miles. After years of infertility struggles, the star expected her pregnancies to be magical and memorable. However, she’s been open about experiencing PPD after delivering both her kids. “But I was different than before. Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful,” she told Glamour.
4 Kendra Had To Weather A Storm
When Kendra Wilkinson was eight months pregnant with baby no. 2 in 2014, the news broke about her husband Hank Bassett’s infidelities. This wasn’t the first time the couple had dealt with such accusations. They ended up staying together for four more years until Kendra finally pulled the plug on their marriage.
3 Jamie Uses Her Story To Help Others
Though she’s now a mother of two, Jamie King had a rough road to motherhood. She’s admitted to having an ectopic pregnancy, five miscarriage, and undergoing five rounds of IVF. When she was pregnant with her first son in 2014, things were just as complicated as she dealt with preeclampsia and delivered her boy early.
2 Adriana’s Baby Was Only 4-Pounds
When Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima became pregnant with hr first daughter, Valentina, the star endured preeclampsia. Not only was she put on bed rest for the last two weeks of her pregnancy, but she delivered her daughter early at 34 weeks. Valentina only weighed 4.4 pounds. Her second daughter, Sienna, was born in 2016.
1 Salma Got An Incorrect Diagnosis
Salma Hayek was 40-years old when she became pregnant with her only child, daughter Valentina. The pregnancy was rough not only because the star had gestational diabetes, but because she and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault were told their child would be born with Down Syndrome. In the end, the diagnosis was incorrect, as their daughter was born without the chromosomal defect.
Sources: Parenting Magazine, Ranker, TMZ, People,