Since shocking her fans and followers after announcing her pregnancy, Amber Rose has kept a pretty low profile, opting for relaxing at home with her son Sebastian and partner Alexander “AE” Edwards.
While it’s her second baby, it’s the first one with “AE.” She co-parents her son Sebastian with his father, rapper Wiz Khalifa.
On Memorial Day, the model and entrepreneur shared that there was more to the story as to why she’s not as social as she used to be during her pregnancy.
“So, I said I was going to document this pregnancy a little bit more than I did with Sebastian, because with Sebastian I had hyperemesis, and I have hyperemesis with this baby,” she began.
“For people that don’t know what it is, its basically extreme nausea, vomiting and dehydration. Really, really tired. I can eat a little bit more now because I’m in my second trimester but not much. And I pretty much sleep all day and I try to be cute and get my hair done, and I just slept it in,” she continued.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, hyperemesis gravaidum is a common maternal health issue women experience during pregnancy. “The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is believed to be rapidly rising blood levels of a hormone called HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which is released by the placenta. However, hyperemesis gravidarum occurs when there is severe, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy—more extreme than ‘morning sickness.’ This can lead to weight loss and dehydration and may require intensive treatment,” the CDC reports.
Other high-profile moms like Tia Mowry, Mariah Carey and Beyonce shared similar stories of navigating through intense morning sickness.
Amber shared that while she is excited to welcome new life in the world, she thought it was important to be real about her experience.
“But all in all, babies are a blessing. God bless women man. We are resilient. We get through it, you know. You know it’s really, really hard being pregnant, like I’m not gonna lie To all the women out there that like, just pop out babies like it’s nothing, God bless you guys ’cause oh my God it is just a lot,” Amber said.
“Like, I want to be out, I want to be cute, I want to show off my belly but I just can’t get off this couch. Like I’m tired and I just want to barf all day. Like, It’s not…this is not fun. But, it’s totally worth it,” she continued.
Amber thanked “AE” for being so supportive during her pregnancy, which has been difficult due to her condition. She said she let him have a guys day since he’s been so concerned and has opted into staying home to make sure she’s ok.
Kudos and cheers to all the moms out there for the sacrifices they make to bring life into the world. A mother’s job is never done.