Milla Jovovich laments the unpleasant surprises of pregnancy

09/23/2007 at 06:41 AM ET

Millabump Actress and mom-to-be Milla Jovovich has already been candid about her weight gain with her first pregnancy, and now she’s being candid about all the other unpleasantness that can sometimes accompany women in their third trimester.  While doing press for Resident Evil:  Extinction, Milla told a reporter,

Honey, my bones seem soft now and my feet are killing me. All the physical training I’ve had to be a model and to do action films like ‘Resident Evil’ really helps. So I strongly encourage women who are even thinking about getting pregnant to really hit the gym before trying to conceive. It will still hurt to walk. No one tells you that part! But I can tell you that prior to conceiving get in your optimum shape. You will be glad.

Speaking of feet, Milla says that her own "have grown three sizes." 

They don’t tell you that part, either. I can barely wear flip-flops. And now I have a whole new appreciation for my old body. Right now I can’t get out of my stretch empire T-shirt dresses.

Although her mom insists that while pregnant with Milla, she was "skin and bones and just had a little bump," Milla seems to be taking her own 63-lb weight gain (slightly less than the 70 she mentioned before; although she may be there by the end!) in stride.  The actress hinted, however, that her recent change in dietary habits came at her obstetrician’s urging.

I’m happy to tell all the pregnant ladies out there that I’ve gone from 130 pounds to 193 pounds. It’s a lot of weight to put on quickly and I only have myself to blame.  I could eat peanut butter sandwiches and bagels all day. I see no problem with it.  Of course my doctor does see a problem with it. So I’ve gone cold turkey on the bread. I’m doing chicken and veggies and trying to be the healthiest mother. But if I could continue with the peanut butter, I’d be the happiest mom in the world!

The baby, a girl, is due in November and will be the first for Milla and fiance Paul W.S. Anderson.

Source:  Chicago Sun Times

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madge78 on

how envious am i that she can eat peanut butter. I am from england and when you fall pregnant you are told to stear clear of peanuts, liver, soft cheeses, honey and pate. They all can have adverse reactions to the baby. Do you in america have no no foods when pregnant? or are we as a nation being nannyed to death!!!

kate on

You go, girl! I’m 5’2″ and 100lbs. I gained 65 lbs with my little boy! Over 1/2 my body weight! It was crazy…but I’ve always been underweight and was lucky to have a midwife who supported my weight gain and never shook her head or clucked her tongue when I got on the scale.

And yeah, nothing fit and I could barely wear my flip flops.

As long as you enjoy yourself and eat healthfully (and your doctor/midwife gives you the go-ahead) enjoy your pregnancy!!

BTW, I lost all the weight and then some in a year, thanks to breastfeeding, eating right, and being a preschool teacher!!

Can’t wait to see Milla’s little one…

Josie on

Congratulations Milla!!! She looks beautiful. Congratulations on telling the truth about the weight gain as well. A lot of women, especially celebrities are so hush hush on the weight gain and all the “extras” that come along with pregnancies. Unfortunately, I had gestational diabetes with both of my pregnancies and was only allowed a certain amount of weight gain. I gained 35 lbs with my first and 26 lbs with my second. My pregnancies were uneventful and both of my boys were born healthy. Oh yea, and my feet went from a size 8 1/2 to a 9 and never went back!

Jamila on

I totally understand what she is going through. I am expecting my first child in November and I have gained 50 pounds so far. It’s difficult when you have people always making comments on your looks. I love junk food and I have been eatting a lot of it. Every day is a challenge. But I am looking forward to giving birth in November.

Jenny on

Aw!!! Let her have the peanut butter!! I never had pain walking. I just threw up all day long.

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