Ali Landry: I’m Not Ready for Labor Quite Yet

09/20/2011 at 08:00 AM ET
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As the mother of 4-year-old daughter Estela Ines, Ali Landry knows all about being a working mom, but recently the actress almost found out what it is to become a mother … while working.

“I just shot a Palmer’s campaign and thought that I was going to go into labor!” she tells PEOPLE, laughing.

“During the shoot I started to get a back pain, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what is happening?!’ Then I got weak and felt like I was going to faint. I really saw myself going to the hospital and having a child!”

Fortunately for everyone involved, it turned out to be a false alarm, but not before Landry — who is due with her second child in October — had a quiet word with her baby-on-the-way.

“They called a doctor and it passed,” she said Sept. 10 while hosting The Red CARpet Safety Event in Pacific Palisades.

“I was like, ‘Oh baby, you can’t come right now — we have way too much to do! We still have a television pilot, [this] event and I have to shoot a movie scene.”

And while Landry, 38, is admittedly eager to meet the latest member her family with husband Alejandro Monteverde, there’s a part of her that doesn’t want the pregnancy to come to an end.

“I love having the baby in the belly, because I can control this situation,” she says while lovingly rubbing her bump. “Once it’s out, who knows what’s going to happen?”


— Reagan Alexander

FILED UNDER: Exclusive , Kids , Maternity , News , Parenting

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Katie on

Not that I know much about being pregnant, however should she still be lifting her 4 year old?

Anonymous on

If you are used to the activity you can cont it… even picking up your 4 year old!

guest on

that kid is super cute

Tee on

Katie, if her pregnancy has been uncomplicated, there is no problems with her lifting her four year old! It’s a great question to ask. As a midwife, I’ve had that conversation with many women. As long as their pregnancy is progressing normally and lifting the child doesn’t hurt their back, they will be fine.

Monica on

My OB told me it was fine to pick up my then 2.5 yr old. I stopped by 2nd trimester so she would get used to not being picked up all the time- for when baby came. And with no waist & a big belly, it was really awkward anyway. But that was just me. Now she’s 4 yrs old and weighs 35lbs so I still don’t pick her up often- way too heavy to be hefting around.

Jillian on

Ali looks beautiful and has a glow to her and her daughter is such a cutie!

Monica, I did the same thing while I was pregnant. I eased up a bit on the holding so, they would realize once I had they baby, I couldn’t hold them as much.

Unless a mother is medically told to not hold her child, I don’t see any reason to not hold the child, regardless of the age. My doctor told me there was no harm to me or my baby, by holding a child.

Siged, Not Jillian

Holiday on

I held my 4 year old son while I was pregnant with my daughter.

evie-lyn on

It feels like shes been pregnant forever!

Jenn on

So sad not to see Estela in southern/smocked dresses and big bows anymore. I loved her classic look!

mia on

its a girl 🙂

cc on

Maybe towards the end she should not be lifting a 4year old up and carrying her. I just dont understand why a 4 or 5 year old has to be carried or lifted alright maybe by dad but by mom who is almost due I dont think so.