Pregnant Bachelorette Star Ali Fedotowsky Says She Has ‘a Pissed Off Uterus’

05/21/2016 at 11:00 AM ET

Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is in the home stretch of her pregnancy with her first child with fiancé Kevin Manno, and she’s feeling the baby’s urgency.

“I’m 32 weeks, so I have less than eight weeks left,” she told PEOPLE Friday at Step Up’s 2016 Inspiration Awards in Beverly Hills, California. “I would love to tell you, ‘I’m good, this pregnancy is wonderful.’ I am so grateful to be pregnant. But I am just in so much pain all the time!”

Ali Fedotowsky at Inspiration Awards
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“I’m on modified bed rest because I have contractions all day,” she continued. “They’re Braxton Hicks [contractions], but they’re constant, like every two minutes. It’s a thing called uterine irritability. Basically, I have a very pissed off uterus, is essentially what that means.”

Fedotowsky, 31, decked out head-to-toe in Charming Charlie (a sponsor of the event), is hoping that all the discomfort she’s enduring will have a payoff in the delivery room.

“All day I’ll just have contractions,” she said. “They’re not painful but they’re uncomfortable. But I hear that if you have those, it prepares your body for labor. So I’m hoping this baby just kind of flies out. You know what I mean? Just slips out!”

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The couple are keeping their daughter’s name under wraps:

“This is the thing,” Fedotowsky explained. “We would tell people, ‘Oh, we’re deciding between this name and that name.’ And then they’d be like, ‘Ohhh.’ So even if they didn’t say anything negative, it’s almost by them liking one name over the other, they are being negative to the other [name]. It was messing with my head too much. So we were like, let’s keep it a secret. But I’m excited to share the name. We have not even told our parents!”

As for pregnancy cravings, there are no dill pickles for this mama-to-be.

Sometimes I crave basil pesto,” she said. “Sometimes I crave lattes. I’m obsessed with anything ice cream related. Salt & Straw … I live there! It’s so, so good. Then I’ve been obsessed with pumpkin raviolis. Nothing weird, just very specific things that I eat all day every day.”

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Meanwhile, Fedotowsky says she’s looking forward to watching friend JoJo Fletcher find love on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, which premieres on ABC on Monday. The Bachelor Nation alum shared some words of advice with Fletcher: “She needs to watch out for the Hot Guy Syndrome, which is zeroing in on the hottest guy the very first night, wanting to make out with him all the time and just forgetting about the rest of the guys.”

Does she think her words of wisdom worked? “I’ve been texting with her a little bit. You know, she seems like a girl in love. I will say that. I think she probably met somebody. I try to read between the lines.”

— Danielle Garlock

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Mary on

This girl seems like a total flake. I understand she is experiencing pregnancy for the first time but her comments seem a bit TMI.

Stef on

I had the same condition. It was very nerve-racking, but my actual labor was only 2 hours long so maybe the same will happen for her, who knows!

Volly on

She is such an attention seeker.

Thornmarch on

I had an irritable uterus with 3 of my 4 pregnancies. My longest labor of those 3 was 2 hours.

Omelz on

Wow she wasn’t with that bachelorette guy she choose anymore.

Zol on

She seems talking a lot about her pregnancy.

Me on

She thinks her pregnancy is a big deal.

Serenittie on

not sure why Ali is offering advice on what it is about being the Bachelorette when the person she chose (Roberto) is no longer a part of her life. They should have brought in Trista Sutter or Ashley Hebert (Rosennaum) instead.

Oma on

I thought she was still with the previous guy Roberto.

Niko on

This woman is just annoying. Didn’t like her when she first appeared on The Bachelor, don’t like her now.

Qz on

Yes she is annoying, talking little too much about her pregnancy.

dragonfligh on

I don’t know why they had her on for advice! She had the hottest fiancé ever from her season & broke it off with him cuz he wasn’t a dork, which is totally her type. I had to laugh when I saw her on JoJo’s show, they could have chosen someone who is still with the one they chose. And she was awful on E…so Melodramatic with trying to tell a story!