GloZell Green’s Surrogate Is ‘Having Complications’: ‘Her Pelvis Is Actually Splitting’

06/25/2016 at 05:05 PM ET

GloZell Green‘s baby is almost here –– and she couldn’t be more excited!

“Those that don’t know that I’ve gone through so many IVF treatments and I’ve gone through six cycles to get this child, that’s on its way via surrogate, biological child — and it’s been great,” the YouTube star, who is expecting a baby girl in August with husband, Kevin Simon, shares.

However, Green, 43, admits that the journey has also been “scary.”

“You try not to think about the negative thoughts of: ‘Okay we’ve made it this far and we’re so close’ because anything could happen,” she explains. “So I tell myself to celebrate all the milestones.”

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“‘Okay, first trimester, yay! She’s the size of this. Now, she’s the size of a coconut, a really heavy coconut,'” adds Green, who was interviewed on the INSTANT stage presented by PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly at VidCon 2016 on Friday. “Along those lines, I’ve been very, very thrilled.”

The mom to-be also enjoys having “good conversation and dialogue” with the couple’s surrogate, Shawna Johnson.

“I’m so thankful that there are people willing to do that — to actually carry a child nine months for someone,” says Green, who reveals that Johnson has “had some complications” along the way.

“Her pelvis is actually splitting, so that is a great sacrifice,” she shares. “It’s been very scary for myself and this pregnancy because of those issues, but I have been keeping positive because the surrogate has been keeping positive and we are almost there.”

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Green, who recently celebrated with a Jack & Jill-themed baby shower in May, only has a “few more weeks” before the arrival of her little girl.

“I’m just counting days, the final countdown,” she says. “I feel like I’m going to be like the ghetto Gilmore Girls because I feel like this child is going to be more mature than I am because just look at me!”

And although there have been “a lot of ups and downs,” Green is ultimately “thrilled and excited” about mommyhood.

“Overall, I’ve been keeping a positive attitude, which helps others,” she says. “A lot of people have been asking me questions about IVF and surrogacy, and I’m glad that I can be a mouthpiece to that. ”

–Mariah Haas

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Aud on

I’m no medical clinician, but I thought the pelvis was supposed to split during pregnancy? When I took a forensic biology class a thousand years ago in school, we learned that forensic scientists could tell if a woman had a baby during her lifetime by markings on her pelvis where it shifted/split during childbirth.

Pat on

The green lipstick has got to go.

blessedwithboys on

@Aud True but only so far. Look at how heavy the lady is. The extra weight causes more severe symphysis pubis (sp?), which is agonizingly painful.

Lindsey on

The pelvis splitting is somewhat of a common issue with pregnancy, and is often called pubic symphysis dysfunction. It can be positively helped through physical therapy (with a therapist that specializes in Women’s Health or Pelvic PT) and often a support belt. As a women’s health therapist I can speak to the regularity, yet need for treatment of this condition.

Zol on

The woman looks kinda heavy for a surrogate.

Nardia on

She is so ridiculous wearing that green lipstick!

foman on

she wears green lipstick because their last name is green lol.

um, ok on

congrats to her and her hubby for their baby. i’m glad they are going to have a lil bundle. but, what the heck is with that mouth??? that color looks good on NO one. yuk