10 Celebrities Who Have Suffered from Preeclampsia

Mariah Carey Preeclampsia

If you thought pregnancy complications could only happen to you, you couldn’t be more wrong. It can happen to anybody and everybody, including celebrities. And while you may not have everyone talking about it openly, some do.

Celebrity mommies are no exception when it comes to pregnancy complications. Preeclampsia is one such complication, which is a condition in which the blood pressure of expectant mothers increase greatly.

Having a regular check-up and ensuring that you take the proper medications is important in such a scenario. It ensures expectant mothers to give birth properly.

However, more often than not, there is a misdiagnosis which means that expectant mothers don’t know what they are suffering from until it becomes a bit too late.

It usually occurs during 20 weeks of pregnancy and if not controlled can lead to organ damage and can be fatal for, both, the mother and child.

There are no biochemical symptoms but there are some physical symptoms, which includes swelling of the feet. Some women tend to show increased blood pressure even after delivering the baby.

The Ten Celebrities Who Didn’t Shy Away from Admitting About Preeclampsia. Here are 10 celebrity mamas that suffered from preeclampsia and are open about it.

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1. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
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During her first pregnancy, Kim Kardashian was fat shamed for gaining a lot of weight. It wasn’t until her daughter, North, was born that she confessed about suffering from severe preeclampsia.

Due to her condition, she was induced five weeks early but was lucky to give birth to her daughter naturally.

2. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

The singer didn’t only suffer from preeclampsia but also from Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Her fraternal twins were at a risk of developing seizures, so she had to undergo a C-section at 38 weeks.

3. Beyoncé


Beyoncé’s twins, Sir and Rumi Carter, are a year-old now but when they were born back in June 2017, their condition wasn’t too well and were kept in neonatal intensive care.

The singer herself was on bed rest for a month after her emergency C-section. She didn’t suffer from preeclampsia during her first pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

4. Brooke Mueller

Brooke Mueller

Charlie Sheen’s third former wife suffered from gestational diabetes and cholestasis along with preeclampsia when she was pregnant with their fraternal twins.

5. Michelle Duggar

Michelle Duggar

The 19 Kids and Counting star suffered from preeclampsia when she was expecting her twins Jana and John David, which was her second pregnancy.

She again suffered from the condition during the pregnancy of her 19th kid, Josie Duggar, at the age of 44 years. Josie only weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces at birth and was in the hospital for a very long time before she went home to her huge family.

6. Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

After an emergency C-section because of her condition, Adriana Lima was on bed rest for over a month. Her baby girl, Valentina, was born prematurely at 34 weeks of gestation and weighed only four pounds and was kept in the NICU.

The Victoria Secret Model has been very open about her pregnancy journey and raises awareness about the issue.

7. Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

Seymour mentioned in her book, two at a Time: Having Twins: A Journey Through Twin Pregnancy, that she was suffering from preeclampsia while carrying her twins whom she conceived via IVF. She was in her 40s back then. Her twins were born six weeks early.

8. Laura Bush

Laura Bush

The United States’ former first lady suffered from preeclampsia when she was pregnant with her twins, Barbara and Jenna.

They were born at 35 weeks via an emergency C-section. Jenna has two of her little ones now and Laura enjoys playing with her granddaughters.

9. Sophie Ellis Bextor

Sophie Ellis Bextor

English singer Sophie Ellis Bextor suffered from preeclampsia during first two of her pregnancies. Both of them were born two weeks before due date.

Her third pregnancy was simpler as she didn’t suffer from any conditions. All three of her children are doing great now.

10. Tina Malone

Tina Malone
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English actress, director, and producer was 50-years old when she welcomed her first daughter, Flame and 54-years old when her second daughter, Danielle, was born.

Preeclampsia is common in women over 35-years of age and Malone was well over the threshold. Both her daughters were born two weeks early via emergency C-sections.

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