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Chrissy Teigen’s Pregnancy Food Struggles Are All Too Relatable

"I have lived the life of a spoiled rotten stomach…Now, half of a single cherry tomato can take me down for 12 hours,” the supermodel shared.
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October 20, 2022
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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As expectant mom Chrissy Teigen navigates her exciting rainbow pregnancy, she’s sharing all the wonders and struggles of her journey with her fans. This past week the supermodel talked all about the oh-so-relatable unpredictability that comes with eating while pregnant.

For many moms, pregnancy leads to some pretty big changes in how their body reacts to various foods. Just the smell of old favorites can suddenly become repulsive and interesting cravings can creep up out of nowhere. For Teigen, her stomach of steel seems to have lost its touch.

“I have lived the life of a spoiled rotten stomach. I could do ANYTHING to it - street meat, landlocked sushi, stuff that smelled off, 5-second rule floor food, ghost pepper contests, countless shots. And she was strong, my stomach,” Teigen shared in an Instagram post. “Now, half of a single cherry tomato can take me down for 12 hours.”

Several moms chimed in the comments about how seemingly innocent cherry tomatoes spelled disaster for them too, while others applauded Teigen’s once strong stomach with funny quips like “Landlocked sushi is always a gamble,” and “5-second floor food rule is a worldwide accepted law. You are a very strong and powerful woman.”

Despite her digestive struggles, Teigen rounded out the post by expressing how grateful she was to be welcoming her rainbow baby. “I am still so happy to be your rental home, little baby,” she wrote.

Teigen and her husband, John Legend, shared the news of their miracle baby earlier this fall. The good news came after a months-long IVF journey and almost two years after the couple lost their son Jack in a devastating second-trimester miscarriage.

The model shared a photo of her growing baby bump to Instagram on August 3. Sporting a black crop top and high-waisted lace underwear, the always stylish Teigen captioned the post, “The last few years have been a blur of emotions, to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way.”

In the second part of her post, Teigen reflected on her anxiety around sharing the news after her last pregnancy loss. “Every appointment, I’ve said to myself, ‘ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce’ but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still,” Teigen shared. “I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing. Ok phew it’s been very hard keeping this in for so long!”

If you are one of the millions of mammas like Teigen dealing with morning sickness or nausea during pregnancy check out these Morning Sickness Remedies to Relieve Pregnancy Nausea.

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