For pregnant WWE wrestler Brie Bella, the road to motherhood hasn’t always been easy.
The Total Divas star is just two weeks away from welcoming baby No. 1 with her husband — Smackdown Live general manager Daniel Bryan, but she experienced a lot of stress and anxiety before her first pregnancy. In a clip from tonight’s episode, Brie reveals that she struggled to try to conceive.
Her twin sister Nikki Bella accompanied her to an acupuncture specialist to try to find a holistic approach to conceiving naturally.
“Since I retired in the ring in April, I’ve been trying to conceive,” the 33-year-old said. “I don’t know if it’s something like, maybe I am conceiving but maybe there’s something going on with my body.”
Brie also brought up that she recently adopted a completely vegetarian diet. Nikki suggested that maybe since she stopped eating meat, she’s lacking nutrients that her body needs in order to have a baby — but Brie doesn’t agree.
“There’s no way it’s my vegetarian diet,” Brie said in her confessionals. “I feel really lost right now, it sucks.”
But thankfully, Brie only struggled for a little while because she did get pregnant after all! The couple — who has been married since 2014 — announced their pregnancy last October and since then, Brie has been sharing regular baby bump updates on Instagram. And last month, the mommy-to-be revealed the adorable name that she and her hubby picked out for their baby girl — Birdie Joe — which has a very special meaning.
“Her middle name is after my grandfather — his name was Joseph, and he meant the world to me,” the WWE Divas Champion told Fit Pregnancy. “Birdie is because my husband and his whole family are B’s. And he married me, a B too, so his one request was that our kids have B names.”
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