Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is currently expecting her second child with husband Kevin Manno and has been blogging about the pregnancy since her announcement last November. However, the blonde beauty’s latest post detailed a scary experience that had Ali convinced she was going into labor months before her due date.
“It was so extremely terrifying and I had no idea what was happening to me, my body and my unborn baby,” the 33-year-old wrote on All Things Ali Luvs. “It started coming in waves just like contractions. And they were about seven minutes apart. And I KNOW contraction pain. I’ve had a baby before and the pain is intense, distinct and unmistakable when it’s severe. I was without a doubt having contractions and I was absolutely terrified. So at that point, I got out of the tub and woke Kevin up and told him what was happening. Of course, he was super concerned for me and wanted more than anything to take away my pain.”
She went on to detail how she suddenly had the urge to go to the bathroom and the intense pressure had her convinced she was about to give birth to an extremely premature baby at home. “Once I felt that pressure, my whimpers turned into sobs,” she added. “At that point, I was absolutely convinced that I was going into labor and was going to have a baby at 26-weeks pregnant.”
Luckily for Ali, it was just a scare and after about an hour the pain subsided. When she contacted her doctor the next morning about the incident, she was told the contraction-like symptoms were due to dehydration and gas. “It’s embarrassing for me to even say that because the pain I was experiencing was so awful that it seems insane to me that gas could cause something like that,” she wrote. “But I think the majority of it came from dehydration.”
Ali hopes her blog post will help expectant moms who may experience similar issues. The reality star turned lifestyle guru is currently mom to 19-month-old daughter Molly and is expected to welcome baby No. 2 in May. She recently opened up to Life & Style and admitted she is still a little bit nervous the second time around.
“I love being a mom, but me and my sister keep saying like how insane it is that I’m going to be a mother to two kids now. It just does not seem real. And honestly, I’m terrified, I’m panicked because I feel like… one kid is a lot for me. It’s been definitely a huge adjustment becoming a mom,” she said. “I have a really, really hard time with time management. I take on way too many projects, I can’t say no to anybody, so I feel like between work and being a mom and personal life, I just feel like I’m really struggling to keep my head above water.”