Pregnancy has not been a walk in the rose garden for Emily Maynard. The former Bachelorette recently revealed she underwent emergency surgery during her second trimester.

“Way too many tacos at lunch. Seriously though, as scared as I am to have 3 under 3, I’m so grateful God picked me to be the mommy to my kids and we can’t wait for number 4 to get here,” she wrote, before sharing the scary details behind the unexpected surgery. Watch the video below for everything you need to know.

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However, the 31-year-old is doing better now — and excited to welcome her third child with hubby Tyler Johnson and her fourth total. “My little tribe can’t wait to meet their new brother or sister (it’s a surprise!) in the next couple of weeks,” she added. Emily is a mom to daughter Ricki, 12, and sons Jennings, 2, and Gibson, 15 months.

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Previously, Emily opened up about her past pregnancy struggles to Life & Style and revealed she suffered from serious morning sickness. “I see all my friends that were so cute in their pregnancy and have that pregnancy glow, and I never had that,” the blonde beauty said. “I was super sick with Ricki and Jennings, and this time I didn’t have the luxury of being able to feel rotten. After trying Diclegis, I realized I don’t have to suffer and I wanted to let my followers know how much it helped me.”

Her husband of three years was the first to confirm the news on his Instagram, sharing a cute video of Emily enjoying an ice cream treat with her son, Jennings. Showing off her growing baby bump, the North Carolina can be seen walking alongside her little boy in a blue patchwork summer dress. “Cheers” to the growing family!