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America Ferrera Gets Candid About the Anxiety She Felt Giving Birth During Pandemic

America Ferrera Gets Candid About the Anxiety She Felt Giving Birth During Pandemic

America Ferrera is opening up about the anxiety she faced giving birth amid a pandemic.

The 36-year-old Ugly Betty actress opened up on the Katie’s Crib podcast on Thursday (May 21) about delivering her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams during the global health crisis.

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“I just know I have to put up my filter because I don’t have the emotional capacity to let that in. I realized that really early on for me,” she said during the podcast.

“For me I could feel my heartrate and my anxiety and my blood pressure and everything go up and also not being able to close my eyes at night and go to sleep because I’m sitting there with all these news stories swirling in my head,” she went on to explain.

“Just realizing early on that I had to be very disciplined about what I let in because it just doesn’t serve you especially in a time when you don’t need that added stress when you’re pregnant.”

America announced the happy news of her baby’s birth earlier in the month. Find out her name!

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