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Lea Michele Recounts Her 'Very Scary' Pregnancy Seven Months After Giving Birth

Lea Michele Recounts Her 'Very Scary' Pregnancy Seven Months After Giving Birth

Lea Michele is opening up about becoming a mom.

The Glee star appeared on Katherine Schwarzenegger‘s “Before, During & After” series on Instagram Live on Thursday (March 25).

Lea and her husband Zandy Reich welcomed their first child Ever Leo in August 2020.

Lea revealed to Katherine, “I had a very, very intense, very scary pregnancy.”

“I’ve never shared my experience with anyone, which I think is something that—now that I am a mom—I see myself doing in a lot of ways, not sharing for fear of not sounding perfect or just being afraid… I withheld a lot of my experience,” she continued.

She shared that her pregnancy was complicated by her polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis, which caused her to nearly give up on trying for a baby.

“I really felt like maybe this isn’t meant to be for me right now,” Lea told Katherine, saying it was “always my biggest fear in my entire life that I wouldn’t be able to become a mom. It’s what I’ve wanted more than anything. And, emotionally, it just started to build and build.”

Once she and her husband decided to pause trying for a baby, Lea “unexpectedly” found out she was pregnant in December 2019 and had the “most blissful 72 hours of my life.”

However, Lea experienced severe bleeding throughout her pregnancy and revealed, “I finally announced I was pregnant, and I still was uncertain if the pregnancy was going to last.”

“Oh my god, I’m going to cry,” she said. “I just woke up and I was like, ‘I just want to be a mom right now. I want this time.’ And it was horrible. It was the lowest I’ve been in my entire life.”

Lea also recalled how she felt when she got to hold Ever for the first time.

“My little baby is such a fighter,” she said. “I remember the minute I held him, the first thing I said to him I was like, ‘You did so good.’”

Lea posted the sweetest pic of Ever meeting one of her close friends!

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