Camila Alves Reveals Her Third Pregnancy Was the Hardest (and Scariest!) One Yet

Photo: Us Weekly
Photo: Us Weekly

From the outside looking in, it was easy to assume that Camila Alves McConaughey had another carefree pregnancy when she delivered her third child with husband Matthew McConaughey. But months after little Livingston made his debut, his mama is finally telling what really happened.

She told The View, “I had a really tough pregnancy — I had all kinds of things happen throughout the whole [nine months]. I had strong pains and kept telling the doctors… no one could figure it out. We ended up having to do a C-section.”

Though mama is mum on what exactly went wrong during her pregnancy and leading up to her son’s delivery, she does go on to say, “I told the doctor right before I went in, ‘Once I’m there just take a look, because I know something is wrong.’ They ended up finding all kinds of things in there that we had to take care of.” Proof that there is nothing like a mother’s intuition!

And even since Liv’s birth, mom has been taking it super — super easy, even though it’s taken a toll on her little ones. “This recovery has been extremely hard because I had a C-section and all these extra procedures. I’m not able to exercise… I can’t even pick up my kids, really. I have to be careful — I have another four weeks to go.”

Our hearts break for Camila and her family while she’s still recovering from her prenatal and postnatal issues, but we’re glad that her husband is back on the healthy side of things (he famously lost a serious amount of weight for a movie role) and can help her take care of their three growing kids — Levi, Vida and Livingston.

Sending all our blessing to Camila, Matthew, Levi, Vida and Livingston! Hope your family time together is calm and comfortable and you’re all nursing your beautiful mama back to health!

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