Pregnancy is challenging for every woman, but those nine months have been particularly difficult for Kelly Clarkson. In the past, she's opened up about the health challenges she faced during her first pregnancy with daughter River Rose Blackstock. Now that she's about to give birth to her second child, does Kelly Clarkson want more kids? Based on her statements in a recent interview, it sounds as though she's not up for it (and that's totally OK).
During an interview with KIIS FM, Clarkson said she doesn't want more kids, Entertainment Tonight reported:
Clarkson is also a step-mom: husband Brandon Blackstock had two children before marrying the singer, according to Entertainment Tonight. Though Clarkson opted to have a second child, she did so knowing that it might not be easy: she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that makes pregnancy extremely challenging. Hyperemesis gravidarum side effects include severe nausea, an increase in salivation, light-headedness, constipation, dehydration, and weight loss, according to Medline Plus.
Clarkson's first pregnancy brought intense symptoms with it, according to E!. During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, she revealed how much of a struggle it really was to carry River Rose:
Clarkson's second pregnancy isn't much easier, Billboard reported. She revealed that the dehydration can be so intense that she needs to get IV fluids. Clarkson's hopes for an easier pregnancy didn't play out, according to Entertainment Tonight. During the interview with KIIS FM, Clarkson said she didn't think she was "made to be pregnant":
Of course, carrying a child isn't just a challenge for health reasons. Clarkson told Elvis Duran of the Z100 Morning Show that pregnancy requires sacrifices, E! reported. For her, the biggest one was giving up wine:
Here's hoping that Clarkson stays healthy during the homestretch. She can look forward to toasting the birth of her second child soon!