Mariah Carey Hated Her Pregnant Body


mariah careyRemember when Mariah Carey painted her pregnant belly with butterflies and tweeted about how happy she was carrying her little twins? It was so cute. But now she's sort of telling a different side of her pregnancy story, and to be honest, it's not cute at all. It's kind of sad. The Grammy winner told Gayle King that she felt like her body looked "rancid" during her gestation and would hide her body from husband Nick Cannon. She went on to say something like it's important to her to be able to feel her bones and she didn't like that she couldn't while she was pregnant.

Feeling her bones? Feeling rancid? Sort of depressing, right?

I feel like pregnancy is one of the coolest, most fascinating parts of, and I'm going to use a big word here, womanhood, and to get so caught up in weight gain and swelling seems like a shame. Mariah said she'd cover herself in the bathtub with a towel so that Nick wouldn't see any part of her beautiful body. And using the word "rancid" seems way critical, too. Like, what did she think she looked like?

Mariah says she lost 70 pounds after giving birth and is now the new Jenny Craig spokeswoman. It's great she's back down to a dress size that makes her happy, it's just too bad that she didn't choose to embrace the changes her body went through during pregnancy and instead shunned them. There was nothing she had to be embarrassed about, yet she felt ashamed.

I feel kind of bad for her that she felt this way during her pregnancy. Sounds like she let her body issues take control and wasn't able to accept the, oh man here comes another cliche, miracle of life. But I guess she's happy -- she's got two adorable babies, a billion dollars in the bank, and she can now feel her bones again. Guess life isn't that bad for Mariah.

Did you think your body looked "rancid" during pregnancy?


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Melis... Melissa042807

I wouldn't go as far as "rancid" but I'm not going to say I felt all glowing and gorgeous either. Most of the time I felt awkward and off-balance and huge. So I can relate a little bit. But everyone knows Mariah is a drama queen, so I take everything she says with a grain of salt. 

Bertha21 Bertha21

I felt so beautiful pregnant! lol I loved it! I was told I was glowing most of the time. Honestly I felt more beautiful then, then I have ever felt.

Lulu_B Lulu_B

I think my SIL would probably describe herself that way!! She HATED being pregnant and gaining weight. In fact, three months in to mother-hood, she's complaining that she hasn't lost all of the weight yet.

Momma... Momma2blessed

Not everyone loves being pregnant (gasp!) and that's ok! I think too many paint the picture like it's puppies and rainbows and it's not for everyone. I am one that also am not thrilled with the huge weight gain despite healthier choices... my body balloons the first half before leveling off the added pound are very uncomfortable in clothes! I am not talking belly growth but everything else that widens and puffs up out of control! I won't even go into the other not so sexy sides of pregnancy!

It's a miraculous blessing feeling this little growing stronger inside me, don't get me wrong, but for me it's a means to an end... getting to love on my bundle of squishy cuddly baby in the end!

kebrowni kebrowni

I wouldn't go with "rancid" either, but I hated my pregnant body and I felt like crap. I finally lost the 40lbs I gained, but my body looks totally different; everything was rearranged. And of my friends, I am not the only one who felt that way.

bella... bella_grace

It definitely sounds like she's being overly dramatic but it does sound like she had a tough pregnancy. She had high fluid retention and weight gain plus she had lots of time to fixate about the negatives on bedrest.

nonmember avatar HS

Before I begin, let me say, that I looooved being pregnant. I had an amazing pregnancy, enjoyed every minute of it knowing I was growing a little mircale. However....I hated my body as well. My ankles doubled in size, my face doubled in size, oh it was horrible! And then the flab and sag that followed. Oh good lord help me! Keep in mind I was about 115 (5'2") when I got pregnant so I'd never seen my body that "big" before. Through the grace of God (that's the only explanation I have for it) my body has returned mostly to normal although I still feel like my chin is still dangling a bit. Late in pregnancy I think it's normal for all pregnant women to start to loathe their "hugeness" lol. But it's all worth it in the end!

poshkat poshkat

i did not love being pregnant at all. i wouldn't say my body was "rancid" but not what i was used to at 110 pounds. i lost all the baby weight very quickly but medications that i was on later made me gain almost 40 pounds in 3 months. now that I'm almost back down to my original 110 i have to say, feeling my hip bones is a delight!

jaxmadre jaxmadre

Good thing she's rich and can afford her Jenny Craig meals and personal trainer so she can feel her  bones again.

Stacey. Stacey.

I feel her pain. Never have I been more sick or uncomfortable than when I was preggo. I think it is worng that people try to paint pregnancy as a magical time full of flowers and sunshine. Women need to know it's normal to have bad skin, the smell of puke on your breath, spider veins, etc. pregnancy is not glamorous and I dont know why it is being portrayed that way.

Feeling like a heifer is NORMAL!

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