Mariah Carey Developed Gestational Diabetes While Pregnant

November 10, 2011 By:
Mariah Carey Developed Gestational Diabetes While Pregnant

While a lot of pregnant women will say “Oh I’m having the breeziest pregnancy ever” and while I can only assume that growing a watermelon inside of you and then pushing it out of your vagina is anything but “breezy” some women are more honest about how hard being pregnant is.

Poor Mariah Carey opened up about the birth of her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, and admits that it was a very difficult pregnancy. So difficult that she ended up being diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

She talked to Access Hollywood and admits, “I did develop gestational diabetes. I’m good with that now, I’m OK, but you just have to be careful nutritionally.”

She admits that she was having such a tough time because she was having twins and suffered several medical complications. During her second and third trimester she developed something called oedema, which is fluid under the skin and was ordered to bed rest.

"I had a really tough pregnancy. I was supposed to be on bed rest, but it was so bad then even bed hurt. I learned a lot being pregnant, watching my body change,” says Mariah.

She also adds, “I was in a lot of pain because of the fact that they’re twins…I had a rough one…I just want people to be prepared that it can happen where you go through a rough time when you’re pregnant.”

Although she loves her children, she and husband Nick Cannon don’t know if they can go through that again.

“If God chooses to do that to me, then we’ll, that would happen, other than that, I don’t think we would try for that ever again. I really don’t know if I can make it through after what I went through, it was really tough,” reveals Mariah.

Now that the babies are nearly 6 months old, Mariah has been showing off a very slender post baby body. She’s the new spokeswoman for Jenny Craig after losing 70lbs of post-baby weight.

She also unveiled her new Jenny Craig commercials, which feature a totally toned Mariah Carey shredding her way out of a cocoon of sparkly fabrics, which is part music video and part strip tease.

She said 40lbs of her weight loss was actually just water weight because of her medical complications.

“In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I had so much oedema ... water and swelling. Most pregnant woman have that just in their feet," Mariah says. "One day I was doing my thank-you notes and I noticed it started rising up the leg, so I had oedema ... I didn't think I would ever be the same person.”

But luckily she lost it all and totally looks like Mariah Carey circa “Always Be My Baby.”

“The whole point of this is not just like: 'Oh, hey, look at me and my weight loss, I'm fantastic.' It's really [about] health,” says Mariah.