Rapper, actress and television host Eve is gearing up for the birth of her first child. The Hip-hop mogul has been a step mother for years to her husband Maximillion Cooper’s five kids. Now Eve is months into her first pregnancy and dealing with the pressures of it, all of which are brand new to her. Fans have been treated to pretty regular updates from Eve, who announced she was expecting around the same time her new series Queens debuted. Heavy on the promo run, the Philly legend is letting people know that no matter how many times you’ve seen others going through it, experiencing pregnancy for herself has still been full of surprises.
The 43-year-old has been showing off her growing baby bump on social media ever since making the announcement earlier this year. In an instagram post dedicated to her unborn and husband, Eve shared how long she’s been waiting on this blessing. The rapper also announced the baby will arrive February 2022.
The pregnancy is a big deal for Eve who has been open about her struggles to have kids. The former co-host of The Talk revealed last year that she had undergone a surgical procedure called myomectomy to remove fibroids from her uterus and improve her chances of being able to conceive. During the conversation, Eve’s co-host Sharon Osborn told her that a friend of hers was able to get pregnant at 50. Eve told Sharon that the story gave her a great deal of hope and expressed how upsetting it was for so many people to tell her that she had waited too long or should have had kids earlier in life.
The procedure proved to be a great decision for Eve. She admits to having terribly painful periods throughout her life which stopped immediately afterwards. Most importantly, she was also able to get pregnant. The joys of motherhood have come with their own set of obstacles for Eve however, who of course is unfamiliar with some of the symptoms of pregnancy since this is her first child.
During a recent interview with Tamron Hall, Eve says she had a tough time several weeks ago. She was dealing with feeling ill and having bad headaches and trouble walking. Eve says she went to the hospital twice in the span of a week due to this. Luckily for Eve, the doctor dismissed her and let her know that she is “just pregnant.” Looks like Eve was not prepped for the morning sickness that comes with making a baby. Nobody warned her. According to the Mayo Clinic “Common signs and symptoms of morning sickness include nausea and vomiting, often triggered by certain odors, spicy foods, heat, excess salivation or — often times — no triggers at all. Morning sickness is most common during the first trimester and usually begins by nine weeks after conception.”
Tamron and the audience laughed along with a clearly embarrassed Eve as she explains how she was dismissed from the doctor and her symptoms were diagnosed as “normal.” “I was like ‘What is wrong with me!'” she said laughing with Hall. Eve said her doctors instructed her to eat more and relax. Tamron joked that the “pitbull in a skirt” had met her match in morning sickness.
Later in the interview, Eve elaborated more on her struggle with fibroids and how she had to go to several doctors before she was diagnosis. Eve says when they finally realized she had them, the doctor warned that IVF would never work until she got them removed. The rapper was told she had so many that her uterus already thought it was pregnant. Eve says her whole life she was not aware that her menstruations should not be so painful.
Tamron asked about Eve’s late friend DMX and what he would say to the rapper now that she is pregnant. Eve got a little emotional admitting the question gave her chills. She says DMX would have probably prayed over her belly and baby. She laughed and did an impersonation of his signature voice. She recalls how hilarious and supportive he was and how special their connection was.