You’ve got to feel for Jessica Simpson. For the last year, the press has been scrutinizing her stomach as if it were a rare archeological specimen.
First, there was the chatter about the size of her pregnant belly – was she gaining too much? how close was she to her due date? Then it was the Post-Baby Ab Watch as she headed to the gym and counted Weight Watchers points in her quest to drop 70 pounds by fall.
But Jessica hasn’t made much progress on that front – and a new report claims there could be a logical reason.
According to the new issue of Star magazine (as reported by HollywoodLife), the actress-singer could be expecting a second baby!
Gynecologists interviewed for the tab confirm that it’s not unusual for new mothers to become pregnant again shortly after giving birth.
“Many women come into their six-week postpartum checkup already pregnant, because they assumed they couldn’t conceive again so soon,” says Dr. Elizabeth Lyster.
The old wives’ tale about breastfeeding being a natural form of birth control isn’t always true, either. Nursing mothers have been known to conceive, too.
So could it be true? And what would it mean for her?
Well, Jessica hasn’t exactly followed her doctor’s orders. She admitted in an interview that she and her fiance, Eric Johnson, started having sex just three weeks after little Maxwell Drew was born – even though most experts advise women to wait at least six weeks to let their post-baby bodies heal.
From all accounts, she loved being pregnant, and she has said she wants “a lot of kids.” So if they haven’t been using birth control during their postpartum fun, it’s possible that they were taking the risk willingly.
But this would be one expensive little bundle of joy. Jessica would have to cancel or postpone her Weight Watchers deal, which stands to earn her several million dollars once the weight is off. The combination of new motherhood and a second pregnancy could affect her schedule on her show, Design Star.
Chances are this is just an idle rumor, like so many other celeb-pregnancy items we’ve heard lately. Some women just have trouble losing those baby pounds. But if it’s not, Jessica would be in good company. Tori Spelling and Kim Zolciak-Biermann are both expecting their fourth children – and both conceived just a few months after their third births!
What do you think? Should the bump watch begin again?
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]
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