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Molly Sims: Thyroid problem caused pregnancy weight gain

Published 28/10/2015

Molly Sims
Molly Sims

Molly Sims doesn’t think anyone tells a pregnant woman what’s going to happen during the precious nine months.

Actress-and-model Molly Sims gained 85 pounds during her first pregnancy because of an undiagnosed thyroid problem.

The 42-year-old has two children with husband Scott Stuber; son Brooks Alan, three, and seven-month-old daughter Scarlett May. But it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for Molly during her pregnancies, as the star was coping with a thyroid issue she didn’t know she possessed while expecting Brooks.

“No one tells you what’s going to happen,” she told People. “With my first pregnancy, I ended up gaining 85 pounds and had a bad thyroid problem that no one diagnosed throughout the whole pregnancy until four months later.”

Molly admits the weight gain wasn’t helped by her sweet tooth and like many mums to be, she had false hope extra pounds would just drop off easily once her baby was born.

“Sometimes, deep down, when you’re eating that Sweet Lady Jane on the 405, you think, ‘It’ll come off when I have the baby,’ ” she laughed.

Despite her weight gain and health issues Molly couldn’t be happier looking after her offspring. She previously admitted that becoming a mother has brought on a level of contentment and fulfilment that she could never have expected.

“I think there’s a content you’ve never felt in your entire life,” she told the outlet. “There’s a magic, there’s just a gratefulness that you can’t explain.

“It’s so fun and I feel like my family is so important to me and lovely. There’s a fulfillness that she’s magic and she’s our magic. She has brought so much joy and fun and she’s opening up to the world and it’s awesome.”

Molly also noted during an interview in March (15) her son Brooks is taking after his mother when it comes to having a penchant for desserts.

The little boy was potty training at the time and his parents tried to convince him using a toilet is great by presenting him with candy.

“I wouldn’t say [it’s] going well, it’s just going,” she told People of the potty training process. “We’re working on it. He’s a big boy. He’s doing really well. He’s very proud of himself. We slightly might be bribing him with M&Ms.”

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