The second generation of influencers is in the works! In yet another exciting pregnancy announcement, the beautiful Brazilian influencer turned businesswoman, Camila Coelho, has announced the news of her pregnancy with husband Ícaro Coelho. Following her long battle with epilepsy, which she has been extremely open about with her 10 million followers, her fans were elated to share her excitement. Here's what to know.
Alongside a picture of her growing baby bump, Coelho wrote, “DREAMS DO COME TRUE! It has truly been the happiest 23 weeks of my life. After a sensitive journey, with so much fear and many frustrations due to my epilepsy, God has blessed us with the most special gift in life, the one we have dreamed of the most - OUR BABY!!! I’m so happy to now share it with you guys!”
According to Mayo Clinic, Epilepsy is "a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of awareness." Talking to Women's Health, the influencer discussed the impacts of this disease on her journey to motherhood. "I've always dreamt about being a mom and having kids. I've known since I was young that I would have to plan it and work with doctors because anti-seizure medicine can add risks to pregnancy, like potentially causing birth defects," she explained.
In another interview with Vogue Brazil, she explained that while she was so grateful for the gift of pregnancy, she struggled with the early days of the journey. “Despite all the faith of having managed to get pregnant as I dreamed, I couldn’t control the fear or anguish that hovered without me being sure that everything was okay with the baby. I felt guilty for sometimes waking up sad and continuing to cry. I don’t know if it was the hormones, but the truth is that it only went away a few weeks ago, after some tests.” Thankfully, with all the tests coming up clear, Camila, and her followers, can now look forward to the arrival of her first child! Something tells us this child will likely be the best-dressed kid in town. Stay tuned...