Nikki Bella has been upfront and honest about the various struggles she's faced as a first-time mom, however, it wasn't until the Wednesday, Dec. 9 episode of The Bellas Podcast that the 37-year-old reality star opened up about being so sick while pregnant with baby Matteo, doctors thought she was at risk for a miscarriage.
The revelation came during a conversation with her twin sister Brie Bella and WWE announcer and Total Divas star Renee Young—the latter of which tested positive for COVID-19 in June. Thankfully, Nikki didn't experience the perils of the coronavirus, but she was diagnosed with influenza B around the 8-week mark.
"When I was at the doctor, they were really scared," the Total Bellas star explained. "Because I got it so bad they were afraid I was gonna miscarry."
Nikki had initially "tried not to get on antibiotics," but soon, that was no longer a possibility.
"I finally got so bad, Nikki continued, "[the doctors] were like, 'You have to be on Tamiflu...I think Tamiflu, is it called? For pregnant women."
She wasn't happy, though. "I remember I was just like, I can't believe I'm taking this. Like, this sucks for my baby."
Even with meds, Artem Chigvintsev's fiancée was still bedridden for "10 to 11 days."
"That was miserable," Nikki added.
Listen to the complete episode of The Bellas Podcast here.