Chrissy Teigen just revealed she was already pregnant when she underwent surgery to have her breast implants removed.
Just one day after confirming she and husband John Legend are expecting their third child, the 34-year-old model and cookbook author took to Twitter to clear up a fan’s confusion about the timing of her pregnancy in relation to her recent procedure in June.
“Oh, it’s quite a story. Lol,” Teigen wrote on August 15, before explaining the story behind her first pregnancy without in vitro fertilization. Teigen’s daughter Luna and son Miles were both conceived through IVF.
“I did the routine pregnancy test you do before surgery. It said negative. It was not negative,” she explained. “A few weeks after surgery, I took a test. And for many years now, I’ve taken pregnancy tests almost every month, praying to see a positive one day. Just wishful thinking. I never had a positive before.”
Teigen went on to share that she found out she was pregnant on June 19—the day Legend released his latest album, Bigger Love. “So the morning of John's album release, he wakes up at 3am to do Good Morning America,” she wrote in the next tweet. “I woke up with him and was like man, should take my monthly test to be disappointed. I was not disappointed.”
The soon-to-be mom of three admitted she was initially “scared shitless” because she was “pretty positive you shouldn’t get your boobs out while pregnant.” She added that she went to every doctor’s appointment “terrified.”
“Even without the surgery, I didn’t think I could get pregnant naturally anyway. So the odds just felt...bad,” Teigen tweeted. “But what they say so often can be true. When you give up on trying, life has a way of surprising you”
Chrissy Teigen continues to share her experience to help other women struggling to get pregnant. “I hope this gives anyone out there some hope,” she wrote. “IVF was an amazing choice for us to be able to make. So hard, but we got two beautiful monsters out of it. I promise you, I never ever ever ever ever thought I could.
“I’m still very worried. Part of me misses the safety of my perfect embryos, created in their little dish. They felt untouchable and safe,” Teigen admitted before cracking a witty joke. “Now I feel a bit...eggshelly.”
Originally Appeared on Glamour