"I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy," revealed the star.
Trigger Warning: This story mentions miscarriage which may be disturbing to readers.
Jennifer Lawrence stepped into motherhood with the birth of her child in February 2022. At the time, Lawrence or her husband, Cooke Maroney, did not issue a statement regarding their child's arrival, according to E! Online.
However, the first-time mom, 32, revealed details about her child for the October 2022 issue of Vogue, including the child's gender. Lawrence revealed that she is a mom to a beautiful baby boy, and reflected on how motherhood has been so far.
"It's so scary to talk about motherhood. Only because it's so different for everybody. If I say 'It was amazing from the start,' some people will think, 'It wasn't amazing for me at first,' and feel bad," she said.
The actress continued, "Fortunately I have so many girlfriends who were honest. Who were like, 'It's scary. You might not connect right away. You might not fall in love right away.'"
"So I felt so prepared to be forgiving," she said.
Lawrence also recalled, "I remember walking with one of my best friends at, like, nine months, and being like, 'Everyone keeps saying that I will love my baby more than my cat. But that's not true. Maybe I'll love him as much as my cat?'"
But once she became a mother, she realized just how much space she had in her heart for love. "My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn't know about. I include my husband in that."
"The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over," she said. "Like, 'Now is day one of my life.' I just stared. I was just so in love. I also fell in love with all babies everywhere. Newborns are just so amazing. They're these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I'm like, 'Awwww, preciousssss.'"
Lawrence, who is known for her wit, then pondered over what would happen when a baby is, well, no longer a baby.
"And then they're both just, like, out there—walking around, crossing streets. He's gonna drive one day. He's gonna be a stupid teenager and be behind the wheel of a car. And I'm just gonna be like, 'Good night!' You know? Like, who sleeps?" she said.
Thankfully, she had a smooth pregnancy, for which she is grateful. "I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant," the Don't Look Up star said. "Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy."
The reason why she is extremely grateful for a healthy pregnancy is because she experienced two miscarriages before welcoming her son, according to ELLE.
Lawrence got pregnant in her early 20s and “one hundred percent intended” to get an abortion then. However, before she could go, “I had a miscarriage alone in Montreal,” she said. Years later, Lawrence had a second miscarriage while shooting for Don’t Look Up and needed to get a D&C.
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