Katherine Schwarzenegger spoke with Katharine McPhee about her “psychological” issues with her body when pregnant with her son Rennie.
It’s not all roses for parenting; Katharine McPhee opened out about some of the “psychological” challenges she had during her 11-month pregnancy with son Rennie, particularly with her changing physique. Katherine Schwarzenegger opened up about the experience on her Instagram Live series Before, During, and After, saying, “It toyed with my mind a little bit.”
On Thursday, February 17th, Katharine was a guest on Katherine’s show, and she got serious about pregnancy. The actress and singer, who has previously spoken out about her battles with bulimia and compulsive eating, admitted that she was originally afraid of gaining weight. “Even if you know and anticipate your body to change if you have control issues with your body… psychologically, it just does something different…” she explained.
The quick changes of pregnancy brought back certain unhealthy mindsets, even if Katharine’s heart was always with her baby. “I was losing control and reverting to my old disordered self, which was heart-breaking because all I wanted to do was enjoy my baby,” she explained to Katherine.
How Katharine McPhee handled the changes she revealed
Katharine eventually discovered a way to make peace with her body and her kid by learning to love herself. “The first trimester was a nightmare for me. Finding self-love and self-appreciation was challenging for me. But then I found it afterward, and I think the way I found it… is something I’ll now remember,” she said. “I believe it is critical to have discussions with yourself.”
While Katharine has been candid about her low self-esteem, she is also not ashamed to communicate her joy and enthusiasm. Katharine Foster, 72, retaliated after she and her husband David Foster, 72, were chastised for a bikini photo David posted of his wife, by releasing a swimsuit photo of her own and calling the hullabaloo “so silly.”
“Throughout my 20s and 30s, I’ve fought with my weight. I’ve climbed and down ten times. “Does that make you feel a little bit better?” Katharine expressed herself in her caption. “There’s nothing wrong with that; it’s what the majority of people do.”