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Sarah Chalke: A Celebrity’s View on Pregnancy

Every woman will probably have her own take on pregnancy. That’s why we never tire of hearing pregnancy stories as there is always something new. Actress Sarah Chalke has offered her own view on this life changing event. Let’s just say that for her it was something of an educational experience.

Chalke and her fiancé Jamie Afifi welcomed their first child on Christmas Eve 2009. The baby, a boy was named Charlie Rhodes. According to Chalke, she knew that motherhood was in the cards for her one day. This was probably such a certainty partly due to her parents who run an adoption agency in her native Canada.

The agency’s main focus is placing Chinese orphans with families. This is partially responsible for her own feelings on motherhood she revealed in an interview. Like many first time moms-to-be, Chalke did more than one pregnancy test just to be sure, four to be exact.

Chalke’s View on Pregnancy

In the interview Chalke said the final stage of pregnancy was like “…cramming for exams.” She talked about

  • Pregnancy cravings, which forced her to stock up on carbs and lots of bland foods.
  • Nausea during her first trimester.
  • Like many other expectant moms she also had to deal with insomnia.

Chalke decided to go for a natural birth and says she was committed to breastfeeding. Unlike many, Chalke wisely decided not to be pressured into quickly shedding the baby weight.

Who is Sarah Chalke?

Fans of the actress, best known for her work in Scrubs. While she no doubt made her mark in the hit series, Chalke was paying her acting dues long before that. She played Becky in the hit sitcom Roseanne from 1993 to 1997. She also made appearances in Neon Rider, a Canadian series, and the film Ernest Goes to School.

In 2006 she appeared in the TV movie Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy. The subject matter hit close to home for Chalke. She lost both her aunt and grandmother to breast cancer. In both cases the illness went undiagnosed. She has since become an advocate of early detection. She was the 2009 ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure event.

For now she is still a part of the Scrubs cast. No doubt her fans are happy for the new addition to her family, and look forward to seeing her bringing the laughs weekly.


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