Malika Haqq is “overjoyed” to be pregnant.
The 36 year old confirmed that she is pregnant to PEOPLE. She said, “I have always wanted to be a mother and it’s still a little bit surprising but I’m overjoyed! I’m a very emotional person anyway, but this is another heightening of emotion … I feel really good about where I am in my life being pregnant now.”
Haqq is 14 weeks along in her pregnancy. She found out she was pregnant due to her partnership with Clearblue. The Advanced Digital Ovulation Test made her realize her period was three days late. She then took a pregnancy test and found out she was actually expecting, which she said was “shocking”.
She said,“I’ve taken Clearblue’s tests before … this was quite different. This was a morning where I was not expecting it to go a certain way … I saw ‘Pregnant’ and I was in shock.”
Haqq has not disclosed who the father of her child is. She did say that she originally thought she was having twins. She is a twin herself. An early ultrasound appointment detected two heartbeats. However, the doctor confirmed it was just one baby.
She said,“I would love to have twins, just not my first pregnancy. It would’ve been cute, but it was also nice to find out that the first one out is just a single.”
She knows the sex of her baby but does not want to disclose it just yet. She said,“Learning the baby’s sex was a big deal for me and now I feel like I have time. I have time to think about nursery ideas, to think about a name. I’m just really enjoying now, getting to a point where I can celebrate being pregnant and [it] not being a secret.”
The star also revealed, “I have not been sick a day. Not one day. That, for me, has probably been the thing I’ve been so grateful for thus far — coming second to knowing that I have a healthy baby.”
Haqq also revealed that she is leaning on her sister Khadijah Haqq and her own mother for pregnancy tips. She said,“I’ve really been able to rely on both of them when it comes to embarking on something for the first time in my life. My mom has been helping me stay mentally prepared for not stressing myself out. … She just always tries to remind me that my energy and my stress level should be that of what I want my baby to be.”
She said her twin Khadijah “really does care that much and she wants me to know I’m not going through this by myself. I know I’m not, [but] I’ve got a great case of baby brain. My pregnant brain is on 100. I literally left my sister’s house the other night and left my purse and my cell phone in her house … I need that kind of reassurance from her.”
Malika Haqq is using her friend Khloe Kardashian, who was recently pregnant with her first child, as a model of parenting. She said,“I have really amazing models [for] the type of mother I want to be, but I also know that I need to mother my baby the way my baby requires to be mothered. A lot of my disciplines and morals and values, that just comes from my mother, the way I was raised, and those are the things that I plan on implementing … but I definitely want to build the kind of mother that I am based around the child that I have.”
Malika Haqq will give birth in March 2020.
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