It didn't take Whitney Port too long to get pregnant—but her story wasn't as simple as it might seem, and she's sharing the details now.
As we've previously reported, Whitney Port was a bit caught off guard when she found out she was pregnant. The reality star admitted she initially didn't know how to feel when she saw that positive test—because as it turns out, the pregnancy wasn't quite unplanned....but it was definitely a shock.
Whitney opened up about her (admittedly short) journey to conception in a blog post for PEOPLE. She spilled that while she and her husband, Tim Rosenman, were on their honeymoon in Fiji, they both picked up infections. Whitney, who suffered a pelvic infection, was told that the infection may make it difficult for her to get pregnant. As anyone who has ever received similar news will tell you, it can be incredibly scary to hear a doctor tell you your fertility might be compromised. In light of that, we can totally understand why Whitney decided to get off birth control even though she wasn't 100 percent sure she was ready to become a mom.
"In my heart, I knew that I was never going to be 'ready,' and that in time, I would just learn whatever I needed to learn and be okay. But [my husband] seemed to not be worried at all, which was great, but also secretly annoying," she wrote in her PEOPLE.com blog post. "We agreed that I would go off my birth control and see what happened. I guess we assumed that it would take a while because of my previous medical issue and then we’d have to chart out the days I was ovulating and all that other stuff you see in movies. Well, it didn’t."
We all know that one person for whom getting pregnant is incredibly easy (and it's ok to feel a few pangs of envy if your own conception story is considerably longer!) but the beginning of Whitney's story adds a really interesting layer to the whole thing. We're sure there are other mamas out there who can relate—maybe you received news that you may never be able to conceive, only to find yourself pregnant, or maybe you started trying before you were really ready out of fear that the process might take years.
Whatever the case may be, every path to motherhood looks different, and we love hearing Whitney open up about her story. The star is also behind the seriously candid "I love my baby but I hate my pregnancy" video series, and it's pretty great that this mama-to-be is willing to tell it like it is.