Chrissy Teigen Reveals She Was Doing IVF in the Middle of Her Sports Illustrated Swim Shoot

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It looks like this mom-to-be is embracing her somewhat tricky road to motherhood. Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to keeping it real in dealing with some of life's most unexpected moments, and the stunning mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child with hubby, John Legend, is opening up about her personal pregnancy journey — and the sometimes-secret lengths she endured to become a mom-to-be!

Life can sometimes be a bumpy ride. After flaunting her growing baby bump on the 2016 Grammy's red carpet earlier this week, Teigen is now opening up about the lengths that it took to become pregnant. During the SI Swimsuit "Swim Beach" fan event in Miami, the cookbook author discussed the not-so-glamorous side of shooting her Sports Illustrated feature. "I was doing IVF during the shoot," Legend's other half told People. "I was getting my shots and everything in Zanzibar, I had a little medical kit. It was hard because you bloat from it, and you bruise — if I hit the wrong area. That's the kind of things we had to cover with makeup," she explained.

The Lip Sync Battle host posted an Instagram photo from the shoot, detailing her graciousness for everyone who was involved. "So excited to announce my 7th appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition — I had to count that a million times before I believed it!" wrote the pregnant model in her heartfelt caption.

So excited to announce my 7th appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - I had to count that a million times before I believed it! My @si_swimsuit family, I love you! There is nothing like being a part of this brand and this issue. My shoot was in beautiful Zanzibar and shot by the incomparable @ruvenafanador, who is just as wonderful, kind, serene and lovely as everyone has ever told me. He thinks about every little aspect of a photo, every detail. HMU by @peterbutlerhair and @joannegair I LOVE you and am so lucky you allow me to be in your chairs! @mj_day and @darciebaum and @ja_neyney @hillarydrezner and @karencarpk - you are my family. I am proud to be in the issue but SO proud of all the work you guys put into this every single year. I just love you all. Jesus this is dramatic I know! And to all my fellow @si_swimsuit girls, congrats on a beautiful issue!!! I will see you this week in MIAMI!!!! I can't wait to kiss all your beautiful faces!

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Teigen also couldn't help but dish on her embracing the Hollywood trend of posing while pregnant. "John and I aren't the kind of people to have a photo of ourselves in our house, like embracing the pregnant and naked thing," said the mom-to-be. She added, "But if it were for a cool magazine and beautifully done, I would do that...[SI Swim], I would have definitely done pregnant!"

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The mom-to-be, who recently announced that she is expecting a baby girl with her crooner hubby, took the Grammy Awards red carpet by storm after revealing which Hollywood mogul-mom has been giving her some helpful fertility advice. "Kim gave me advice from even before we started," said the Sports Illustrated model about her friend Kim Kardashian. Teigen added that the reality star offered her advice on "maternity" fashion and "fertility...everything," adding that her baby bump bestie has "been here the entire time, the entire process!"

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