Having emerged from a difficult divorce from her husband of 2 years Daniel Giersch, actress Kelly Rutherford is finding hope and happiness in her kids Hermes, 3, and Helena, 9 months. The Gossip Girl star recently chatted to Working Mother magazine about the challenges of marriage and motherhood, and the lessons she’s learned along the way.
On the pressures faced by today’s working moms-to-be: “We work up until the last minute, whether we’re throwing up or not! Then we’re expected to give birth in two seconds or we get a C-section, because doctors are in a rush. We barely sleep the first months of our child’s life, but we’re expected to get back into our skinny jeans right away.”