The Ups & Downs on the Road to Motherhood: In Their Own Words

From Zoe Saldana's emergency C-section to Gwyneth Paltrow's miscarriage reveal, celebs open up about the struggles of becoming a mom

ZOË SALDANA

Her Challenge: Emergency C-section
Now the mom of two happy and healthy baby boys, Saldana recently opened up about a scary 2014 emergency C-section. "The boys came at 32 weeks," she told Allure in an interview. "They found protein in my urine; my platelets crashed. I didn't qualify for an epidural, so I delivered under general anesthetic. I didn't even meet them until a day later." Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio, now 18 months, were delivered prematurely and landed in the neonatal intensive care unit. "We allowed ourselves to have a moment of 'poor us.' And that was it. Then somebody cried, and it was 'Got to go!' "