Marcia, who is due in April, has been put on bedrest “as a precautionary measure only,” spokesperson Heidi Slan tells the Associated Press. Other details have not been provided at this time.
Producers on the three-season-old Desperate Housewives, in which Cross, 44, stars as the perfectionist Bree Van De Kamp, have opted to move production to the actress’s Los Angeles home for two days at the end of this week, reports TV Guide‘s Web site.
Cross and stockbroker Mahoney, 48, were married in June 2006. In October, Marcia announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she was expecting twins, saying: “I was sort of blown away that I was having twins, so I just needed a minute to deal with it.”
I am not surprised that she has been put on bedrest. According to the March of Dimes, close to 60 percent of all twins and more than 90 percent of triplets are born prematurely (before 37 weeks). The average twin pregnancy lasts 35 weeks. Triplet pregnancies average 33 weeks, and quad pregnancies average 29 weeks. They are probably just trying to make sure that nothing goes wrong, because she is a Celebrity and this is a high profile pregnancy.
Before my son was born, I spent almost a month on bedrest in the hospital. The nurses told me that at that time there were 6 other mommies, pregnant with twins, and 1 with triplets, on bedrest in the same ward as myself.
We hope the little monkeys stay in there as long as possible. Good Luck Marcia!!