Singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she may never be able to get pregnant due to her bipolar disorder medication. The 30-year-old singer and actress who featured in Rema’s calm down remix were first diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2018.
Selena Gomez Shares Pain of Not Being aAble to Give Birth Because of Bipolar
In a recent cover story for Rolling Stone, Gomez explained how she’s tried to make “friends” with her bipolar disorder, despite the effects it has on her hopes to one day become a mother. She told Rolling Stone about a time when she visited a friend who was trying to get pregnant.
She recalled how she cried in her car after their visit because the two medications she takes for her bipolar disorder made it unlikely for her to ever get pregnant to carry her own children. She said: “That’s a very big, big, present thing in my life. However I’m meant to have them, I will.
Bipolar disorder medications during pregnancy can potentially cause birth defects, behavioural issues, and long-term neurobehavioral problems. Females with bipolar disorder are also exposed to the risk of increased bipolar symptoms and episodes during pregnancies, so it is very difficult for them to get pregnant.