Karen Koster: “I was toxic when pregnant with Eve”

The Xpose star admitted she was 'very vicious' when carrying her third child.

Karen Koster for VIP Magazine by Lili Forberg
Karen Koster for VIP Magazine by Lili Forberg

Karen Koster has revealed that she had a difficult pregnancy with her third child Eve, who she welcomed in June.

The Xpose star said her little girl is a joy to be around but that when she was carrying Eve she went through a lot emotionally.

“I was toxic when pregnant with Eve! Very hormonal! Very vicious! Very!” she told VIP Magazine exclusively.

“But then when Eve was born I had all the oxytocin running through my veins and I was in such a love bubble!”

Karen and her husband John McGuire have three children, baby Eve, JJ who is nearly 3 and Finn who just turned four.

The star admitted that she did find it hard to cope with so much on her plate, but added that she learned to manage it with her third pregnancy.

Karen Koster for VIP Magazine by Lili Forberg

“The lack of sleep is very hard and your coping mechanisms are depleted. One thing I did after having JJ is, if John said, ‘Is there no milk?’, I tried not to take it personally. Before I’d be like, ‘I can’t believe you asked me that, do you know what I did for the whole day?’ Whereas now I’ll say, ‘No, there’s none, would you go the shops?’ Or I’d say, ‘John apparently it was on the news that men are now allowed to go to the supermarket!’ I’ve had to literally re-wire my brain,” she revealed.

The presenter also revealed that she feels more relaxed with her third baby that she did with her sons as she’s gotten more practice.

“I remember the first two weeks after she was born, John would come home from work, and he’d be like, ‘how is Eve?’ And I was like, ‘She is my model baby'” Karen admits.

“She did exactly what she was supposed to in terms of feeding and sleeping, and she has kind of continued like that. Obviously, I am biased and think she is fabulous, but I have to say she is a pleasure to be around. She’s a dote.”

You can read all about Karen’s busy family life, future career plans and much more in the January issue of VIP Magazine, on shelves now.

VIP Jan 2018 cover

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