Celine Dion: "I Feel Like I've Been Pregnant More Than a Year!"

Celebrity Moms May. 31, 2010 AT 2:16PM
Celine Dion: "I Feel Like I've Been Pregnant More Than a Year!" Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Although Celine Dion is only 14 weeks along with twins, the singer has already traveled a long, hard road.

"I feel like I've been pregnant more than a year," the singer, 42, tells French paper Le Journal de Montreal.

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As with their first child Rene-Charles, 9, Dion and husband Rene Angelil used in vitro fertilization to conceive their twins-to-be. It was their sixth attempt, and Dion admitted to Oprah Winfrey last year that she had suffered a miscarriage. The twins -- she finds out the gender next week -- are due in November.

"I never gave up," Dion says. "But I can tell you that it was physically and mentally exhausting."

Husband Angelil, 68, adds, "these treatments were truly hard on my wife's body. It wasn't simple at all."

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Dion's rep confirmed to UsMagazine.com that the Grammy-winning singer spent a month a half in New York City for IVF treatments and also tried acupuncture.

She admits she was a bit of a nervous wreck as they waited for the pregnancy to hold. "My doctors had to constantly reassure me...Each week I had sonograms. I heard their heart beats."

And now, she'll do whatever doctors tell her in order to keep her babies safe. "It's stressful but I'm relaxing. I look at my little belly. I do almost nothing," she says. "If you tell me I have to stay in bed, I will stay in bed until November, when the babies are born. To bring them into the world, there's nothing more important than that. It's incredible."

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"There are no accomplishments bigger than" motherhood, she says. "The trophies and money, that doesn't give meaning to live and that doesn't give you true happines...a baby -- yes."

How did the couple react to the news of the twins? "There truly great emotions after all our efforts," she gushes.

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