Pregnant Jessica Simpson Spends Week in the Hospital Amid ‘Painful Journey’ With Bronchitis

Jessica Simpson Spends Week in Hospital With Bronchitis
Jessica Simpson is seen walking in Soho on July 31, 2018 in New York City.  Raymond Hall/GC Images

One tough mama. Pregnant Jessica Simpson was hospitalized for seven days amid her third trimester.

“After a week in the hospital for bronchitis (my fourth time in 2 months), I’m finally home,” Simpson, 38, captioned a picture of herself wearing a surgical mask on Instagram on Sunday, March 3.

“Coughing with Birdie has been a crazy painful journey,” she wrote of battling the sickness while carrying her third child. “I am slowly getting healthier every day. Baby girl was monitored and is doing amazing! I am on my way to healthy and counting down the days to see her sweet smile.”

The “I Wanna Love You Forever” singer capped off her note with a sweet message to fellow moms: “Sending love and prayers to all the mothers who are going or have gone through this. OUCH.”

The Dukes of Hazzard actress previously detailed the multiple aches and ailments she’s suffered throughout her pregnancy in a February post.

“After a month of sciatica pain, followed by 3 weeks of Bronchitis,” the fashion designer began a caption on Instagram, “I figured since my feet fit in my sneaks today … I needed to walk out a lot of anxiety!!”

Simpson, who shares two other children with husband Eric Johnson — daughter Maxwell, 6, and son Ace, 5 — also mocked her swollen feet with an epic post the month prior. “#tenyearchallenge,” she wrote on January 17, sharing side-by-side photos of her toned legs in denim shorts and wedges and a snapshot of her puffed-up ankle and foot.

The musician confirmed her latest bundle of joy’s name, Birdie, at her baby shower in January, captioning multiple Stories from the event with the words “Birdie’s Nest.”

“This little baby girl will make us a family of five,” Simpson captioned a photo of her kids surrounded by pink balloons in September 2018 as she announced the impending arrival. “We couldn’t be happier to announce this precious blessing of life.”

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