Actress BUSY PHILIPPS is battling a severe case of acid reflux disease brought on by her second pregnancy.
The former Dawson's Creek star and her husband Marc Silverstein are expecting a baby sister for their four-year-old daughter Birdie, and Philipps admits she's been struggling with the side effects of being with child.
She tells UsMagazine.com, "I thought this pregnancy would be like the first one and be easy, but it's been completely different. I'm even losing my voice because I have acid reflux!"
The condition is common in pregnant women because pressure from the unborn baby causes stomach acid to migrate upwards, but she jokes, "It's so gross. Your body is just highjacked."
In addition to the physical problems, she's no longer able to lift her little girl: "She (Birdie) really understands when I say things like, 'Mum can't carry you right now because the baby in her tummy is pressing down on her bladder.' She understands what that means and she's cool with it. We'll see what happens when the actual baby comes. I'm planning for that moment when she asks, 'When does she go back?'"
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