Brigitte Nielsen gave birth to her “miracle” baby girl earlier this year at the age of 54, and it took no time at all for her to shed the pregnancy pounds.
The “Creed II” actress appeared on the British talk show “Loose Women” on Thursday where she opened up about her pregnancy, the moment she discovered she was having a girl, and how she lost her baby weight so quickly.
“My doctor said, ‘I don’t even know why [you and your husband] try because there’s only a two-and-a-half-per-cent chance this is going to work,'” Nielsen explained when discussing her IVF treatment.
“It’s about not giving up, and I just want to say, it’s not an IVF talk here. It’s not for everybody. It’s a long road. It can be very, very tough… but for women that really dream for it, don’t give up; it’s a long road but it is possible.”
Nielsen, who has four sons from previous marriages, spent 11 years trying to conceive through IVF, and finally, five months ago, she and her 40-year-old partner Mattia welcomed daughter Frida into the world.
When the “Red Sonja” star found out she was having a girl, she said, “It was like my soul came out, my heart was outside of my body, it was incredible… I said, ‘Here’s my princess.'”
As for the pregnancy itself, Nielsen said everything was fantastic because she was just so “happy” and “excited,” and on top of that, she lost the weight she put on almost immediately.
“Two weeks after giving birth I lost the weight,” she revealed. “It was so strange, I said to my gynecologist, ‘What did you pull out of me?’ I thought, because I turned 55, it’s gonna be a long road ahead to kind of get your body back.”
Nielsen showed off her amazing post-baby figure when she attended the “Creed II” European premiere in London this past Wednesday.