Reese Witherspoon is in the hospital with complications from her pregnancy

Reese Witherspoon was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday night with unknown complications from her pregnancy. Reports have Reese going to the hospital Tuesday night, coming back home and then being rushed to the hospital again Wednesday, where she remains now. Reese is due in September, and Radar quotes a source who says that “At this point it looks like she might have the baby. Reese and Jim are a little worried about having the baby so early, but it’s close enough to her due date that they’re confident the baby will be just fine.” That was reassuring, but in a follow-up story they quote a source that makes it sound more serious: “Doctors have sedated Reese and they’re keen on keeping her from going into an early labor so the baby’s development will go to full term.” Reese’s husband Jim is said to be very worried, but Reese is a trooper and is “trying to keep him calm.” That’s so funny to me, I’m not trying to make light of the situation but my husband was in a similar state when I went into labor. Radar’s source has Reese remaining in the hospital for some time.

All of these stories make me worry a little for Reese and her baby, but E! has a source probably on Reese’s team who says that “everything is fine.” Phew:

Everything is fine and there’s nothing to report, a source assured E! News in response to, well, a report that the Oscar winner was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital last night and again today because she was experiencing complications.

“The visit is a normal thing for a lot of pregnant women and there is no drama,” the insider added. “All parties involved are healthy and fine.” Reese was also photographed out yesterday going to lunch before she went to the hospital.

Sure enough, Witherspoon looked picture-perfect yesterday at the Brentwood restaurant Tavern. The New Orleans native was the quintessential California girl, sporting shades and a form-hugging black wrap dress that showed off her tan lines.

Her third child—and first with agent hubby Jim Toth—is due early next month. So, while the little Totherspoon could arrive any day…

There’s no cause for alarm in the meantime.

[From E! Online]

I don’t really get the denial. So Reese is fine and her hospital visit was routine, but is she still in the hospital now? It’s understandable that her rep doesn’t want to reveal those details, but I tend to believe Radar’s story that she’s still in the hospital being monitored. Whatever is going on, I hope that Reese and her baby are happy and healthy. I’m excited for her and hope it all goes smoothly!

Reese is shown out on 8-10 (purple dress) and 8-8 (orange dress). Credit: FameFlynet. She’s also shown on 8-3 (blue dress, tan bag) Credit:

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Nooooo! Poor Reese, let’s hope she gets better soon and the baby stays healthy. Healthy vibes!

    • truthSF says:

      Right there with you RocketMerry, wishing her and the baby the best. And if she’s 36 weeks, shes already in her 9th month, so all is good. Crosses fingers.

  2. brin says:

    Hope she and the baby are ok…I’m excited for her, too. She may be on bed rest just to make sure all is well.

  3. Bite me aka aniston says:

    New orleans native, since when… Oh she was born there… For some reason I thought she was from Tennessee

  4. Sucky Writing says:

    I think this all hype. Since when do they sedate a pregnant woman?

    • tripmom says:

      I would guess that whoever said “sedated” misspoke, and meant to refer to administering drugs to keep her from going into labor.

      • Stephanie says:

        My daughter had two preemies. Doctors try to stave off labor with a variant of magnesium -it makes you very loopy.

      • Girlattorney says:

        Do they do that when you’re already 36 weeks, though? I had one pregnancy with preterm labor at 30 weeks (born at 38 after lots of bed rest) and another 34-week preemie, and I never had magnesium. Both kids turned out fine, thank God.

      • Trashaddict says:

        If her blood pressure’s up, they might be giving magnesium to help with that too.

      • LindaLu says:

        I went in with pre-term labor at 36 weeks and they gave me magnesium… so yes, I believe they do even at 36 weeks. I remember it gives you this really weird warm sensation as it travels into your bloodstream.

    • RTR_Girl says:

      They may just be referring to meds she might have received to stop pre-term labor, assuming that is the complication she is experiencing. Not sure if that would really be considered sedating someone, but it’s not like tabloids are very precise with medical terms.

    • Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

      I went into labor at 29 weeks with my youngest and they give you a buttload of drugs to try to stop it if its too early. The majority of them made me feel like I had been put through a washing machine. Everything was slow and fuzzy, normally they do give a bit of sedatives because if your body relaxes the contractions will slow down. I think at one point they had me on 6 different drugs in my IV? Anyway, I though Reese was 37+ weeks? I know its still a few weeks early and they can have complications, but its not as if she’s having an extremely premature baby, heck my doctors were only aiming for 36 weeks and said they wouldn’t even try to stop it if I went back into labor after that.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      There are actually Acupuncture points that can stop/delay labor by “calming” contractions OR induce labor by stimulating uterine contractions. In addition to prepping the body for optimal fertility and pregnancy, Chinese medicine~including time tested herbs & formulas proven safe for pregnancy~can also turn breech babies into the proper position and help control nausea/morning sickness in pregnant moms.

    • JessSaysNo says:

      I thought this same thing! Meds to stave off labor (terb, mag sulf) are only given before 35 weeks and while they may make you feel “loopy” they are not a sedative and really do not work as such. I think its a transcriptional error…

  5. tripmom says:

    I so hope everything’s okay, and I’m sure it will be. My three girls were each under 2 pounds when they were born, and 22 months later they’re all perfectly happy, healthy, gorgeous kiddos. And I’m sure Reese is in a much better hospital than I was in. :)

    Best wishes.

    • Naye in VA says:

      Aww you had triplets?! Bless your heart. How do you find the time…to anything?

      • tripmom says:

        My husband and I run our own business from home, so we’re both here with the girls all day. And they are seriously just the most well behaved kids you could possibly ask for. I am the luckiest!

        They’re our only kids, so I don’t have a basis for comparison, but I think three might be easier than one because they play together and keep each other occupied all day. If I just had one I feel like I’d be sitting there waving a toy in front of their face all day, but our girls just entertain each other!

      • Naye in VA says:

        Aww that sounds dreamy lol. Mine is all up in my face now, with her terrible two attitude lol.

      • tripmom says:

        Aah! Don’t scare me! Ours are 22 months old, so the terrible twos are just around the corner, and we’ll have it times three! I have a feeling we’re about to be in for a rude awakening in a few months, but right now it’s awesome!

      • Naye in VA says:

        Uh mine has been in terrible twos since about 20 months and she’ll be 2 in Oct, which I assume is the same for your babies. So lucky you! lol
        I live with my parents, and she literally eats cake every day thanks to her sucker of a grandpa, so i’m sure spoiled has launched her right into the twos. She has a heck of an eye-roll too, which I’m sure she got from me, and everything is “mine”.
        So yes, maybe three better. I think you’re having triplets just eliminated all of those problems. Truly there would never be enough cake to satisfy three of my fat babies lol.

      • Girlattorney says:

        tripmom — I think it IS easier. I don’t have multiples, but I have 2 boys who are just 10 months apart, and 2 girls who are 18 months apart, and 1 boy who is 6 YEARS older than all the rest. The oldest boy and the younger girls were WAY harder than the 2 who were very close in age, because the “almost-twins” have always totally entertained themselves.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      I was dreading the ‘Terrible Twos’ with my kiddos too, but they were both amazing in their twos. It was the threes that were bad. :-)

      • fabgrrl says:

        I’d take the “terrible twos” any day over the “angry fours”.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Yes, those Thrilling Threes make my ass ache. (Terrible Twos were a cakewalk with ALL my kids. It’s the Threes that kill me!)

      • Malificent says:

        I got through 2 and 3 pretty well with my little guy. But 4 was a killer — like having a tiny 14-yr-old. I’m told they are more hormonal at that age than any time between birth and teens. Sensitive about everything, over-the-top tantrums. Thank god it was just a phase. Now I have 10 years to brace for the next round!

  6. RHONYC says:

    get well Elle!

    (i’m the freak that ‘just’ saw Legally Blonde for the 1st time last weekend.)

    i heart her ever so. ;-)

  7. Naye in VA says:

    Haha CB, labor freakouts are why I think women are the stronger sex. My baby’s BP dropped during labor and hte docs rushed in and started giving me O2 and flipping me over, and BF goes “WHATS GOING ON! RRROAAAAR!
    When the episode was over, I had to tell him that I couldnt worry about him freakin out and getting in the Dr’s way, and having the baby too.
    When they did the C-Stat on me and asked who i wanted in the room, i really wanted to say ‘My Mom” in case i died and he decided to stab a doc in the jugular. So i just said “whoever wants to go” and sucked on my O2 some more lol

    • truthSF says:

      Lol Naye. I made sure my mom was there with me. But before she came, anytime a nurse or doctor wanted me to give/take something, I called her first. The woman did have 9 kids, both natural and c-sections. :)

      My fiance was just there for moral support, or sleeping support. And I for the life of me, can not understand how any woman would want to get an epidural, I was forced to due to my high pp, but my goodness, that big ass needle going though my back was the worst pain I felt that night. Even the baby coming out was less painful. And i’m not even scared of needles.

      • Naye in VA says:

        I heard the needle was huge so i refused to look at it. It’s like the “bee sting” that never ends lol. And then you could feel the stuff going thru your body, I thought a vein was going to pop!
        I couldn’t do the contractions, id get a really bad one and be like can I push now?! and my mom would be like that was lower in intensity than the last 3. SHIT! Plus I was stuck in the bed with a catheter due to my pre-eclampsia.
        But I think the epidural caused our BP’s to drop at the same time causing the c-stat. So im probably just going to schedule a c-section for the next baby. It just eliminates all the risks and discomforts I had with the last one, and a couple extra days being pampered in the hospital was nice lol.

      • truthSF says:

        The worst thing about it was, the doctor brought that needle out right in front of me, I just about passed out from sheer terror. I wished he had brought out while standing behind me so I didn’t see how huge it was. I used to think a c-section was worst than a natural due to longer period it takes to heal, but a few of my friends assured me that it wasn’t that bad at all.

        My mother was a super woman when it came to her having kids, so I dared not asked her what hurt or not. Because anything that hurt me, did NOT hurt her, so I would ask some scared poor soul like myself for comparison. :)

      • Naye in VA says:

        Totally, my mom is the same way. nothing in my life is comparable to hers, so I don’t even try lol. She had all 5 of her kids naturally with no epidural. Bitch lol.
        It was a surprise to realize I had extreme surgery afterward, but I only took the Oxycotin for two weeks, and then i was fine.
        I was in the hospital for a week (more bcuz of my BP than the c-section), but for a week i could send the baby to the nursery, have food delivered, and lay around all day and read. ahhh… good times. I haven’t laid around without worrying somebody is going to start screaming or eat the Desitin in two years lol

      • Seagulls says:

        I only had a spinal before my section, so maybe the needle’s a different size, and they gave me a numbing shot first, but I have never wanted to imagine how large bore the needle was.

        They let you see the needle? Of course, I made it abundantly clear I was not needle friendly.

  8. marie says:

    aww, I hope they’re doing all right and everything goes ok..

  9. lucy2 says:

    Hope everyone’s OK, good luck to her!

  10. NP says:

    It was a girl. Amelia Josephine Toth

  11. TQB says:

    Hope she is OK. Also, I love every one of those dresses, esp. the purple one. The me who was 9 mo pregnant at this time last year covets!

  12. mia girl says:

    This happened to me with my son. I went into early labor and after a day or so, the drs stopped trying to put it off and I delivered almost 6 weeks early.

    Luckily, my son was completely fine. And knowing his personality, it totally makes sense to me why he came out early. He’s always ready to go and on the move. :)

    Reese – your baby may be a feisty one!! Best of luck with your and the baby’s health!

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    Best wishes to them all! I hope everyone is fine. (Toddles was three weeks & a couple days early, and he was just fine.)

    • Chatcat says:

      Hey Bella

      #1 son was born at 34 weeks was fine and good weight. The placenta ruptured so they induced.

      #3 son was 36 weeks and again fine…I feel on my ass in the morning and he was born that night.

      #2 son was “on time”.

      It happens and I pray that all is well with their little bundle when he/she arrives.

  14. Courtney says:

    oh please if she’s past 37 weeks then having the baby a bit early isn’t that big a deal. the tabs need to stop bugging out over this some women are prone to early deliveries and the kids turn out perfectly normal. at least the baby isn’t severely premature like Barry Gibb’s daughter Alexandra was 21 years ago. lets hope Reese’s complication was nothing serious

    • goinrogue says:

      Its a big deal. Babies born at 40 weeks can have serious problems. Its not just micro preemies that merit concern, and Im sure to Reese, this is a big deal.
      Thoughtless, much?

      • JessSaysNo says:

        It’s really not a big deal. 37 weeks is term and many 35-36 weekers go home with mom when she’s discharged. Babies are ’3 weeks early’ all the time and they’re just fine. My daughter is one of them :)

    • Emma says:

      That is a very weird and specific comparison…..

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @emma, you obviously haven’t seen many posts from Coutney. They’re all weird and specific.

      • Lulubelle says:

        At 40 weeks or before? You seem clearly misinformed. 37+ weeks is still considered term. If you’re in pre term labor and you can make it to 34-35 weeks hell that’s good too. Trust me I see it all day long.

        Oops this was meant for a poster a few comments above. Sorry, long time lurker, first time poster.

  15. Diana says:

    I hope everything turns out allright. Best wishes to them and the little one on the way.

  16. Liberty says:

    All good thoughts to her and the baby.

  17. Seagulls says:

    Best wishes for a safe birth – and hopefully later!

  18. Nessa says:

    Any time there are complications with your pregnancy it is scary. Even when you are sure everything is going to be okay… It is still not easy to go through. Just the idea that something could be wrong with your baby is terrifying! I hope everyone is okay and things go smoothly for Reese and the baby.

  19. Camille (The original) says:

    She makes for one adorable pregnant lady. Even though I’m not really a Reese fan anymore, I hope the rest of her pregnancy goes smoothly and I wish her and the baby well.

  20. Amanda_M87 says:

    I don’t really care for her, but I hope she and the baby get well soon.

  21. Courtney says:

    I wasn’t trying to be weird at all I was simply saying that if the complication isn’t serious the doctors are going a bit overboard. stop critizing my posts if you don’t like them ignore them. at least Reese can’t be dennied a c-section if the situation merits one as my mother was with me 27 years ago and because of that I had a lack of oxygen and ended visually impaired and likely autistic

  22. Jilly Bean says:

    She looks so classy and elegant… love that salmon/red dress…

  23. Lisa says:

    It might just be the sunglasses, but I’m getting current Stevie Nicks vibes from that picture.

  24. pafakell says:

    Reese is a Memphis, Tennessee native. She is not from NO.

  25. pafakell says:

    Okay, disregard that last comment, lol.

  26. Ravensdaughter says:

    Oh no! Sounds like she is pretty far along in terms of weeks. I had pre-term labor starting at 27 weeks-the end of the second trimester-and I quit my job and went on first ibuprofen (yes, a wonder drug) then nifedipine (horrible headaches) and miraculously made it to term. I am now convinced it was the job plus some workaholic husband stuff. This was with my second son; I also had my first son, a toddler, to care for.
    Anyway, I remember 34 weeks being a major milestone. After that time, the baby can spend a couple of weeks in the NICU-at most-and be okay.
    But I know Reese and her family must be very alarmed at this point. May things go well from here. I am sure she has fantastic doctors.

  27. JessSaysNo says:

    I highly doubt they have “sedated” her. Thats insane. I was in the hospital for a month to prevent preterm birth and was not sedated in any way. Also if shes in her 9th month, the baby will be fine! My daughter was born in the 37th week and went home with us perfectly healthy when I was released.