Padma Lakshmi: Miracle Baby Happened 'Accidentally'
She talks daughter Krishna, endometriosis
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2013 10:02 AM CST
Padma Lakshmi arrives at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys at the Nokia Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Padma Lakshmi has been fiercely private when it comes to her daughter, not even revealing the father of now-3-year-old Krishna at first. But in a new interview with the Daily Mail, the Top Chef star opens up about her conception in the hopes that her story will hearten others who suffer from endometriosis. After suffering debilitating symptoms for years, Lakshmi was finally diagnosed with the condition at age 36, and was told she'd be unlikely to ever conceive—even if she went through IVF. So she went off birth control, only to discover she was pregnant after a short relationship with Adam Dell in 2010.

"It ended up happening accidentally," says Lakshmi, now 42. "I’d spent most of my life trying not to get pregnant and it was only after stopping taking birth control—because I was told that I couldn’t conceive—that it happened at all." Her doctor called the conception "nothing short of a medical miracle." Lakshmi says she "always wanted to be a mother, but I never knew it would be so much fun and I’d enjoy it so immensely. My daughter is such great company." And, though she doubts it will happen due to her age and diagnosis, "I would love to have another child or two." She started the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2009 to raise awareness of the condition.

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Feb 18, 2013 11:48 AM CST
my kid and boy was it fun making it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 18, 2013 11:23 AM CST
This just goes to show you that doctors are full of shit 100% of the time. They don't care about you or your condition, only getting you in and out as fast as possible to get the next insurance claim through the door. They will tell you anything and run hundreds of tests, but then it will come up that they were wrong all along. Then it is a "miracle". NO IT IS NOT, you were wrong because your worthless.
Feb 18, 2013 10:09 AM CST
Stop calling things accidents and miracles when they happen exactly how they are supposed to happen. A miracle would be winning the lottery without ever buying a ticket.