Rachel Dratch Was Afraid To Tell Her Parents About Pregnancy

Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Rachel Dratch gave her first post-baby interview to People magazine and chatted about giving birth early, being afraid to tell her parents, and dishing on motherhood.  Rachel gave birth to Eli Benjamin just 10 weeks ago – you can see his adorable photos here.  (we don’t own the rights to the shots)

She talked about giving birth four weeks early:

“I went for a routine visit and they said my fluid was low,” the comedienne, 44, recalls. “It was a month in advance, so I didn’t even have a bag packed! I had to go in that night. It was a big shock.”

Rachel admits that at 44 she was still afraid to tell her parents and boyfriend John Wahl was afraid to tell his, as well!

I almost felt like Juno or something. [John] thought his parents might be disappointed in him, but it was the reverse. They were instantly on board.”

“[My parents] looked kind of concerned — they’d never met John. But today, they’re so psyched. This is their first grandkid!”

Rachel enlisted the help of designer Nate Berkus to help her come up with a creative way to add a nursery to her one bedroom NYC apartment.

“It came out really well — it doesn’t look like it’s shoved in the corner. Eventually I’ll have to move, I guess, but he did a good job.”

Congratulations to Rachel and John!  Little Eli is SUCH a cutie!

Photos by FAME

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