Pregnant Heather Rae Young placed on bed rest

Pregnant Heather Rae Young, who is in her third trimester, has been placed on bed rest.

The “Selling Sunset” star, 35, gave her Instagram followers a health update on Thursday after leaving a routine checkup, explaining that her sciatica pain had become “unbearable.”

“Baby update: I just left the doctor,” she began the selfie-style video from her car, almost immediately clarifying that “everything’s good” with her and husband Tarek El Moussa’s baby boy.

“I’m not doing very good,” she went on, noting that her pain was “worse than before.”

Young said her doctor wants her “resting” and “laying down,” which is admittedly difficult for the Los Angeles-based real estate agent.

Heather Rae Young in the car.
Heather Rae Young said she was placed on bed rest Thursday after her sciatica pain became “unbearable.”
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“But obviously the most important thing is feeling better and taking care of the baby,” she acknowledged.

Although she’s “getting close” to her early 2023 due date, the mama-to-be noted that she still has “some time” before her son is set to make his arrival, so she has to “do what’s best” for them both .

The Netflix personality added that she’s “still doing [her] physical therapy” and will be “trying acupuncture” on Friday.

Heather Rae Young touching her baby bump.
Young said she is still going to physical therapy and will be “trying acupuncture” on Friday.
Instagram/Heather Rae El Moussa

“I’m hoping this goes away soon,” she said. “I definitely cannot feel this for the rest of the pregnancy.”

Sciatica is pain along the sciatic nerve, which is the main nerve in the leg and also the largest nerve in the body, reports Johns Hopkins University. It extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh.

The “Selling Sunset” star is “getting close” to her early 2023 due date but still has “some time” before her son is set to make his arrival.


Heather Rae Young showing off her baby bump.

The “Selling Sunset” star is “getting close” to her early 2023 due date but still has “some time” before her son is set to make his arrival.


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Heather Rae Young cradling her baby bump

The “Selling Sunset” star is “getting close” to her early 2023 due date but still has “some time” before her son is set to make his arrival.


Heather Rae Young touching her baby bump

The “Selling Sunset” star is “getting close” to her early 2023 due date but still has “some time” before her son is set to make his arrival.


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According to Mayo Clinic, sciatica is common during pregnancy and most often shows up during the third trimester because as the fetus grows, it puts additional pressure on unstable joints and muscles.

The medical site notes that the baby’s position can also contribute to sciatic nerve compression.

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young posing together.

Young and husband Tarek El Moussa announced in July that they were expecting their first child together.


Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young posing together.

Young and husband Tarek El Moussa announced in July that they were expecting their first child together.


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Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young posing together.

Young and husband Tarek El Moussa announced in July that they were expecting their first child together.


Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young posing together outside.

Young and husband Tarek El Moussa announced in July that they were expecting their first child together.


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Young has otherwise had a seemingly healthy and smooth pregnancy, as she made sure to show off her growing baby bump at several recent events and awards shows.

Last month, she celebrated her son’s upcoming arrival with a star-studded, winter wonderland-themed baby shower.

Tarek El Moussa, Taylor El Moussa, Brayden El Moussa and Heather Rae Young posing together.
El Moussa is already father to daughter Taylor, 12, and son Brayden, 7.
Instagram/Heather Rae El Moussa

This will be her first child and first with El Moussa, who co-parents daughter Taylor, 12, and son Brayden, 7, with ex-wife Christina Haack.

Young — who loves being a “bonus mom” to her stepchildren — recently admitted she used to feel she came “second” to Haack, 39, but not because anyone “ever made [her] feel that way” on purpose.

Young announced in July that she and El Moussa, 41, were expecting a bundle of joy.

They started dating in 2019 and tied the knot in October 2021.

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