05/23/2012 01:25 pm ET Updated Jul 23, 2012

'The Conversation': Melissa McCarthy

Most women work while pregnant, and Melissa McCarthy was no exception. However, being an actress -- along with any other career in the spotlight -- provides an added bit of pressure that can be an absolute nightmare. Having worked through my own pregnancies, I can totally relate to Melissa, who finally just said 'screw it' and decided to get on with things. Pregnancy is a time for women to feel more connected with their bodies, and yet often the opposite occurs. Here's to more of us feeling confident before bringing our babies into the world.

WATCH: "The Conversation" with Melissa McCarthy