The Hills: New Beginnings premiers Monday night!
It's been eight years since The Hills went off the air, but on Monday, June 24 The Hills: New Beginnings will be hitting our TVs and PVRs.
The original cast has experienced a lot of life changes since the first show, not the least of which is parenthood. Fans are assuming parenting will likely be a major plot point for the returning reality TV veterans who are now in their 30s and making families.
While not all the cast members of the reboot are parents (or were even on the first show, like in Mischa Barton's case) the core group of women from the first version of The Hills are all moms now.
They may not agree on everything on the upcoming season (it wouldn't be a good reality show if they did) but they all agree that motherhood has been amazing and life-changing.
Audrina Patridge: Don't be afraid if your birth plan changes
"Having a C-section wasn't as bad as I thought," Patridge, a mom of one, told Mediaplanet. Her birth plan didn't originally include a C-section as she "wanted to have a natural birth," she explained.
Her baby girl, Kirra, was breach though and despite mama's best efforts, Patridge's birth team did eventually reccomend a C-section.
"I did everything possible to try to get her to flip," she told Mediaplanet. "Everything from acupuncture to floating in a pool to doing hand stands. Nothing helped."
Patridge hopes other pregnant women won't panic if their birth plan needs to change to include a C-section.
"It's not as bad as people make it out to be," she recalled, adding that her doctor was amazing and even turned on music to help her be as comfortable as possible during the birth.
[A version of this post was originally published August 22, 2018. It has been updated.]