By peoplestaff225
Updated January 23, 2009 05:00 PM
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The decision to tweak the writing of a show to include an actress’ pregnancy can be difficult, the decision to hide the growing belly from millions of viewers poses a possible greater challenge! The latest Ugly Betty star to announce a pregnancy, Ana Ortiz is feeling the pressure — “I’m nervous!” — to disguise her growing bump while filming after she was told that her character would not be announcing any such news in her storyline.

Eager to make her protruding belly as discreet as possible and maintain a healthy weight gain, the 37-year-old actress is relying on her determination to stay fit. “I’m not looking forward to seeing myself get bigger, but I’m going to work out and be very healthy so that hopefully it won’t be so hard,” explains the mom-to-be.

With the burgeoning belly baton passed to her by costar Rebecca Romijn — who recently welcomed fraternal twin girls Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip — Ana is confident that, despite the creative choices of the show’s costume designer to hide a pregnancy, she will still manage to feel like a top-notch stylish mama.

The new baby will be Ana’s first child with husband, guitarist Noah Lebenzon. Dolly and Charlie are Rebecca’s children with actor Jerry O’Connell.