"I Love What I Do"

Pregnant Shay Mitchell is not planning to take maternity leave. The expectant star infers to PEOPLE that she loves her work too much to take time off.

“My entire team knows that there’s no maternity leave for me,” Shay reveals. “I do a lot of my work on my phone and I have another company that I run. I love what I do, so for me, it doesn’t feel like work.”


Shay Mitchell and her boyfriend, Matte Babel, are expecting their little one to arrive in the coming weeks. Mitchell shared the news of her pregnancy in June with both an Instagram picture and a YouTube announcement.

“It didn’t feel right to just put up a photo and be like, ‘I’m pregnant’ and have people think that everything is peaches and rainbows,” Shay said of her decision to bring her expectancy experience to YouTube in the form of a docuseries called Almost There. “This is real life and I want people to come along with me on this journey in real-time,” the Pretty Little Liars star concluded.

Coming along in real-time means that fans get to see all of the hilarious moments between Shay and Matte as they prepare for their baby to arrive. The most recent funny clip of the series shows Matte getting a taste of what Shay goes through as a pregnant woman. The way that he carries his “bump” is absolutely comical!

“At the end of the day, if he’s having fun with it, we’re both having fun with it,” Shay tells PEOPLE of her and Matte’s expectancy experience. “He’s the best partner I could ever ask for,” the pregnant star declares.

Stay tuned for more celebrity pregnancy news!

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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