Bump bump bump! All i see online is baby bumps and pre-pregnancy photos in Hollywood and Nollywood.
My favourite pregnant celebrity Kelly Rowland has shared some exclusive details about her pregnancy with Elle Magazine. She also shared some glowing tips every expecting mother should know. Here are excerpts from her interview as well as some beautiful photos that will make every woman green with envy:
Youâ€™ve become quite a role model for staying fit during pregnancy. What tips would you give for other mothers who want to stay healthy and in shape while pregnant?
Everybody always tells you to go crazy with food, and you can eat whatever you want. Itâ€™s fine to have your cravings but I wanted an easier delivery. All the women that Iâ€™ve talked to, that have worked out, have such an easy and speedy delivery. Exercise really helps that. And I like being able to have peaceful sleep at night, though thereâ€™s no such thing as that now in the last trimester [laughs]. To be honest, I did modify my exercise routine a bit by just listening to my body. I would tell my trainer [Jeanette Jenkins] â€œThis move doesnâ€™t feel right,â€ and weâ€™d modify it. I still walk two miles everyday. I still work out. Itâ€™s important to me.
Your skin is glowing! Whatâ€™s your pregnancy beauty regimen? (This is my favourite part)
Iâ€™ve switched out anything with harsh chemicals. I use nothing but shea butter, pure cocoa butter and coconut oil. Itâ€™s amazing how all of those things work so well for my skin. Iâ€™m going to continue to just use those after the baby gets here.
Some pregnant women get flack for nude photos. Why was it important to you to include those in the shoot?
I donâ€™t know why they would get flack. Itâ€™s reallyâ€”I wonâ€™t say amazingâ€”itâ€™s Godmazing [laughs] watching your body carry a human. I took a birthing class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally. Why wouldnâ€™t you want to celebrate that? The body should be celebrated.
You have a successful career, a marriage and youâ€™re entering motherhoodâ€”how will you balance it all? What advice do you have for women who want to pursue their professional aspirations and have a family?
I watch Diana Ross and Donna Summer and all these womenâ€”theyâ€™ve managed to do it all. I think â€˜What makes me different? I can definitely do it.â€™ And this is something Iâ€™ve wanted. Iâ€™ve been talking about babies since last year. I believe I spoke it into existence during a conversation with my friend, and I feel like I became pregnant overnight! And she said all we need is a community of strong people around us, and we rely on each other and our families.
Read the complete interview and see more photos HERE!
Photo Credit: Lance Gross