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See Which Petite Pregnant Star Is Up 40 Pounds — And Owning It!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

While it’s rare for celebrities to talk about their pregnancy weight gain in plain terms, it does occasionally—refreshingly—happen.

Consider Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, who recently revealed that she gained 55 pounds during her second pregnancy, going from 120 to 175 on the scale. Of course, she’s shed much of that weight already, and was well on her way to her trim pre-pregnancy model bod by the time she dished on those specifics.

But what’s even more rare—you might call it the unicorn of celebrity pregnancy coverage—is a star who’s talking about her significant pregnancy weight gain while she’s right in the middle of it.

Pregnant actress Hayden Panettiere told Hello! magazine (as cited in the Daily Mail) that she’s gained close to 40 pounds on her itty bitty frame. “I’m 5 feet, 2 inches, and I started out at 106 pounds and guess how much I weigh now? Around 145 pounds,” she said. “And the worst part is that my feet are still size five and they’re going, ‘What’s going on with all this weight?’ They’re about to snap from underneath me with the strain.”

She also believes her muscular nature—she was a former gymnast—is contributing to the extra pounds.

Not surprisingly, the star has every intention of taking off the weight after her baby girl comes. She told the mag she wasn’t planning to wed fiance Wladimir Klitschko carrying 40 extra pounds.

No matter what, the expectant mama looks gorgeous. Check out our gallery of other stars who looked fab filled out with extra pregnancy weight, too!

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Which Star Copped to Gaining 55 Pounds During Pregnancy?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The medical community recommends that average-weight women carrying a single baby in pregnancy gain in the neighborhood of 25 to 35 pounds. And wouldn’t it be nice if we all fell magically into that ideal window?

Well, reality frequently gets in the way of ideal guidelines, especially when it comes to the wild journey of pregnancy. And not just for us mere mortals — but for celebrity mamas too. Turns out stars are just like us! (Sometimes.)

Case in point: Kendra Wilkinson Baskett recently revealed that she gained 55 pounds during her second pregnancy. “I started at 120 and ended up at 175,” she told Giuliana Rancic in an interview recapped in E! Online.

And although she’s got plenty on her plate these days with a 4-month-old daughter, 4-year-old son, and marital turmoil amid allegations of her husband’s cheating — she’s found a diet that she says is working “so good” to get back in shape. She credits Atkins with the fast weight loss, though she says she’s really having to work at it instead of the weight just magically dropping off.

“I’m an athlete. I thought I would lose the weight so fast right after having the [first] baby, but I didn’t,” she said.

And ain’t that the truth? For many of us, postpartum recovery and fitness takes major commitment. And it’s refreshing to see a star whose pregnancy and post-baby arc seems to mirror many of the experiences of those of us here in the real world.

No, doctors don’t advise a 55-pound weight gain — but life happens. Even to celebs.

Pregnant? Track your pregnancy weight gain. And sign up for our pregnancy newsletters to give you the inside scoop, every step of the way. Plus, don’t forget to like Everything Pregnancy to keep up with the very latest in pregnancy news.

Weight and Pregnancy: Gain Only What You Need
Weight and Pregnancy: Gain Only What You Need
Weight and Pregnancy: Gain Only What You Need

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Which Stars Aren’t Getting Any Pregnancy Sex?

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Pregnancy sex can be a bit of a tug-of-war. Most men think it’s creepy to be getting it on when there’s a baby on board. Meanwhile, pregnant women’s hormones are at an all-time high, making their sex drives even greater than usual. While I was pregnant, I thought I finally knew what it would be like to be a man: I thought about sex all of the time!

Unfortunately for two pregnant celebrities it seems their husbands’ need to do the deed isn’t as strong when she’s with child. Kristen Cavallari recently told Fit Pregnancy that her football player husband, Jay Cutler, is weirded out by pregnancy sex. “Sex is funny when you’re pregnant,” said Kristin. “Guys get weird about it. I’m like, ‘Oh Jay, the baby’s kicking!’ and he’s like, not wanting to know about it.”

Her advice to women in the same boat? “It’s important for women to realize—if your guy is a little weirded out but isn’t good at expressing that, it can be isolating.” She also says that taking baths together and a little sexy lingerie can help smooth things over.

Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett can relate. In a recent blog for People, she confessed her hubby Hank Baskett has refused to have sex with her during the third trimester. In true TMI form, Kendra wrote: ‘I’m round, tired, grouchy, smelly and horny! Why would he want to touch me?!. When I cough, I either fart, pee or cramp!” Totally gross, but totally true! Lots of things become out of your control once you’re pregnant—including bodily functions.

But it’s not all bad news, ladies. Some men seem to get even more turned on when a woman is pregnant, like Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell’s husband. She said on an episode of Conan that he loved pregnancy sex because, “he felt like he was with a completely different woman.” She went on to say that it was like “legally cheating.” “I was also involved and he kind of got a freebie that didn’t hurt anybody’s feelings.”

And apparently Dax isn’t alone. Angelina Jolie told Entertainment Weekly that pregnancy sex is “great for the sex life. It just makes you a lot more creative so you have fun.” And Jessica Simpson confessed to Ryan Seacrest that when she’s pregnant her sex drive is unstoppable. “The Big O is, like, the biggest O ever,” she said (I agree that pregnancy sex can be some of the best sex ever: Read this).

Only time will tell how you, your body, and your baby daddy will feel about pregnancy sex throughout your pregnancy (it could change from trimester to trimester and your sex positions will likely need to change, too), but please promise me you’ll try to push negative thoughts out of your head about how big you’ve gotten and how if your guy isn’t into pregnancy sex, it’s because he doesn’t find you attractive. That is so not true! More often than not, the guy just feels like he and his enormous manlihood could somehow harm the baby, or that it’s the same as having sex in front of your kid after he or she’s born. So just talk to him, calm his fears, and get busy. You know you wanna!

TELL US: Are you and your guy on the same page with pregnancy sex, or does one of you want it more than the other?

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