Friday, June 20th, 2014
Prior to my pregnancy, I was a crazy-active person—maybe even bordering on one of those freaky L.A. gym people who plans her day around Equinox group fitness classes and SoulCycle.
Well, it wasn’t long into my twin pregnancy that those days already seemed like distant memories, despite my best intentions to remain one of those freaky fit pregnant L.A. gym people right up until delivery. Pushing a shopping cart got me winded by week 24. And I’d done just one prenatal yoga class in my second trimester when my perinatologist kiboshed the plan—sternly saying I needed to cool it on activity, period. (It was the same day he told me I was measuring like I was carrying triplets. Charming.)
But here’s more proof that stars are not just like us: Kelly Rowland, she of killer-bod fame, is all about her prenatal yoga practice. And according to a shot she just posted on Instagram, she’s looking darn good doing it too, wearing a matching patterned black and white sports bra and yoga pants, and a totally serene meditative look with closed eyes. Go Kelly! (Get in a few poses for me too, please.)
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Rowland is all about sharing pregnancy milestones with her social media followers. In fact, she announced her pregnancy on Instagram with an adorable shot of a pair of mini Jordans next to big ones, and the caption, “I’ll be stuntin’ like my daddy.” Awww, we have no doubt.
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Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Pregnant Mila Kunis stepped out for a yoga class on May 1, just as a study out of Manchester University suggests taking up yoga in pregnancy can ease stress—and reduce women’s fear of childbirth. Apaprently, taking just one prenatal yoga class can cut anxiety in moms-to-be by a third!
Anxiety can be at an all-time high for first-time pregnant women, like Mila. You’re so excited to have this adorable little being inside you (in Mila’s case, a girl!), and you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep that peanut as healthy as possible. That can lead to stress about what you’re eating, how much you’re eating, what you shouldn’t be eating, how much sleep you’re getting…the list could go on and on.
The good news: Research has determined that working out with a baby onboard has oodles of benefits beside just stress relief. All of that core work from yoga can make giving birth easier and ease some of your overtaxed body’s pains. Keeping your weight down while being pregnant can help to prevent your child from being obese in later years, and some scientific evidence says your physical activity now can even make your baby smarter because when you work out for just 20 minutes three times a week, the baby is getting more oxygen and blood, leading to excelled brain development.
Mila’s not the only pregnant celebrity to swear by prenatal yoga. Recent mamas Drew Barrymore, Jessica Alba and Miranda Kerr all made a point to practice yoga while pregnant, too!
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Monday, July 22nd, 2013
After Kate Middleton and Prince William arrived at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital around 5:30 am London time, and got settled into the super-posh private Lindo Wing, nearly 11 hours later Great Britain has a new prince, the Prince of Cambridge to be exact!
The third in line to the throne (behind Prince Charles and Prince William—and before Prince Harry) was born at 4:24 pm, weighing in at 8 lbs, 6 oz. The Prince was brought into this world in true royal fashion, in a luxury $9,000 a night suite that included an individual birthing room, birthing pool, satellite television, radio, internet access, daily newspaper deliveries and a personal safe. And for the parents and their guests, the Lindo Wing comes equipped with a catering staff, complete with a wine list and champagne to celebrate the happy occasion!
Contrary to reports, Kate’s mom Carole, a trained midwife, was not on hand in the delivery room. While most moms-to-be only see their OBs sporadically throughout their labor, at this high-end facility and with the royal heir waiting to come out, you can be sure that Kate’s every request was catered to by the nursing staff and her two doctors (the Queen’s former gynecologist and her current one).
Though we don’t know exactly what time Kate officially went into labor, the birth was at least 12 hours in the making—which isn’t bad for a first-time natural birth (she was not induced even though she was said to be past her due date). Perhaps Kate’s prenatal yoga paid off? She reportedly had been seeing a private yoga instructor at least one day a week for close to her entire pregnancy. Building core strength through yoga is said to help with both pushing and breathing during labor.
As expected, the official Royal announcement has been placed on an easel outside of Buckingham Palace for all the world to see. Now that His Royal Highness has arrived, we can all start obsessing over what his name will be! That news likely won’t be released for days. Congrats again to Kate and Will!
While we wait to hear the new Prince’s name, check out pics of Kate’s pregnancy and baby’s new family, or watch Rosie Pope’s tribute to the new royal baby.
TELL US: How long were you in labor with your children? Any tips you can share with first-time moms?
Image of the official birth announcement courtesy of The British Monarchy’s Instagram.
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