10 Celeb Moms & Their Advice on Pregnancy and Baby Weight (Photos)

Gwyneth Paltrow has good pregnancy advice.

Whenever one of my friends gets pregnant for the very first time, usually one of the first things she asks me is either how to survive the pregnancy without losing her mind, or how to shed those pesky post-baby pounds!

My answers to these questions are something along the lines of: a.) relax and enjoy yourself and don’t feel bad about being selfish while you are pregnant, and b.) don’t put too much pressure on yourself about losing the weight…just enjoy the baby and the pounds will come off when they’re supposed to.

Many celebrity moms seem to handle pregnancy and losing baby weight with ease, so it’s always interesting to hear their advice and tips on the subjects.

Gwyneth Paltrow had some great advice for how to handle pregnancy back when she was expecting daughter Apple. She used a holistic doctor and said, “Understanding what was happening was a big help. Then, when I felt a little hand or elbow or something, it was amazing – even if a bit of a shock, as if there’s an alien in your stomach.”

With regards to losing baby weight, Gwyneth’s advice was, “You have to exercise to get it all back. It was tough, very tough. So it was that and blusher and a girdle!”

To hear advice from 9 other celeb moms about pregnancy and post-baby weight loss, take a look at the photos below.

Photos: PRPhotos


  • Victoria Beckham 1 of 9
    Victoria Beckham
    "Pregnancy tip!!!! I have used this through every pregnancy, it's amazing!!" (Referring to Elemis oil for preventing stretch marks).
  • Jennifer Garner 2 of 9
    Jennifer Garner
    "While I'm very good about caffeine, I am also not afraid once or twice a pregnancy to have a half-caf latte. Today is one of those days."
  • Cate Blanchett 3 of 9
    Cate Blanchett
    "I refuse to worry about all that fitness stuff. Being a mother is exercise enough for me."
  • Julia Roberts 4 of 9
    Julia Roberts
    "My stomach was enormous and the bigger it got the smaller my a** looked so I kind of enjoyed it. I felt great." (Don't sweat the small stuff)!
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones 5 of 9
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    "During pregnancy I tried to eat well to keep up my energy levels. Three meals a day, a nice mixed diet."
  • Courteney Cox 6 of 9
    Courteney Cox
    "'I practise Budokon. It's a fitness regime that includes yoga and martial arts, a mind-body workout. It's a combination of meditation, stretching and cardio exercises that develop strength and flexibility. I also found that breast-feeding helped."
  • Sarah Jessica Parker 7 of 9
    Sarah Jessica Parker
    "I stopped looking at myself in the mirror because it was so odd for me. I thought it was so odd to see myself with a bump."
  • Elizabeth Hurley 8 of 9
    Elizabeth Hurley
    "'I ate steamed fish and brown rice and hit the treadmill to lose the 53 pounds I'd gained with Damian. I absolutely killed myself to shed that weight."
  • Debra Messing 9 of 9
    Debra Messing
    "'I did yoga all the way through, then just going to the gym is the best thing. Get a good babysitter - that's my advice."

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