Mom-to-be and Bones actress Emily Deschanel is on the cover of Fit Pregnancy where she opens up about her first pregnancy, her vegan diet, prenatal exercise routine, and her hopes for a natural birth.
Emily on her pregnancy: “I really like being pregnant. Not that there aren’t things I don’t love, but when I think about what my body is doing—creating a child—it just blows my mind. I’m in awe of the process and the science. And seeing my belly move is pretty amazing; it’s like in the movie Alien. I knew about the kicks, but I never expected somersaults.”
Emily on if her challenging vegan diet during pregnancy: “I don’t think it’s any more challenging for me than it is for anyone else: You have to make sure you get all those essential nutrients. The real challenge for a vegan is getting vitamin B12 and omega-3s; you can get those in a vegetarian supplement made from algae. I’ve increased my protein intake with beans and brown rice, and shakes made with almond milk and hemp powder. The funny thing is, I love kale and always used to put it in my breakfast shakes, but for some reason I can’t stand it right now.”
Emily on her exercise routine: “I’m still Spinning and doing yoga—right now it’s a prenatal yoga DVD I do at home—but I really love classes. I like the music and the motivation you get from the people in class with you. And I’m walking a lot these days.”
Plans for a natural birth: “We’ve been taking HypnoBirthing classes, and I plan to do that. David will be with me, and also a doula.”
If you’d like to read more about Emily’s pregnancy, pick up the new issue of Fit Pregnancy on newsstands September 19.
[Photo via Pacific Coast News.]