Melanie Brown, who is pregnant for the third time next month, is having a different pregnancy than her first two.
This time, morning sickness has affected the former Spice Girl, who is married to husband Stephen Belafonte.
“For the first four months, I felt really sick — I was just trying to get through the day without actually throwing up, so I haven’t really worked out since I’ve been pregnant,” said Brown. “It was strange because, with my last two pregnancies, I never had morning sickness. So it was a bit shocking, to say the least. But I’m finally getting out of that phase and starting to feel good.”
Now that she’s in her last trimester, she is finally able to enjoy food! “I’ve been eating a lot. All day long,” she told WebMD. “I don’t stop. I eat when I want and what I want.”
It doesn’t help that her hubby is a good cook!
“I’m married to a good cook who cooks really healthy — well, mainly healthy — food,” says Brown, laughing. “Yesterday, he came home and whipped up chicken and vegetables in this amazing curry sauce. I’ve got my own gourmet chef on hand, so I’m very lucky.”
Brown is already mom to daughters Phoenix, 12, and Angel, 4, as well as stepmom to Giselle, 7. Having another child is like a piece of cake now!
“With your first baby, you watch all the shows, you read all the books — you kind of terrify yourself because you realize how many things can go wrong. You over-research it. It isn’t a bad thing, but it makes you a little bit nervous, which is what I did with Phoenix. But with the second and third baby, you’re a bit more of an old hat. You’re more relaxed about everything.”
As for her pregnancy body? She is enjoying her curves this time around.
“I don’t mind if sometimes I’m curvier and sometimes I’m more ripped. I enjoy all the different phases,” Brown says. “Don’t get me wrong: Sometimes it can get uncomfortable when you’re pregnant and you don’t feel sexy because everything is swollen and a bit tender. Everyone has her up and down days. But it’s just about making the most of the situation that you’re in. Being pregnant is a beautiful thing.”
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