Tia Mowry has gone from Sister, Sister to mother to author with her new book, Oh, Baby! Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another. In an interview with NPR this week, Tia dishes about motherhood, her 10-month-0ld son Cree, and gives the best pregnancy advice for moms-to-be.
While pregnancy may seem a bit glamorous for celebrities, Tia reveals the hardest part of it all:
“The worst part about pregnancy would definitely have to be my nausea. I don’t know why it’s just called morning sickness because morning sickness never just happened in the morning for me and it’s not happening just in the morning for my sister. She’s pregnant, four months right now. Mine happened in the morning, afternoon and in the evening and, not only did it just happen in the first trimester, it happened throughout my whole entire pregnancy. I’m like, dang, how come nobody told me about this?”
Seeing as how sister Tamera Mowry is now pregnant, Tia gives some useful pregnancy advice for all moms-to-be:
“For women who are pregnant, sometimes, when you’re pregnant, everybody, especially your mother-in-law, you sister-in-law who’s already had kids – they kind of want to throw all of their ways on how they had a child, whether that’s make sure you breastfeed or make sure you don’t get an epidural. You know, it’s up to you. This is your baby. You have the right to do whatever you want and if you have a mother-in-law that’s constantly pointing her finger, don’t argue with her. Just smile and nod and just say, OK. Thank you. Because you don’t want to get into an argument. You’re pregnant. You don’t need to be stressed.”
To read Tia’s entire interview, visit NPR.org.