Pippa Middleton Discuss Pregnancy with Waitrose Kitchen Magazine

Pippa Middleton reveals to Waitrose Kitchen magazine that she didn't suffer morning sickness during her first trimester. she also discussed her workout routine;

“I was lucky to pass the 12-week scan without suffering from morning sickness. That meant I was able to carry on as normal,” Pippa wrote.

“When I learned the happy news that I was pregnant, I realized I needed to adjust my four to five-day-a-week [fitness] routine,” she said, noting that she kept her pregnancy a secret from her gym instructor until the “riskier months” were over

Kate’s younger sister also shared how fitness has been an integral part of her pregnancy.

“I’ve noticed my body change, but through exercise I feel it’s being strengthened,” the 34-year-old wrote. “I’m fanatical about sport and have looked at loads of books and websites on exercise during pregnancy, but have been disappointed by the limited technical information what you can and can’t do.”

“This being my first pregnancy, I had so many questions I felt were still unanswered,” Pippa said. “I wanted to know things like, would I strain if I served in tennis, are strokes of swimming safe, can I still do a normal yoga class if I avoided certain positions? Could I still work my abs?”

She added, “I’ve noticed my body change and weight increase, but through effective exercise and sports I feel that it’s been strengthened to support a healthy pregnancy, birth and recovery . . . And ensure that post-baby, my old favorite jeans will still fit eventually!”

Pippa, who took in several Wimbledon matches during her pregnancy (in some adorable maternity looks!), also revealed to Waitrose Kitchen that she’s looking to new mom Serena Williams for fitness inspiration.

“I’ve been a tennis fan since childhood, as a player and spectator, and have been keen to continue playing safely throughout my pregnancy,” Pippa explained.

“Take Serena Williams,” she continued. “She famously proved that women can play a high level of tennis from two months (when she won the 2017 Australian Open) up to eight months.”

“Few of us can relate to this elite excellence, but if you’re a healthy, well-trained player with an uncomplicated pregnancy there’s no reason why you can’t continue a good level of tennis,” Pippa wrote.

The important thing to keeping healthy and exercising during pregnancy, Pippa said, is to enjoy “releasing energizing through rallying, footwork and working on core strength.”

 “keep two feet on the ground when hitting strokes and to avoid sharp turns and quick movements, particularly as I approach the due date."

“From personal experience, I’d confidently say I find it has been the most enjoyable and rewarding form of exercise since I found out I was expecting,” she shared. “It’s comforting to know that it’s safe throughout pregnancy, and you don’t need to adapt and change too much (unlike most other sports). It’s so good for you that you could swim every day – as long as you don’t overexert yourself – right up until the end of the third trimester.”

“As the summer weather contributes to feelings of bloating and swelling, swimming will keep your body cooler while exercising, something that is a relief in pregnancy, preventing swelling in the arms and legs,” she said. “But even in the cooler months, temporarily joining a local pool can be worth the investment. If this is the only exercise you do during pregnancy, you’re onto a good thing!”

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