6 top models discuss motherhood
Chrissy Teigen's fans were thrilled when she confirmed she was expecting in October (15), not least because the outspoken model can be relied upon to be completely honest about her pregnancy. If there's one star we know is going to open up about morning sickness, cravings and a complete lack of motivation for the gym it's Chrissy. This is the woman who has already spoken out about how much she and her husband John Legend struggled to fall pregnant after all, admitting they were "having trouble". Sure enough she gave a little insight into her journey so far this week (end13Nov15), which got us thinking about some of the best pregnancy advice we'd heard from other models.
It's no surprise the 29-year-old model has always watched her figure, after all there has to be a certain amount of work that goes into prepping for a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover - she graced the publication alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge in 2014. Chrissy opened up about the exact levels of her obsession this week though (end13Nov15), explaining how expecting a baby has changed things.
"I've got an excuse now, so I'm going for it, because my whole life I've had to watch my weight," she explained on her talk show FabLife. "I've weighed myself three to five times a day since I was 15 years old...
"It's horrible. Growing up, I knew my weight in the morning, in the afternoon and at night; I knew what my weight should be. Some call it discipline but it's actually like, a neurosis, it's horrible, it's bad, so now it's nice to just kind of let loose and not have to care so much."
Karolína and her husband Archie Drury welcomed their second son earlier this week (beg09Nov15), a little brother for six-year-old Tobin. For the former Victoria's Secret star seeing Tobin's reaction to the baby news was the most exciting bit.
"He is very ready," she previously explained. "He is super excited to be an older brother. Real excited, kisses my belly. (He says,) 'Mommy you have to sit, you have to like rest.' You know, 'You need candy,' so I can have candy.'"
Coco became a new mother in March (15), when she gave birth to her daughter Ioni - her first with her husband James Conran. The star is a big social media user and documented her journey on her various accounts, including dishing out some advice about keeping in shape when expecting.
"There’s still prevailing myth that pregnant women should not exercise during pregnancy," she wrote on Instagram. "I see comments like that on my Instagram every time I post a picture at the gym. Not only is it alright to keep fit during pregnancy, doctors now know that doing so has a positive impact on both the mother and baby."
The model gave birth to her second son, Grayson, in May (15), just 17 months after she and her husband Griffin Guess' first child, Gavin, entered the world. Marisa posed nude for Allure magazine when pregnant the first time around, and gave other expectant mothers some fashion advice. "I always felt, even before I got pregnant, that it's better to accentuate your curves. It's important to really show off the belly," she said.
Doutzen gave birth to her second child in 2014 and has been open about what a glorious experience she found pregnancy. The star advises women to cherish those nine months, and to always put themselves first during that period.
"I love being pregnant. As a woman to know that you have the ability to grow another human being is really such a unique and special feeling," she marvelled to Modelinia. "I feel completely connected to my body and want to treat it as best I can so I know I am giving my daughter the healthiest possible environment to grow."
Lara is mother to two-year-old son Alfred with her ex-husband David Walliams. She is fiercely proud of her son, but has admitted struggling a little during her pregnancy because of the impact it had on her figure.
"Being pregnant affected my work quite early on," she told Style magazine. "It’s not like you can work until you’re eight months pregnant. It was quite frightening seeing my body change so much. Yes, I did worry about the impact, because my body is my job and my livelihood."