Before we know it, there will be another little baby for Prince George and Princess Charlotte to play with following the birth of their baby brother, Prince Louis. That's right, Kate Middleton's sister Pippa Middleton's due date is almost here, but before she welcomes her bundle of joy, she's focusing on her favorite pregnancy exercise.
In a new column for Waitrose Kitchen, the 34-year-old revealed her go-to workout regimen as she enters her third trimester with baby No. 1. "Swimming throughout pregnancy offers a wonderful feeling of weightlessness," she wrote. "As the months pass, you feel heavier by the day, but being in water gives that floating, light-as-air feeling that soothes and relieves the body, counteracts increased back strain and stretches the legs from the growing bump. It’s non-impact, gentle, and relaxing."
She continued, "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."
After months of speculation, Pippa confirmed in early June that she and her husband, James Matthews, were expecting their first child together. "I was lucky to pass the 12-week scan without suffering from morning sickness. That meant I was able to carry on as normal," she wrote in another post for Waitrose Kitchen.
She then opened up about how expecting has changed her everyday exercise plan. "When I learned the happy news that I was pregnant I realized I needed to adjust my 4 to 5-day-a-week routine," Pippa confessed. "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!" Well, we think Pippa looks fabulous with a baby on board!
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