Pippa Middleton, 34, confirms she is, in fact, expecting her first child with husband James Matthews, 42.
Six weeks ago rumors started swirling that the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant. Finally, Pippa confirmed the rumors in the monthly publication of the Waitrose Kitchen Magazine writing about her first trimester.
Pippa reveals in the column that she luckily wasn’t plagued with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, extreme morning sickness like her big sister Kate did in all three of her pregnancies.
“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.
Unlike Kate who had to take a short absence from her royal duties in the early months of her pregnancies, Pippa has been able to continue on as normal. But, the mum-to-be admitted she has made a few adjustments to lighten her everyday load.
“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." Pippa didn’t divulge the baby joy to her trainer until the “riskier months" had passed.
Pippa went on to tell how fitness has played a fundamental part of her pregnancy thus far. “I’ve noticed my body change, but through exercise, I feel it’s being strengthened," she 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."
Middleton went ahead and did her own fact-finding, reading up on the do’s and don’ts while finding the answers to all of her questions herself.
“This being my first pregnancy, I had so many questions I felt were still unanswered," she wrote. “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?"
“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!”