UPDATE: Stacy Keibler, our June/July cover star, is officially a new mom. She and her husband Jared Pobre welcomed a baby girl, Ava Grace, on Wednesday, August 20. Keibler made the announcement on her website: “Jared and I have been blessed with the new love of our lives… We’ve never experienced a level of joy and happiness like this before!”
We spoke with Stacy for our June/July issue, and she shared her secrets for looking and feeling great during pregnancy. (Hint: It has a little something to do with this prenatal Pilates plan.)
Here's her magazine feature.
Stacy Keibler’s priorities couldn’t be clearer: When we were planning her cover shoot for our June/July issue, she asked if she could spend most of her photo shoot not vamping for the camera in glam gowns but instead showcasing the Pilates moves that have kept her strong and energetic throughout her pregnancy. (Clearly, we loved the idea!) “I haven’t felt sick or tired so far—instead, I’ve had an enthusiastic spark that I’ve been harnessing through exercise,” says Keibler, 34, whose daughter is due in August. “I’ve always been conscious of what I put into my body, but now that I’m pregnant I can recognize the positive effects that effort has had.”
Still, the Dancing with the Stars alum has found ways to take her health to the next level. “I did a detox about a year ago and wiped lots of unhealthy foods out of my life, and when I became pregnant I did a similar wipe-through of my bathroom, giving away products that weren’t great for pregnancy,” Keibler says. (See “5 Beauty Tips for Pregnant Mamas,” for the deets on her bump-friendly beauty routine.) She also believes in a research-backed concept called Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, which holds that an expectant mother’s diet affects her child’s health throughout his or her life. That’s why Keibler has stuck to her longtime organic, GMO-free, whole-foods-based eating plan, and why she’s paying even closer attention to ingredient labels. “Pregnancy is a great time to reevaluate everything,” she says.