Jessica Capshaw, who plays pediatric surgeon Arizona Robbins on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, takes quite seriously her responsibility to provide her baby girl (and son Luke, 3) with a clean environment. “It’s crucial while you’re carrying a life inside of you,” she says.
We’ve watched Sarah Chalke, 33, grow up on television: First, as daughter Becky on Roseanne, then as Dr. Elliot Reid on Scrubs. Now she plays recurring character Stella on How I Met Your Mother. Her newest role—parent, along with fiancé Jamie Afifi—is scheduled to kick off on Christmas Day, her due date. We talked with her at this issue’s cover photo shoot, just five weeks before her big day.
Fit Pregnancy: How have you liked being pregnant?
|Michelle Williams||Applied NIA 24 Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen ($45) when expecting. Using sunscreen daily helps prevent melasma.|
|Angelina Jolie||Is a fan of Shea Terra Organics Mama’s Gold Stretch Mark Prevention & Treatment Oil ($27). Packed with shea butter and essential oils, it hydrates dry bellies.|
|Christy Turlington Burns|
Back to Main Page: Do It Like Daphne
It’s a stormy day in New York City, but Daphne Oz is beaming. On a busy day of from shooting ABC’s food-focused talk show The Chew, she’s sitting in a photo studio crafting an email to her sister while her blond streaked hair is pinned into loops that will soon be luxurious waves, her aqua eyes are getting the smoky treatment and her toes are receiving final touches from a pedicurist.
Celebrities don’t just help motherhood en vogue; they also focus attention on causes important to families, such as efforts to end poverty, hunger and childhood disease. And while many of us are familiar with actress Angelina Jolie’s good deeds on behalf of the United Nations, and former model Christy Turlington Burns’ work for CARE, we thought you should know about some other stars’ charitable efforts.
This past January I found myself far from home, sitting with four women waiting to go into labor at Hogar Materno (Maternity House) in Vilcashuaman, Peru. Their midwife, Sofia, hovered nearby. The whitewashed building, nestled among sprouting vegetable gardens, is a short walk from the tiny health center’s obstetrical unit. At the time, it was home to 10 moms-to-be, their families and even livestock during the women’s last weeks of pregnancy.