During her recent pregnancy, MTV’s reality show star, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, had many skeptics wondering if she would accept the responsibility of motherhood based on rambunctious past. Who can say what the future holds, but despite the doubt, she took on the task of pregnancy head-on, with her usual pride, wearing high-heels and animal print the entire nine months without fail.
Although Snooki loved the joy (and attention) of being pregnant, the inevitable gaining weight that pregnancy can cause was something she did not. Luckily for Snooki, her best frenemy and cast mate, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, kept her motivated and in shape with a fitness routine that included back strengthening exercises, prenatal yoga, and cardio.
Snooki’s motivation to stay fit may have been appearance driven, but that fact remains that weight gain during pregnancy may contribute to lower back pain, a common complaint of many pregnant women, as any Chiropractor Freehold New Jersey region specialist could tell you.
Exercising during pregnancy, however, can alleviate lower back pain, and unless there is a medical exception, pregnant women are recommended to exercise three to five times a week for approximately 15-30 minutes at moderate intensity, very similar to the recommendations given to the general population.
Although the health benefits are unmistakable, a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine discovered that not enough pregnant women get the recommended amount of exercise – 85.4% to be exact. The study found that women who exercised the recommended amount were less likely to report low back pain than those who did not.
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Uma Thurman, pictured with her two children, recently announced that she is pregnant at 41.
Stars like Uma Thurman and Celine Dion are convincing women that pregnancy over 40 is the way to go. Either giving birth the old-fashioned way or receiving help from fertility specialists, these talented women prove that 40 is the new 30.
The 41-year-old actress confirmed that she’s expecting her first child with financier Arpad Busson. This will be the third child for Uma, who shares children Maya, and Levon, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke.
Revered actress, Julianne Moore gave birth to her daughter Liv at the age of 42. Now 51 the actress also has a 14 year-old son, Cal, with her husband, director Bart Freundlich.
Pregnancy after 40 was on full display last year when funny lady Tina Fey joined her 30 Rock co-star Jane Krakowski and announced they were both expecting. Fey delivered her second child, daughter Penelope Athena, in August 2011 at 41.
At age 40, Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly gave birth to her third child, baby Agnes Lark in May 2011 at her home in NYC. Connelly is also mom to sons Kai and Stellan.
Singer Dion has been open about her failed in vitro fertilization treatments. But at 42, the superstar and husband René Angelil, welcomed fraternal twin boys, Nelson and Eddy into their lives. The couple has one other child, 11-year-old son René-Charles.
After months of speculation, voluptuous singer Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon confirmed they were expecting their first child. Carey delivered fraternal twins Monroe and Moroccan at 40 via C-section in April 2011.
Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry gave birth to her only child, daughter Nahla, at 42. Nahla’s dad is Berry’s ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubrey; the two are embroiled in custody fight for their now 3-year-old daughter.
In the 1990s Academy Award–winning actress Nicole Kidman adopted Isabella, and Connor with ex-husband Tom Cruise. In July 2008, Kidman gave birth to her first biological child, daughter Sunday Rose, at 40 with husband Keith Urban.
At 48, actress Kelly Preston gave birth to her third child Benjamin. Kelly and husband John Travolta are also parents to 11-year-old daughter Ella.
At 41 sultry actress Salma Hayek had her only child, daughter Valentina, with French billionaire hubby François-Henri Pinault.
These ten beautiful women are examples of how pregnancy after 40 is fabulous!
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