02 July 2008

Baby Spice: on post-baby body pressures

Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice) is featured in UK mag Red talking about how hard it was to give birth and almost immediately after jump on tour with the Spice Girls.

"You have to get back in shape and your fitness has to be up to a two-hour show every night. And there’s the pressure of looking good in your stage costumes. I don’t know if I’d put myself through that again, to tell you the truth."

"It’s tough for any woman returning to work straight after having a baby. I didn’t want to be in the gym 24 hours a day, instead of being with Beau. And, I wanted to breastfeed for the first couple of months. I did lots of walking, but I couldn’t do sit-ups, because I’d had a Caesarean, as I was overdue.

You know, I actually believe her. While in the Spice Girls, Emma was never ridiculously thin and perhaps looked the most 'normal' woman of the whole group. She says:

"The first fortnight of the tour, I did feel self-conscious but, one night, I was up on stage and it just hit me: hold on, Emma, everyone knows you’ve just had a baby, enjoy it.

I wonder if she had a caesar because she was 'overdue' or if she was edging too close to the time she was supposed to join the Spice Girls tour.....

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/showbiz/latest/2008/07/02/in-pictures-emma-bunton-i-like-being-curvy-89520-20628447/

1 comment:

Cherryskin said...

I've never heard of anyone having a caesarean for being overdue. They evict the baby with an induction.

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