Well, it can only help, right? OK, I did pregnancy Pilates from 13 weeks 'til full term, and was still two weeks overdue, had to be induced, which resulted in being knocked out for an emergency C section, but - in theory - exercise should help with labour. Point being, no matter what you do, Mother Nature will have her own ideas about how things will go, but there is no harm in being prepared.
In the spirit of this, Kelly Rowland has been exercising throughout her pregnancy in the hope of having an "easier delivery."
The 'Kisses Down Low' hitmaker, who is expecting her first child with her husband Tim Witherspoon, has been sticking to a regular fitness routine over the past eight months because she believes it'll increase her chances of having a faster and more comfortable labour.
Speaking to ELLE magazine, she said: "Everybody always tells you to go crazy with food, and you can eat whatever you want. It's fine to have your cravings but I wanted an easier delivery. All the women that I've talked to, that have worked out, have such an easy and speedy delivery. Exercise really helps that."
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However, that doesn't mean the 33-year-old singer hasn't been gorging on calorific treats and sugary snacks when her pregnancy cravings start to strike: "I love cherry pie and chocolate ice cream with peanut butter mixed in it. And I had a week straight where I was obsessed with nachos."
Meanwhile, the brunette, who is expecting a boy, has been trying to stay calm throughout the third, and final, trimester of her pregnancy because she hopes her positive energy will reflect onto her son.
She said previously: "I don't want no cortisol levels going up. I just want to keep it very serene and calm for myself - and definitely for the baby - because that's the kind of environment I'd want to bring him up in."
It's good to have plans, but they pretty much all go out the window. I said I wouldn't allow TV until she was two-years-old, and would abandon soothers at 6 months. Totally stuck to that....