Rosie Pope on what to expect with pregnancy

Rosie Pope is a mother to three as well as the author of the new book, “Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy.”

Rosie Pope is a busy mama: In between starring on the Bravo reality show “Pregnant in Heels,” overseeing her Rosie Pope maternity line and being a wife and mother to three children, she somehow found time to write her new book “Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy,” a down-to-earth guide for expectant mothers.

Pope decided to tackle  “Mommy IQ” because she wanted to share some of the knowledge she’s gained from her life, both professionally and personally. “I’ve had access to some of the best leading experts — not everybody gets that kind of access — and it should be available to everyone,”?she notes. “Being pregnant can be a nerve-wracking time; it’s hard to find that one book that has all the information but doesn’t feel scary.”

So why should a new mom pick up “Mommy IQ” and not one of the classics like “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”? Although Pope says she’s a personal fan of the famed guide, she believes “Mommy IQ” is more personal and therefore more relatable. “['What to Expect'] is a little outdated. It doesn’t feel very friendly. I really wanted to create a book that had the same reliable facts, but is also an enjoyable companion.”

Rosie knows

Pope busts some common pregnancy myths:
   
You can still be you. “People think that when you become pregnant, your life has to stop and you have to stop doing everything that you normally do,” says Pope. “You can still exercise, you can still eat a lot of things you want to eat, you can still be you. You just have to take a little bit better care of you.”
   
You’re not eating for two. Really
. “It’s important to indulge and have fun when you’re pregnant, but it’s also important to understand that in the first and second trimesters, you really only need 100 to 300 extra calories everyday, which isn’t that much,” she notes.
   
Stretch mark cream: Take it or leave it.
“It’s a personal thing,” she says. “I don’t think there’s really any actual evidence saying it works, but I’ve used it for every [pregnancy] out of paranoia. I think it feels nice, but I wouldn’t be able to say that it definitely works.”



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