Attention, moms-to-be: The Ultimate Maternity Event is here, with the hottest must-haves — chic NOM dresses, ultra-flattering James Jeans, and luxe Basq belly creams — worth treating yourself to. And, in honor of our event, we’ve rounded up some hilarious — and helpful — celebrity pregnancy moments you’ll appreciate, from Kerry Washington’s pizza cravings to Olivia Wilde’s baby brain confession. Plus, score seriously useful tips to help manage your style expectations (thanks, Drew Barrymore!) and squeeze in naps while you can still get them (thanks, Rosie Pope!).
Kerry Washington (above at the Academy Awards): “Yes! @TheEllenShow there IS gluten-free pizza!!!! #OSCARS #greenroom.” Kerry also loves nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie (get the recipe).
Drew Barrymore: “Oh my God, I’m eating everything! I can’t get enough of Chinese food. It’s all I want to eat!”
Olivia Wilde: “Babies eat mostly salsa right?”
Emily Blunt on her gluten-free cookie craving: “I know everyone rolls their eyes, but I met a hippie doctor who suggested it, and it’s really helped me in the pregnancy.”
Jaime King: “I really want olives a lot. And barbecue sauce!”
Kristen Bell: “The funny thing is, [pregnancy brain] is genetically in your body so you don’t have like a killer wit and abuse the kid,” she said. “You kind of soak up all these wonderful hormones and you’re just really nice and dumb the whole time.”
Olivia Wilde: “Baby brain is real. I should not be permitted to operate heavy equipment including iPhones.”
Rachel Zoe: “My [maternity] uniform was leggings, jeans that had a little band at the top, long tunics and fitted jackets. I felt I needed to be comfortable and that things needed to be structured, so I didn’t get completely swallowed by my clothes.”
Drew Barrymore: “It’s about feeling good in clothes and knowing you can get dressed up in the evening… but there’s just no such thing as perfection. So if you’re trying to get there, you’re just torturing yourself.”
Rosie Pope: “Enjoy the pregnancy as much as possible — capitalize on those naps and learn a much as you can so you can relax in confidence once your little wonder arrives.”