New Mama Bethenny Frankel on Pregnancy, Sex, Names + More!

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Christine Petrozzo on May 7, 2010 at 11:18AM

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New Mommy Bethenny Frankel Shares Her Pregnancy Secrets

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a Christine Petrozzo on May 7, 2010 at 11:27AM

From baby names to nursery decor, this Real Housewives: New York City star and brand-new mama (baby Bryn was born May 8!) dishes on her pregnancy fitness habits, Jason’s hands-on role and how they prepped for the arrival of their “peanut.” Frankel announced her baby girl to the world with this tweet: "I can't express how happy I am&how beautiful,supportive&thoughtful u all are.Bryn is a tiny beautiful chapter begins.thank you."


On Staying Fit, Eating Right, Baby Food and Swollen Body Parts


iVillage: How did you stay fit during pregnancy?

BF: I changed my eating because I was eating more. Life is still a bank account when you're pregnant—it's about checks and balances. I just maintain and do a little bit here and there—which if you do your whole entire life you will be fine, pregnant or not.

iVillage: What were you eating while you were pregnant?

BF: No two days were the same. You have to listen to what's going on that day. Some days you're going to be hungrier than others. I did eat high volume food and desserts, but in moderation.

iVillage: You're a natural food chef—are you buying baby food or making it at home?

BF: If there are organic baby foods, I'll buy them. I'm not particularly obsessive with myself, so I don't think I'll be obsessive with my kid.

iVillage: Did you have any tricks for swollen body parts?

BF: I went to a restaurant and told the waiter to steam asparagus, then let me drink the steamed water with lemon in it. Cucumbers are good, too. I used frozen packs of vegetables as ice packs on my face. And, it's always good to put your feet up.

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