This past Sunday, I brought my BUMP IT UP STYLE LOUNGE to LA for the kick-off event of Pregnancy Awareness Month, Anna Getty and Alisa Donner brain-child which celebrates all things about the status of being KNOCKED UP! The celebrity studded event boasted 750 guests along with celebrity moms like Brenda Strong to Ali Larter. At 11:30 am, the preggos were lined up waiting to hit the panel discussions, holistic mom spa & the glorious fashion show emceed by–yours truly.
People arriving at Bergamot Station to support PAM
The BUMP IT UP LOUNGE with Pish Posh Mommy, Belli Skincare, DC cupcakes and of course, great styling tips
Belli’s Bethany Fite spotlights STRETCHMARK & MELASMA prevention
Liza, of Expecting Models, and Amy
Anna Getty, co-founder of PAM, introduces Amy at the Pea in the Pod fashion show
Amy emceeing the PAM fashion show
Fashion show sponsored by Pea in the Pod
Amy with Alexis Knapp
Amy with PAM founders Anna Getty and Alisa Doner
Want to glean key information on how to have a healthy & happy pregnancy? In honor of PREGNANCY AWARENESS MONTH’s kickoff event this Sunday, I turned to PAM founders, Holistic lifestyle expert Anna Getty and Alisa Donner, LCSW, MSW for must-know information.
“Pregnancy Awareness Month® (aka PAM) is a month-long campaign designed to inspire and encourage pregnant women and parents. “ explains Donner. “We use PAM’s 4 Initiatives (Education, Exercise, Nutrition & Wellness and Nurture) to focus weekly activities and how-to tips through social media community and grass roots events. The free, family event is Sunday May 1 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica from noon to 4pm.
1. Stay hydrated, dehydration is linked to many birth complications including pre-term labor. It is a bit of a pain having to go pee all the time, but take solace in knowing you are building amniotic fluid. We like water, O.N.E. Coconut Water and herbal teas.
2. Keep snacks with you. Keep your blood sugar up and your mood stable by constantly eating high protein snacks. When hunger hits, it can get ugly quick. We like to keep snacks in our purses or car including: LUNA bars and almonds, nut butter/cheese and crackers.
3. Healthy relationship with your medical practitioner. Find a health care provider that you trust and answers your questions. You can interview your medical provider.
4. Exercise. Once you have gotten the OK from your health practitioner, it is important to continue with a regular schedule. Find the type that works for you: yoga, walking, swimming, Pilates. It is strengthening and toning, both important for your labor day. It is oxygenates your blood and the baby’s as well. It is helpful for blood pressure for most people. It helps you sleep better as well.
5. Get plenty of rest. Sleep is restorative. Your body is changing and a being is growing inside of you. This is work, even when you aren’t moving your body. Not to freak you out, but, you are going to need to be well rested for the birth experience and recuperation, as well as for that crucial first year, when the baby’s sleep patterns will be constantly readjusting. Be prepared for the baby to sleep in 2 hour intervals for at least 3 months.
ANGELENOS: Please come down to Bergmot Station on May 1 for PREGNANCY AWARENESS MONTH’s kick- off event hosted by ANNA GETTY, ALI LARTER, AMY SMART & BRENDA STRONG. I will be debuting my BUMP IT UP STYLE LOUNGE, a pop up shop of all of my favorite products! I’ll be styling women and offering beauty consults by fantabulous maternity skincare line BELLI. The piece de resistance? Cravings inspired cupcakes created for my lounge by the sisters behind TLC’s hit show DC CUPCAKES! There will be informative panels all day, excellent giveaways and a runway show that I am MC-ing produced by EXPECTING MODELS. This is a free family event with loads of kids activities so bring ‘em