Olympic Champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill’s Top 3 Tips for a Fit Pregnancy

Coming back to win her third world championship title in Beijing just 15 months after welcoming her first son Reggie, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is an expert when it comes to training through pregnancy & postpartum recovery.

Here at Seraphine, we are delighted to be partnering with the Olympic champion heptathlete & mum of two & her new fitness app @jennispregnancy.

Jessica Ennis-Hill Talks Training Through Pregnancy

Staying active through pregnancy is a fantastic way to prepare your body for the challenges of labour. We caught up with Jessica to find out some of her tops tips.

1) Jennis Pregnancy – a Tailored Pregnancy Workout Program

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The Jennis app was developed by Jessica & her team, based on her experience of training before, during & after pregnancy. The app provides 3 separate programs, tailored for general fitness, fitness during pregnancy & postnatal recovery.

It offers a range of fun workouts that are easy to follow at home, with options tailored for all abilities & fitness levels as well as every stage of pregnancy.

With Jessica guiding you through the sessions, it’s almost like having her as your own personal trainer! We think it’s the perfect fitness companion for women at every stage of their journey into motherhood.

Find out more at Jennisfitness.com

2) A Supportive Sports Bra

Get the Look: Black Maternity & Nursing Sports Bra

“One of the most important things while you’re training during pregnancy is having the support of a good sports bra.” – Jessica Ennis-Hill

At Seraphine, all our sports bras are designed to offer the optimal level of support for pregnancy as well as easy nursing access – perfect for after baby arrives.

3) Comfortable Maternity Workout Clothes

“Having clothing that fits you well can make you feel happier when you’re training, so hopefully you feel that you can do a little bit more.” Jessica Ennis-Hill

Like Jess, we believe that when you feel comfortable & confident in your workout clothes, you’re more likely to work harder & come away from your session feeling positive & energised!

We have a fantastic range of maternity activewear, all designed to be comfy, breathable & to grow with your changing body.

Browse the full maternity sportswear collection online today.

Pregnancy Cravings: Celebrity Mamas & Their Weird Food Wishes

Craving something strange? You’re not alone! Apparently, around 2/3 of mums-to-be will experience strong pregnancy cravings throughout their 9 months. These cravings can be so strange that they make others feel unwell and so strong that you’d be willing to go to great lengths to satisfy them – waking up your other half in the middle of the night to make you a mayonnaise and vinegar sandwich is nothing!

We recently came across this great list on Sheknows.com of the top 10 most commonly reported pregnancy cravings, and it got us wondering about what our favourite celebrities craved when they were pregnant…


Jessica Alba

Jessica loves our Grey Luxe Skinny Maternity Jeans

Currently expecting baby number 3, Jessica had a thing for watermelon during her second pregnancy. She explained to Latina: “Sometimes you can’t get a food out of your mind. I could always eat watermelon. With Honor, I loved fruit, too. It’s a decent craving… You still eat cheeseburgers and pickles — you just want watermelon really bad. I don’t deprive myself of anything. I eat whatever.”


Whitney Port

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New mama Whitney welcomed her first baby in July, but before she did, she shared a few of her top pregnancy cravings on her blog:  ‘So, I haven’t really had those TYPICAL cravings like needing to dip pickles in ice cream. But there are a few things that got me through my first trimester and are continuing to be staples in my second.’ She listed all her must-haves, including tangerine Juice, chocolate milk, black olives, and roasted and salted pumpkin seeds among other things.


Mila Kunis talks pregnancy cravings – watch the video

Now a mum of 2, Mila shared her pregnancy cravings with Ellen back when she was expecting her daughter Wyatt. Mila was all about vinegar-based foods like pickles and sauerkraut – husband Ashton Kutcher even put together a special ‘cravings fridge’ for her, filled with the stuff!


The Duchess of Cambridge

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The Duchess of Cambridge managed to keep most of the details of her pregnancies away from the public eye. But as well as a penchant for Seraphine maternity dresses, she was reported to be craving Haribo sweets and a very specific spicy vegetarian curry from a shop in her home town Bucklebury.


Binky Felstead

Get Binky’s look: Grey Marl Roll Neck Maternity & Nursing Jumper

Made in Chelsea star Binky recently welcomed her first baby – a daughter India Elizabeth. While she was expecting she craved all sorts of naughty things. She revealed to OK! Magazine that she’d been craving ‘Lots of carbs! I can’t get enough of pizza, burgers, fish and chips – anything naughty!’


Gwen Stefani

Get Gwen’s Look: Faux Leather Panel Maternity Leggings & Black Maternity Shift Dress

Mama of 3 and Seraphine maternity clothes fan Gwen Stefani apparently craved fiery foods like chillies, and even carried a little bottle of Tabasco sauce around in her hand bag just in case!


If you’re having strange pregnancy cravings, don’t forget to check if it’s safe to eat during pregnancy – check out The Babble Out’s list of the top foods to enjoy & to avoid when you’re expecting.


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