Minnie's Advice to Expectant Moms


Apr. 21 2008, Published 11:09 a.m. ET

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Actress Minnie Driver, may be in the early stages of pregnancy, but it’s never too soon to get advice. The best tip she’s received so far?

“Do your Kegels,” she tells OK! at An Evening with The Riches at The Paley Center for Media this weekend. “They’re very useful pre- and post-birth.”

She says most of her advice comes from friends and family and not the large amount of pregnancy books on the market.

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“There’s not that many books that I’ve really enjoyed,” she says. “There are a couple really beautiful one that are fantastic, but I’ve listened to a lot of stories from women and I think that’s been very helpful – from my mother, my sister – that’s been good.”

Wearing an Isabella Oliver maternity dress to the panel discussion of the F/X show, Driver admits she is enjoying one aspect of pregnancy – the shopping!

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“It’s fun, even though you know it doesn’t have a very long shelf life,” she says. “Since I’ve been pregnant it’s my very favorite store, but I try to be strategic in the stuff that I bought. I’m lucky because I’m tall so I can pull of the 12 extra pounds I’m carrying.”

As for how Driver will be as a mother, her Riches co-star Todd Stashwick tells OK!: “Minnie is one of the most big-hearted women you’re ever going to meet, just generous and loving and she’s going to be a really good mommy.”

If the show gets picked up for a third season, Stashwick says her pregnancy is coming at a perfect time. “By the time that we would be shooting season three, the baby will be out and about and the world will never know that Dahlia Driver’s character was pregnant.”

By Jon Warech


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