Minnie Driver on pregnancy advice and the fun of maternity shopping

04/22/2008 at 08:06 AM ET

Minniedriver5592_cbbMinnie Driver has received some good pregnancy advice — “Do your Kegels — They’re very useful pre- and post-birth!” — but recently shared that much of the knowledge she’s gleaned has come from friends and family rather than one of the numerous pregnancy tomes.

There’snot that many [books] that I’ve really enjoyed. There are acouple really beautiful ones that are fantastic, but I’ve listened to alot of stories from women and I think that’s been very helpful — frommy mother, my sister — that’s been good.

Although the 38-year-old expectant actress realizes that it’s a short nine months, Minnie revealed that she’svery much enjoyed purchasing herself a new wardrobe– a favorite store is Isabella Oliver, whose wrap dress she wore to arecent event.

It’sfun, even though you know it doesn’t have a very long shelf life. SinceI’ve been pregnant it’s my very favorite store, but I tryto be strategic in the stuff that I bought. I’m lucky because I’m tallso I can pull off the 12 extra pounds I’m carrying.

Minnie is due in August and awaits a delivery surprise.

Source: OK!

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chatty cricket on

I completely agree- before my daughter was born, I tried to read some of the books out there, but really only enjoyed The Girlfriend’s Guide because of all the humor. I was worried enough, I just wanted someone to tell me, “it’s like this, but it’s so wonderful.” As a result, I relied more on friends and my family to share stories about birth and about parenting. I’m on my third pregnancy now, and I still do. 😉

Minnie looks great!

k on

Thanks so much for the info on Minnie’s lovely dress!

Isabella Oliver on

We’re really pleased Minnie is enjoying putting together her maternity wardrobe and that she chose to include the Isabella Oliver Wrap Dress. Clothes shopping should always be one of life’s little luxuries. We also agree with Minnie that friends and family can be the most special (and honest!) sources of pregnancy advice. We think she looks absolutely stunning.

Warm Regards,
Isabella Oliver

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