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Emily Procter ‘Grateful’ to Experience Pregnancy

09/24/2010 at 04:00 PM ET
Rene Macura/Palmer’s/AP

How much does Emily Procter love being pregnant?

“I started crying the other day just thinking that the baby is going to leave me soon!” says Procter about her first child — she’s keeping the sex a secret — with her boyfriend, musician Paul Bryan.

“You have this relationship with this person in your belly and it’s really amazing.”

Procter, 41, is enjoying finally feeling her baby move.

“It’s really fun at night, because I can see the baby kicking,” says Procter, who is the new face for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula stretch mark products.

“I can feel the knee or the foot. The baby is starting to get heavy, and it’s a really incredible feeling. I’m so grateful I get to experience this.”

And how does she feel about her changing body? “There’s not a stretch mark!” says Procter, who uses Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter on her belly in the morning and the Skin Therapy Oil at night.

Rene Macura/Palmer’s/AP

The actress, who has gained 20 lbs. so far, is keeping active walking, swimming and taking a hip hop dance class once a week.

“It’s hilarious!” she says about her dance class. “But I feel really good. I would love to tell you that I don’t worry about losing the weight after the baby is born, but I do try to think before I eat. The first cookie? Definitely! But I try to think about if I really want to do the extra sit-ups before I eat the second one.”

Procter and Bryan have already agreed on a name for the baby, due in December. “We’re naming it after one of my grandparents,” she says. And as for the nursery? Although it’s not quite ready yet, they’re keeping it gender neutral in soothing green colors.

The birth plan is also not locked in place. “It’s one of those things where I’m trying not to be nervous and see what happens,” says Procter.

“I was leaving work the other day and as I was saying goodbye to [CSI: Miami costar] Eva LaRue, she said, ‘Emily, you’re having a baby!’ And all of a sudden it hit me and yes, I got nervous! So I went home and signed up for CPR! But I try not to get stressed about it. I’m probably going to have this experience only once, so I’m just so thankful.”

Rene Macura/Palmer’s/AP

– Ulrica Wihlborg

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MJ on

Why oh why do people think that is beautiful? Please please keep it covered up.

A. on

Awwww, I love baby bellies! She looks great! :-)

TB on

I am so very happy for her. She is a wonderful actress. Congrats!!

TM on

I always think that pregnant women look so beautiful, and I love to see uncovered baby bellies! Congrats Emily!

Stephanie on

Congrats to Emily and Paul! She’s positively radiant and I’m so happy for her! I’ve enjoyed watching her on CSI: Miami over the years.

Lisa on

She doesn’t have any stretch marks b/c she hasn’t reached full term yet. I used Palmers cocoa butter since I was 16 yrs old on my entire body. When I became preg at age 28 I used extra on my belly and I used the butter and stretch mark stuff. I thought I was “prepping my skin”, so to say. In my 9th month I got ton’s of stretch marks. So much for all my time, energy and money wasted waxing my belly everynight my whole life. Needless to say, I don’t use the stuff anymore.

Katy on

How is that not beautiful?!!! I have no clue who she is but she looks AMAZING!

Sheena on

MJ – Keep your nastiness to yourself. You are obviously a shallow human being. It IS beautiful! I’m planning to get pregnant in about 8 months and I can’t wait! I hope I look as great as she does when the time comes!

Still Life in Southeast Asia on

She is radiant and gorgeous. I’m happy that she’s not ashamed of her baby belly.

CMS on

She’s a beautiful woman, and I wish her a happy and healthy pregnancy. It’s awesome that she is taking a hip-hop class!

I do want to point out, though, that I find a little annoying that she emphasizes that she has no stretch marks, and then the article says that Emily uses a product (that she endorses) every day, implying some sort of cause-and-effect. Scientific studies have established that lotions do not prevent stretch marks!! This is just anecdotal evidence, but I had no stretch marks during or after my pregnancy, and I didn’t use any special lotions or creams. It’s genetics more than anything.

Also, I have to point out that she is only six or seven months pregnant — women can get much, much bigger in those last few months. She may one day regret making the “look ma, no stretch marks!” comment in print. :)

anon on

Stretch marks are HIGHLY attributable to genetics, so even if you slather on all the cocoa butter in the world, there is zero guarantee that you’ll escape them. Emily looks beautiful and happy!

Maureen on

@MJ I’m guessing that you are a guy who has very specific and archaic ideas on what is beautiful, or a woman who has never been pregnant. That is beautiful because its the miracle of life! Look at her face, she is glowing! Beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder, it is something transcendent. Something that can only be seen by someone who is truly looking for real beauty.

Kate on

You’re right, Lisa. Once she hits full term there will be plenty of stretch marks! Her skin is the kind that will be susceptible to them.

jessicad on

Aw, she looks gorgeous! I love the pregnant belly and think they are so beautiful. I have a ton from my pregnancy and half of them are nudes, there is something very sexy about it in my opinion. :)

MJ, so classy of you to attack a pregnant woman on BABY website.

Julie on

A mother carrying a child is one of THE most beautiful and amazing things — belly included. I love love love to see it and think of the sweet little baby curled up and comfy, kept safe by his (or her) mama.

Denise on

Congratulations Emily, you look so beautiful. Best Wishes to you and to your boyfriend. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.

leslie on

I love emily- I loved her so so much on the West Wing in one of my fav episodes called “In This White House”- I wish they would have used her more cuz she had such a different dynamic to her acting and character-but so glad CSI Miami grabbed her up-she’s wonderful and so darlin’ pregnant!!!!

donna on

No i’m afraid MJ is entitled to their opinion; I also agree that this should be an extremely personal thing to be exposing. Yes, pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but no need to thrust it in everyones face.

Mia on

I am really fair like that and I dont have them, I had 2 9 lb babies and am a size 2. It just depends but I do think it is good to try to prevent them, I am sure it helps. It really doesn’t matter once that baby gets here it is all worth it, weight gain, stretch marks whatever. I love how proud she is of her belly. It is a beautiful blessing to be carrying around your child, go ahead show it off!

TR on

Gosh, how did I miss she’s pregnant? I’m always “up” on who is pregnant but had no idea Emily is. Congrats!!!

tink1217 on

baby bellies are beautiful!! She looks amazing too! I believe stretch marks are very much genetic but also the elasticity of your skin too. My mother and grandmother both got away with no stretch marks…I have a ton!! But…they are a badge I wear proudly!!!

warriormother on

I had 3 children and my husband thought I became more beautiful every day of each pregnancy. There is nothing more gorgeous than a pregnant woman and nothing more beautiful than a man more in love with his wife/partner/spouse every day because she is carrying his child. If this cannot be appreciated (MJ) then you are indeed a very shallow individual.

susan conley on

She looks great.

Stephanie Wood on

I think Emily looks beautiful, her happiness is overflowing!

Being able to carry a child is a miracle that not every woman gets to experience, Baby Bellies are a gift. I have 5 Sons and plenty o’ stretchmarks, no amount of Palmers was going to help me, lol. I call them Badges of Honour. ;-)

Doolie39 on

She looks radiant. I always thought baby bellys were beautiful, too. I was in Hawaii while pregnant with my third and fourth babies, and wore a bikini the entire time. While walking the beach one day an older lady walked right up to me and said “You should cover up your belly, you are going to to sunburn your baby!” I still smile to this day.

Kelly on

She’s gorgeous and I’m happy for her. But as for the stretch mark cream- I never used any at all with my first child & I have no stretch marks, so I don’t know if there is all that much to using that stuff or not.

Ashley on

If you have a problem with exposed pregnant bellies, LOOK AWAY. Close the window! Don’t bring her down by making her feel awful. It’s not your decision. Not to mention she’s a SPOKESPERSON for something to prevent stretchmarks, and where is the number one place stretchmarks form and are seen?! THE BELLY! Get over yourselves. She’s beautiful and to be 41 and have that experience more power to her, let her do whatever she wants. To be honest, I felt better about the way I looked when I was pregnant both times than when I’m not pregnant. Good for her!

Dinah on

Really, it is not a pretty sight. I love Emily’s work and she seems like a wonderful person, but some things are best left private and this is one of them. Wish her and her boyfriend the best and hope they enjoy being parents.

Kellie on

She is radiant!

Carrie on

She looks wonderful and their is nothing wrong with a pregnant woman looks however I agree with MJ and Donna, it is a private occurance and I see no reason to stick it out there for everyone to see. Public breastfeeding is the same thing; there is no problem with it as long as it is done tastefully (meaning covered up in public)!

rdavis on

yuk. keep it to yourself. pregnancy is beautiful, but that veiny bulge is not. We live in such an ego filled narcissitic culture.

Kasee on

Really, people? You come to a “Mothers and Babies” website and then click on this story and then say she is “thrusting” her belly in your face? Sure, you have a right to think it’s unattractive, but really all that’s necessary is to close this story and move on. I don’t think you’ll be traumatized from the 10 seconds that you saw it, and like someone else said it’d be interesting to advertise a product meant to prevent stretch marks by featuring a woman that was entirely covered!

Maureen on

Your boobs are also “private” but many women have no problems baring everything but the nipple. If she was not pregnant and wearing a bikini those same people who say to hide the beautiful pregnant belly would be saying how hot she is. Just because she’s not stick skinny does not mean she has to hide her body.

BG on

To experience pregnancy and the miracle of birth is incredible. I am so happy for her.

tammy on

The skin on her belly looks so thin now, she will have stretch marks by the end. And she lied about how much weight, she looks more than 20 lbs.

Anonymous on

Stretch marks can show up even AFTER giving birth! It’s important that skin is well hydrated (water, creams), but GENES have just as much or MORE to do with it!

Bringing a life into the world is a true miracle and a joy for women who experience it wholeheartedly. It’s beautiful, truly.

Titus77 on

@MJ Get over yourself! Emily is the picture of radiant motherhood. A pregnant belly is one of the most beautiful things in the universe.

K on

People, stretch marks are an inherited trait…There’s no amount of lotion in the world that will take those away!…Except cosmetic surgery…:)

Niki on

She looks incredible. To the comment why do woman show their bellies. Because it’s the most beautiful part of life, a woman’s belly with life inside! Life doesn’t get much more pure then that.

susie on

That skin is going to have marks – you can see them forming……

Beautee on

She looks absolutely radiant. I too used Cocoa butter and after many, many kids later, I don’t have one stretch mark and I gained triple what she has!!! Not all women are destined to get stretch marks and Cocoa butter may just be a myth. I swear negative SINGLE women work my nerves, that’s why you’re single and divorced now!!!

Taylor on

You have got to be kidding me.

It’s her stomach. Do you bitch and moan when you see a female celebrity on the beach in a bikini? If not, there’s no reason to be dramatic over nothing. She’s pregnant not disease ridden. There is nothing in this photo that she must “keep to herself”. When she comes out with another photo where she’s topless and her crotch is in your face, then you can complain.

Also, to the person who said she’s lying about the amount of weight gained, please tell me how you know this is true. Pregnancy weight is dispersed through the body in different ways depending on each and every woman. Considering she’s not due until December, I’d say her weight is right on target and there’s no lying about that.

d on

Who cares about a few stretch marks?? Especially over 40… you’re not 21 hitting the beaches anymore.

She looks great and she’ll forget about stretch marks as soon as she meets her baby.

dee on

She looks great and at least she kept her boobs and bottom covered.

dee on

Good thing her name isn’t Bristol or these same people would be blasting her for having a child with her boyfriend.

ali on

OMG! she’s so lucky not to have a single stretch mark. I used everything possible to avoid them and I have millions . I’m happy for her she is bringing a little life into the world.

victoria on

omg i hit 37th week pregannt and I GOT STRECH MARKS.. I thought i was gonna be one of the lucky ones! HA ya right! lol oh well i got three handsome little boys to show for it!

JoJo on

Good luck with that! I thought I was lucky & didn’t get stretch marks, turns out they were at the very bottom of my belly where I couldn’t see. lol

RL on

I used Palmer’s Cocoa butter every day during my pregnancy with twins. I did not get one stretch mark and all of my sister’s have them. Emily Proctor is beautiful and my wish for her is a healthy, happy baby.

sullyjo on

Wow. i think she looks great. and i agree with the posters about how beautiful a baby belly is–hello? why did you click on this article knowing it was going to be about baby stuff. people are so ignorant and if making fun of or saying ‘yuk’ about pics of a gorgeous woman make you feel better about yourselves, well then, have at it. all i can say is, insecure much? maybe you didn’t look that good while preggers?? i didn’t think so….she is so happy, she radiates joy and it’s not just the cocoa butter!!

you go, emily!

Anonymous on

she is definitely having a girl…yes she is still pretty but that baby is definitely sucking away some of her beauty for herself.

PS on

Aww such a glowing woman who will make a great mom! However, she’s still got 3 months to go for those stretch marks. I didn’t have any until the last week and they are a trophy for mommyhood!

kristin on

Lisa, you cant blame a product for you getting stretch marks, it has nothing to do with how you treat your skin your entire life or during your pregnancy, it just happens to people. if you look it up, stretch marks are mainly hereditary or from gaining too much weight too quickly during a pregnancy. i have plenty of friends who have never gotten a stretch mark and myself, currently in my last few weeks of my first pregnancy have none either. it just happens! there are treatments you can use for after but its not going to do any good during.

Showbizmom on

I hope MJ is kidding, about keeping a pregnant belly covered up. That comment say’s a whole lot about the kind of person you are, and it’s sad, so very sad…….

tanya on

She looks beautiful. So happy for her.

TM on

My daughter was 8lbs, 14 oz, and a week-and-a-half late, 35 lbs, all up front. No stretch marks. No special lotion. My thighs have gotten stretch marks over the years, but not my belly. Don’t think my mom or any of my sisters have belly stretch marks, either. In other words, you just don’t know, for you ladies saying, “Wait’ll she hits 9 months.”

LaQueena on

Watch out, I didn’t get stretch marks until the last week of pregnancy, but brother, they are here to stay.

meghan on

Well, dee, maybe nobody cares because she is 40 with a stable life and income and not a stupid 17 year old who wasn’t even out of HS yet.

proudmom on

What is all this “It should be kept private” crap? You’re acting like pregnancy is in the same category as posing nude or her spreading her legs. For goodness sake, she is HAVING A BABY, not modeling for Playboy…shut up and read a different article if you don’t like it. Sorry to be rude but that’s just obnoxious.

J on

So glad it’s fall and people are covering up. The bare six pack abs, bikinis, pregnant bellies, cover your bellies EVERYONE.

tillie on

Great news, i am really happy for her

mom of two on

To MJ and Donna :) You do realize that this is a baby site! That people on this site enjoy reading and looking at babies and pregnant woman. That the photo that she is in is probably for another baby magazine. AND she is certainly not shoving it your face! You two choose to be on this site and to read farther on this article. Why do you feel like SHOVING your negativity on to the rest of us???

Anyways I’m happy Emily is going to have a baby. She’s beautiful!

Ashley on

I think Emily is beautiful, belly and all. She is an amazing actress and I know she will be a wonderful mother. Congratulations to her and her boyfriend and I can’t wait to see their baby

Jo on

Donna, you’re right: you & MJ ARE entitled to your opinions.

However, for future reference, the same freedom that allows you to express your views, also allows you to click the little black “x” in the top right corner of your computer screen.

Heather on

-She looks beautiful! I would have never thought she was 41. I don’t know why people get so upset over pregnant women “exposing” their bellys. It is like the people who get bent out of shape over nursing in public, but don’t mind boobs being used to sell every product under the sun. That is what they were actually made for. Excited to find out if its a boy or girl.

Sarah on

Not everyone gets stretch marks during pregnancy. I didn’t, and I carried to full term. She looks FABULOUS!!! GO MAMA

Cec on

All of you need to be quiet, she looks good period.

Jennie Rucker on

Congrats Emily !! I think you look truly amazing !!

Elisabeth on

It is September and the baby is due in December…might want to stop the “no stretch mark” line. Those last four weeks have the baby growing a pound a week…that’s when mine finally came.

mome2*3girls on

I think she is beautiful. I have 3 beautiful girls and i did photoshoots like this with all 3. We love the photos and they are very tasteful. Showing your beautiful belly growing with the sweetness of a baby is no where shameful to show. Look at what some girls wear these days! And you think this is bad. Wrong. The people complaing are probley some old sacks sitting at home overweight, munching on a bacg of chips with no children. If they did they would realize this is beautiful. Congrats to Emily!

Amanda on

there is always something for you hens to be cluckin about.
she’s preggo- her belly is veiny and not the prettiest preggo belly, there were plenty of them before her and there will be plenty after…. move on!
cluck on cluckers. :)

Tawana on

Emily, congrats to you and Paul you look great and I’m so happy for you, because you really deserve it, you’re truly blessed.

Mia on

CONGRATS TO EMILY and her boyfriend, and I wish her a happy and healthy pregnancy. Kudos to her for not being ashamed of her baby belly. Nurturing and bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful thing, and it should be celebrated, not hidden. I’m so excited for Emily that she’s fulfilling her wish to be a mother. She looks absolutely radiant … it’s hard to believe that she’s 41! I can only hope to look that good when I have a bun in the oven. In fact, I pray I look as beautiful as Emily when I’m in my 40′s, whether or not I’m expecting!

Ellea on

Her belly looks gross. Tranluscent and blotchy I think pregnancy and giving birth is a beautiful concept but the reality isn’t pretty. Sorrrry.

Crystal on

MJ, pregnant women are beautiful and no woman who is expecting should keep herself covered up! So you think pregnant women are disgusting and ugly do you? Your comment just shows your ignorance, stupidity, and that you have an IQ of zero. So you think women should be ashamed to be mothers? Your clearly VERY screwed up in the head.

fuzibuni on

I don’t have a problem with people taking artistic photos of their baby bellies…

but I think it’s a bit off to pimp out your unborn child for a cocoa butter advertisement.

Kyser on

Does anyone know whether her pregnancy will be in CSI: Miami? Are her and Delko going to have a baby?

Vanessa on

I am due in 2 weeks and am also not looking forward to losing the baby belly and the amazing feeling that I have while this little one continues to grow and live inside me! I did NOT do exposed belly shots! Yikes!

Vanessa on

Wow… Amanda… do you just look for places to go and spread your particular brand of sunshine?

Congratulations to Emily and Paul. I am so, so very happy for Emily and she looks so gorgeous in those photos… pregnancy definitely agrees with her!

Krissy on

She looks absolutely lovely and to anyone who says differently you are jealous. Why hate on someone just because she looks better and is happier than you. Congrats to her and I hope she has a beautiful healthy baby.

Jean on

I have to say that I am completely shocked. Tammy – how dare you call Emily a liar! What on earth is wrong with you? You don’t personally know her, know how much she weighed before she was pregnant, nor do you or any of the rest of us know how much she weighs now. What has Emily ever done to you? That was totally uncalled for, you are out of line and owe Emily an apology. Perhaps next time you will think before you make a statement that you do not know is fact. To MJ and the rest of you that posted negative comments: if you don’t have something nice to say, then keep your comments to yourself. You wouldn’t say it to Emily’s face, would you? You don’t even know her. Yes, you have the right to your opinion, but there is absolutely no reason to be mean and hurtful, just keep your negative comments to yourself.

aimee on

I don’t know if this is true but I heard the reason most celebs don’t get stretchmarks is because they get induced early. Either way, she looks fabulous though!

Jean on

Congratulations, Emily – I wish you all the best and you look absolutely gorgeous!

Jean on

The pregnancy will not be written in to CSI Miami. Apparently, they felt the pregnancy would be too abrupt, since the beginning of the new season does not start until October 3rd and Emily is already 7 months pregnant.

CelebBabyLover on

Vanessa- I think you may have mis-interpreted Amanda’s comment. I think all she was trying to say is this: Emily’s belly might look veiny and such….but that’s not gross. It’s called being pregnant! :) I really don’t think she meant to critcize Emily’s appearence at all!

Dee- To be fair, Bristol was also a teenager when she got pregnant, so I can understand the criticism there.

Heather- My sentiments exactly! Pregnancy is beautiful, and I’ll never understand why so many people have such a problem with pregnant women showing off their bellies! I mean, really, what’s so bad about bellies? Also, when you think of it, the belly itself is very beautiful and symbolic, because it’s where we were once connected to our own mothers. :)

Since other people have mentioned it, I feel the same way in regards to a lot of people taking issue with women who nurse in public without covering up first. I don’t cover up when I’m eating my dinner, and I’m sure none of you do, either. So why should a baby be required to? Unfourtnately, plan and simple, I think the problem is that, as a whole, we are WAY too up-tight about nudity and have WAY oversexualized breasts here in the U.S. (not to mention nudity in general, actually!).

Jill on

I have always been a fan of hers. I think she looks great and it is amazing that she feels comfortable to do these photos and share them with the public. I know I couldn’t.

Now…..where in the article does it say she will NEVER have a stretchmark? All I see her saying is she doesn’t have them now. And the comment that probably irks me the most is when someone says, “she’s beautiful and if you don’t think so you are jealous. why hate on someone.” ARGH!! Not thinking this photo is beautiful does not equal a jealous person. And posting your opinion doesn’t equal hating.

Mary on

For gods sake, this is a PREGNANCY and BABY website, hence big bellies and cute babies are part of the package. To all of the disgusted readers…seriously??? The pics of Emily Proctor were from the stretch mark cream photo shoot. What did you expect them to shoot…her knees instead?

I wouldn’t wear belly exposing shirts in my day-to-day life, but I proudly wore my bikini in my 3rd trimester while on vacation during both pregnancies.

I didn’t have any stretch marks with my first baby. With my second pregnancy, those stretch marks popped on the DAY of delivery!!

Siobhan on

Pregnant women are gorgeous, and she looks great!! I wouldn’t have used the same product on my pregnant belly though, as it’s full of chemicals. I used pure almond oil and pure cocoa butter instead, and didn’t get any stretchmarks, despite my belly being enormous.

Nikki on

Sometimes I think people say controversial things just to be controversial. Who cares how much weight she gained or what her belly looks like? She is a happy expectant mother and that was supposed to be the whole point of the article. No need to attack her for her endorsement, her so called “blotchy” belly or her weight gain.

arina on

Igave birth to 3 10-pounders :) in 8 years. Never had stretchmarks because of pregnancy. Never used anything on my belly. However, I have tons of stretchmarks form gaining/losing weight. You never know.

Maria on

She looks so amazing! To me she’s glowing, and she looks so very happy! To me that’s what pregnancy should be about. She looks happy, and IS happy. Could anyone ask for anything better?

As for the belly things and stretch marks, come on! She’s pregnant! Gaining weight is normal, stretch marks are normal, and it’s a part of being pregnant. And she doesn’t even have them yet. She might have them, she might not. All we know is that she doesn’t have them now.

I’m a huge fan of Emily, and she’s really glowing. She looks so happy and even more beautiful now than I’ve seen her in a long time! She deserves it!

Diane on

Back in my day we didn’t show our belly but I wish my day was now. I think its awesome. Emily looks radiant and glowing. With this photo she will be able to show her child how they were one. Kudos to you!

Shelby on

Sheena, keep YOUR opinions to yourself about those who don’t get all gooey and stupid over pregnant bellies. Babies are a gift from God, but not everyone thinks a huge, distended belly is beautiful. Get over yourself.

Sami on

why did she ruin her face?

Lola Marie on

She is so sweet…looks absolutely beautiful too…Congrats Emily…best wishes!!

Tifany on

Stretch marks are hereditary. Those lotions do not prevent them, you are genetically predisposed to getting them or not.

meghan on

Beautifully said Diane!

Laney on

Emily looks beautiful! I totally think she’s having a girl and I also like that she plans on using a family name for the baby. It’s nice that she isn’t naming him/her something crazy like Miller Lyte or Petal Blossom Rainbow or anything along those lines.

No problems with her showing off her belly.

I’m so happy for her.

Brianne on

Shelby, babies are not a ‘gift from God’, they are made by a man and a woman.

Sandy on

I DIDN’T have one stretch mark thru both my pregnancy’s and I didn’t use any anti stretch mark creams or lotions! You either GET them or DON’T.
She looks great.

Rye on

Is that cream safe for the baby? Can it be absorbed?

analeigh on

She looks happy and that’s what maters, no, stretch marks, showing belly etc. I’m happy for her because she finally got her wish :). Hope everything turns out amazing for her and Paul, ’cause she definitely deserves all the happiness in the world :)

Feli on

she really looks great :) beautiful belly! but what happened to her face? she looks so different. is it the pregnancy or… I don’t know.

Laura Baran on

Congrulations to Emily and Paul,
I am so happy for you guys. It probably feels good to feel the baby move and you are close to have your baby with Paul. Is Paul nervous about becoming a daddy.

jlove_taylor on

Somebody please tell her the stretch marks come after the birth when the baby. Your skin basically deflates.. I have had two kids and NO belly stretch marks. Unfortunately my boobs weren’t as lucky:)..they were huge on my 4’11 frame. If I got implants guess they would be minimized but when i look in the mirror I remember nursing both my girls .. So I wear them with honor. Congrats new Mommy…

hannahsmom on

Wow she is a lot bigger than me and I’m due in November. If it weren’t for the back pain that comes along with it I would actually wish I were bigger.

aq on

Stretch marks are hereditary and no amount of lotion will stop them from appearing. I was full of them 5 months in, and I did not even gain that much weight. It was all from the baby belly. I’m super envious on women who don’t get one mark at all. Congrats to Emily & Husband for their baby.

jessicad on

Shelby, what would God think of you saying the belly that precious gift creates is huge, distended, not beautiful, and you hurting the feelings of many women who have been pregnant?

Joann on

I loved being pregnant in the 70′s but wore pretty maternity outfits and would never have exposed my belly or nursing breasts to the public, so why now is it considered beautiful because to me it just looks like a pot belly with a baby in it. Keep it private between family and not to the public and that is my opinion. Women with stretch marks would not be filmed in the celebrity world.

jo on

mj is not shallow she is just giving her opinion … i think the outfit is not appropriate looks like she is trying too hard to show it and colour difference to face makes her stomach look unattractive …but i know the excitement of pregnancy been there 3 times i just think famous people go on about it too much ,i mean there bodies and when the baby is born they spend minimum time with baby …

angelbaby33 on

doolie39- ha ha ha at the lady who said that you would sunburn your baby by exposing your baby belly!! What a silly comment to make. I wonder if she REALLY thought that it could happen or she was just making a point to address her problem with it? I always wonder what makes people say something stupid outloud instead of smiling and just walking away! :)

Kat on

Because we are less inhibited than we were in the 70′s and realize that the miracle of life is indeed beautiful, and not just a distended or pot belly. Geez, get over yourselves. Don’t look if you don’t like it. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with discreetly nursing a baby in public. Lighten up and enjoy the beauty of life.

Mia on

I had 2 babies, 13 months apart, nearly 20 years ago starting at age 24 and I didn’t get any stretch marks at all, anywhere, and my babies were 7lbs 110z and 8lbs 13oz, respectively…I have used a lot of body lotion every day since I was 16 years old after showering or bathing and I SWEAR that helped me then and now. My mother had 3 big babies starting at age 19 and she had loads of stretch marks, so I don’t think it is just genetics alone. Maybe just luck, really – not that stretch marks are anything to be ashamed of! They’re really a badge of honor…Carrying and giving birth to happy, healthy children is a privilege!

Cici on

Jean, shut up! I hate women who want other women to be little clones of fake niceness. You’re a negative person but you celebrate celebrity. You WOULD say something mean to someone’s face but not to Emily because she’s rich and better than you. Personally your kind makes me sick with all the fake niceness on these sites when you are trolls in real life.

And yeah usually baby bumps are cute but her skin looks ready to tear open and that’s not attractive. I’d think the same thing if it was my stomach.

Plus she’s pimping out her kid before it’s even born so let’s not pretend she has such precious feelings. She is hoping some stupid women will read this and run out and buy that stuff to avoid stretch marks even though it’s mostly genetics.

mel on

Emily proctor plays on CSI:Miami on CBS….she plays detective Calleigh Duquesne on that show and she is a beautiful woman…

mel on

Brianne, i beg to differ that babies are not a gift from god…my fiance wasn’t supposed to be able to have kids because of what happened to him when he was six and now i’m pregnant…so i have to strongly disagree with you that babies are not a gift from god!

meghan on

Sami, she didn’t “ruin her face”. She is fuller in the face because of the pregnancy. That is normal for some women, no matter how much–or little–weight they gain.

meghan on

Also, a lot of these posts seem to imply that Emily walks around with her belly hanging out all the time, obviously she’s dressed like this for the commercial. There was a pic of her about two weeks ago on this site and she was wearing a lovely maternity outfit, I doubt she would pose like this if she hadn’t been asked by the Palmer’s Company. She looks radiant. People’s hangups are incredible.

Rene on

Why is it that SOMEONE always has to say something negative. MJ..get a grip pregnancy is beautiful, its the beginning of life, and only a truly amazing human being can do it. She does look great, especially for having a baby at 41. Why should we keep a pregnant belly covered up, we let our breast, ass, stomach, legs..you name it its hanging out. I would rather see mother nature at work verse fake silicone boobs..but thats just me. And as for the stretchmarks, they are either genetic, or if you gain too much weight too fast or lose weight to fast. She has gained 20 lbs, and she is what 2 and a half months away from delivery, if she keeps her weight steady she should look great. And if so what if you get a stretch mark or too, big deal? If you lose the pregnancy weight the stretchmarks look like clear/shiny lines.
*Anyways I think she looks great congrats, all pregnancy’s are a blessing, and an amazing experience!

Misty on

I used both of the products they mention in the article, but I also always took care of my skin before I was pregnant. I used the lotion and the oil more because my skin felt so dry and itchy than to prevent stretch marks. I didn’t get a single stretch mark on my belly where I used those products. I did however get them on the front of my upper thighs. They didn’t appear though until after I had my child.

RubyinEngland on

I said it in the last post about Emily and I’ll say it again. What the FECK has she done to her face??? And no it’s not pregnancy related weight spread/nose spread. She has clearly had a nose job, lip ‘enhancement’ and botox at the very least.

Her bump looks great btw. I only wish she had held a similarly holistic and natural view of her originally stunning face.

emilyc on

oh my, what is wrong with some people? Do you feel the same way about women in Bikinis or do you just not want to see a prego. belly?

cherry on

Emily, you look beautiful, I always admire you on CSI Miami, we are both same age, and I was happy for you when you announced you were pregnant. I have two kids and don’t have any stretch mark, I never used any product to remove any marks – I guess that I am one of the lucky ones – my doctor always admire my stomach (so clean) My point is that she may not get any stretch mark. Whether or not she gets them – we won’t be seeing any belly on CSI Miami. ha ha…..Keep safe and God’s richest blessings to you and your baby.

soph on

All of you that are saying the negative nellies need to quiet down and shut up are WORSE than they are. Enjoy your gigantic-ness all you want but quit telling other they aren’t allowed to say they think pregnant stomachs are ugly.

CelebBabyLover on

soph- It’s fine if you think pregnant bellies are unattractive. What I take issue with (and I imagine this is what the other people who have told the “negative nellies” to shut up take issue with is well) is the way most of the people who have said they don’t care for pregnant bellies are choosing to express that opinion.

I mean, calling a pregnant woman’s stomach ugly (or worse yet, referring to it as “distended”, “veiny”, a “pot-belly with a baby in it” or “gross”) isn’t simply voicing an opinion. It’s being rude and hurtful, plain and simple. Think about it this way? How would YOU feel if YOU were pregnant and people said those things about YOUR pregnant belly? I’ll bet you wouldn’t like it one bit! Well, other women don’t like it either!

A simple, “I don’t think pregnant bellies are that attractive,” would be a much better way to voice your opinion. :)

cj on

I think she looks fabulous, and the glow is great! And it probably won’t be the only time…I had my first at 41, and discovered I loved motherhood so much I had another 2 years later. They are great friends, and are now 15 and 13. Have fun, and enjoy every moment of the pregnancy, and then the life that follows!

annie on

I agree, she has definitely had botox and fillers around her mouth. It has ruined a beautiful face. I can’t even watch her on CSI anymore I am so distracted by her weird facial appearance.

Deyse on

Oh Gosh, this baby is kind of, just coming up! She’s so pretty, I love this woman. She’ll be the best mom

Eileen on

@ MJ- Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful things in the world and its a very special gift to be able to experience. I’m currently expecting my 2nd baby due in mid Jan 2011, and I love being pregnant its the most amazing experience of my life.

Best of luck to Emily on the up coming arrival of her baby, she looks beautiful and has that beautiful glow that expecting mothers get.

Mary on

Emily looks beautiful but as for stretch marks, I don’t know if it’s genetic. I have an identical twin sister, we both had 9lb boys. She is full of stretch marks and I didn’t get a single one..Hmmmm

Cat on

Emily looks absolutely gourgeous, I think she is having a girl, that baby is lucky to be born from such an amazing person, so joyful and with great sense of humor, I’m so happy for her… Congrats Emily, God bless you and your bundle of joy…

KH on

She looks beautiful. The first comment about keeping your pg belly covered is just silly.

I didn’t get stretch marks with my first pregnancy until I was about 36 weeks along. I don’t know if I product can keep you from getting stretch marks. I think it’s just inevitable. What you get in return is well worth it.

erika young on

OMG all these comments including mine. Emily procter is only showing her beautiful belly for a commerical, sje is not running around with her belly hanging out! Emily is a real classy lady and soon to be mom. She has a beautiful personality and smile. Which she is a major star, but still treats evrybody with love and respect and does not let her success go to her head. I think emily procter is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Despite the fact she may have used botox in the pass, I do not think she will do that again. Because she is naturally beautiful. So good emily, I hope and pray you have a healthy beautiful baby.

Suzanne on

I think she looks great. Not a fan of showing the belly, but oh well, to each their own. Just trying to figure out how she did all the stunts in the latest episode, being 9 months pregnant or did they film it before she got preggo??

And stretch marks are not prevented with lotion and are not hereditary. Some people just get them and some do not. I gained 75 pounds with my one and only child (at 35) and used NO lotion and have NO stretch marks. However, my mother had two children before she was 30, using cocoa butter lotion, and got fancy stretch marks with both pregnancies.

Good for her marketing the lotion though, that’s gotta be nice for them to have a celebrity endorsement. :)

justme on

She is beautiful, just a terrible actress.

Amanda T on

I love Emily Procter and I think she looks soo cute pregnant. For those of you who dont like it, I guess you are entitled to your own opinion, but why are you on this site in the first place? I mean hello look at something else if its so bad you have to make negative comments about it.

Crystal M on

RubyinEngland- I can’t say 100% that Emily has never had Botox or Collagen injections but I can tell you that my face did exactly the same thing when I was pregnant with my first two children. People also accused me of getting my lips and nose done, until they saw me a week after the deliveries and everything was the same size again, well…everything but my butt and belly!

Anonymous on

@ MJ Maybe YOU should question why you think it is ugly?

Nicole on

Did Emily Procter have her baby yet? I heard she was due around Christmas time…nothing has been posted on the birth of her baby.

BJ on

My husband thinks she’s a doll. I wonder what he’ll think of her after seeing these disgusting pics. I agree. Cover it up.

Donna R on

I prefer not to view the tummy of a pregnant women; these days though it’s common. I find the body hugging fashions offensive and I get embarrassed for the women wearing it. That’s just me. I think it’s personal and private. But these days no one seems to have any modesty. The again I find it grotesque to have to look at feminine pads set up on stages or flying around the TV screen . . . pretty soon they are gonna display “used” to show the authentic absorption power of each napkin. Thank you very much.

Deed on

Emily is hot, beautiful & a great actress………there is a but, she has a I’m having a baby glow, but I also wish, just for the show, can’t she & Eric STAY together??? I love them as a couple. They don’t need to focus every second on them, it can be as nochalant as Danny & Montana who had a baby. You dont see every show about them just because they are a couple. Get Calleigh & Eric back together! Please??!!

PJ on

I had no idea who this woman was, but was mildly disturbed by the Palmer’s ad, so I did an internet search and found out she is an actress. Actress or not, I did NOT find it attractive to see that ad.

jess on

I just found this site and people should stop complaining keep mean opinions to yourself so what if she had her face done or not so what if she gets stretch marks or not we dont know if she will so what about gaining weight this site isnt to argue or b mean and im sure she spends as much as she can with her baby (to the person who said “they spend minimum time with the baby) family is very important to emily she loves har baby thats all that matters

Emily congradulations on your girl she is beautiful just like u she is lucky to have u as her mum im happy u got to have a baby and u look beautiful in the picture i dont know if u read all this but congradulations u look fantastic and i love csi miami

Delko's Gal on

To all of you haters you are entitled to your own opinion but keep it to yourself we don’t want to hear it. Emily I hope if you see this that you enjoyed your pregnancy and have fun she is growing up so fast! — :)

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