Celebrity Baby Blog / Zoe Saldana

Zoë Saldana Opens Up About Her Twins’ NICU Experience: ‘My Husband and I Were at the Mercy of Our Nurses and Doctors’

09/30/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

Zoë Saldana knows what it takes to care for premature babies because she’s lived through it herself.

“When I was in the neonatal intensive care unit with my two sons, I became like every parent that was on that floor,” the actress, 37, tells PEOPLE. “My husband and I were at the mercy of our nurses and doctors — our children’s lives depended on their every move.”

Saldana’s own experience in the NICU with her twins Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio, now 10 months, inspired her to get involved with Brave Beginnings, a nonprofit that works to ensure hospitals have the life-saving equipment needed to help premature babies thrive.

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Zoë Saldana on Life with Twins: ‘We Have a Tribe’ We Turn to for Help

09/25/2015 at 09:30 PM ET

Forget squad goals — Zoë Saldana‘s about to give fellow busy moms some “tribe” goals.

The actress told PEOPLE at the launch party for Verizon’s Go90 entertainment platform in Beverly Hills on Thursday that she relies on family and friends when it comes to juggling her work life and her family life with 10-month-old twins Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio.

“We have a tribe,” she says, laughing. “Whenever we’re overwhelmed — and when you have twins, you get overwhelmed quite easily and really quickly — you just send out an SOS, man, and they will cancel. They will find a nanny for their kids. They’ll bring the kids, and then we end up kind of relaxing.”

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Zoë Saldana’s Advice on Getting Fit After Baby: ‘Be Easy on Yourself’

08/31/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

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Zoë Saldana knows all about body acceptance.

Shortly after welcoming her twin boys, Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio, last November, the Star Trek Beyond actress began documenting her trips to the gym on her Facebook and Instagram. At the end of July, Saldana posted a selfie that gave fans a peek at her impressive progress (and those enviable abs!).

It was a proud moment for Saldana, who, at that moment in particular, hoped to inspire first-time moms. “We are stronger when we stick together — wishing each other good, cheering each other along,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

When it comes to embarking on a fitness journey, Saldana stresses the importance of appreciating one’s current state.

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Zoë Saldana Shows Off Incredible Abs in Gym Selfie: ‘Mommies, We Can All Do It’

07/31/2015 at 09:30 AM ET

Zoë Saldana is nearing the end of her journey to return to her pre-baby physique, and she’s excited to show off all her hard work.

“Almost there! It’s been difficult but so rewarding. I feel strong,” Saldana, 37, wrote on Facebook, sharing a workout selfie. “All it takes is determination! Mommies we can all do it, damn it!!!”

In the picture, Saldana shows off her trim stomach just eight months after giving birth to twins.

The Star Trek Beyond star has been sharing progress reports from her fitness regimen through Facebook over the past few months. Between videos and inspirational anecdotes, Saldana encouraged fans to join her in getting into shape.

“Beautiful ladies, thank you for your positive comments,” wrote Saldana in the comments on her photo on Wednesday. “You have no idea the joy and pride I feel when I read your comments saying you feel inspired and want to do it for yourself. Please continue to share, I was inspired by so many mommies around me to get back into shape because they shared their journey with me. We are stronger when we stick together- wishing each other good, cheering each other along.”

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See How Zoë Saldana Stays in Shape – While Taking Care of Twins

04/30/2015 at 01:45 PM ET

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It might be double the effort, but Zoë Saldana is staying true to her promise.

After making a commitment to reclaim her body after babies, the mom of two gave her followers a glimpse into how she manages to stick to her healthy habits while still keeping her twin boys, Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio, entertained.

And between the 5-month-olds becoming more active and their teething troubles, Saldana has been forced to get creative with her kiddie care.

“Being that I workout (and work) out of the house I’m thinking why not make them a part of some of the things I am doing? Especially exercising,” she writes on Facebook.

“It may seem distracting but at the end of the day how else are we going to get things done? Plus, babies find us just as amusing as we find them. Thank God for that.”

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Zoë Saldana: My Body Was ‘Really Bent Out of Shape’ After Giving Birth

04/10/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

This mom isn’t taking no for an answer.

On Friday, Zoë Saldana posted a photo on her Facebook page showing her working up a sweat on a treadmill.

She accompanied the photo, in which she sports a red T-shirt and colorful leggings, with a lengthy description of her journey to reclaim her body after giving birth to twin boys Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio in November.

“Your body changes dramatically, inside and out. You grow in places you never knew you could, and you are tired beyond belief. In some cases more than others, your body experiences a kind of trauma through childbirth that is difficult to explain unless you’ve had that experience,” the Guardians of the Galaxy star, 36, writes.

“My case was like that, everything from my thyroid to my platelets crashed. Thank God, we are all doing great now, but my body was really bent out of shape after the boys were born.”

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Zoë Saldana Posts Adorable Photo of Her ‘Tooshie’ Twins

03/23/2015 at 08:15 PM ET

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Zoë Saldana finally revealed a sweet pic of her newborns — or, at least, their bottom halves!

The new mom, 36, enjoyed a lazy Sunday with her 4-month-old twins, posting a photo on her Instagram of the two boys’ behinds.

“Lazy Sunday with our tooshie boys watching #Annie,” the Guardians of the Galaxy actress captioned the shot.

The actress, who welcomed sons Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana in November, only captured their onesie-wearing backsides and mini printed socks: The private star has yet to reveal their faces.

Saldana stayed mum during the start of her pregnancy, letting her growing baby bump do all the talking last year.

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