Pippa Middleton confirms pregnancy and reveals she did not battle severe morning sickness like her sister Kate did

The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister is happy she is pregnant but realized she needed to adjust her four to five-day-a-week fitness routine.

                            Pippa Middleton confirms pregnancy and reveals she did not battle severe morning sickness like her sister Kate did
Pippa Middleton (Getty Images)

Pippa Middleton confirmed that she and her husband, James Matthews are expecting their first child together. Six weeks after news started swirling about her pregnancy, Pippa opened up about her first trimester in her latest column for the U.K. supermarket monthly Waitrose Kitchen magazine. In her column, Pippa noted that she did not battle severe morning sickness unlike her sister, Kate Middleton did during all her three pregnancies. 

Pippa Middleton confirms James and her are expecting their first child (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

“I was lucky to pass the 12-week scan without suffering from morning sickness. That meant I was able to carry on as normal,” she wrote, as reported by People. In 2017, Kensington Palace has announced that Kate was pregnant with baby number three and yet again she was battling severe morning sickness. Due to this, she was forced to cancel many events. However, for Pippa things were a lot easier. Even though she did not have to make any major changes, she did confess there were certain changes she had to bring in her life. 

“When I learned the happy news that I was pregnant, I realized I needed to adjust my four to five-day-a-week [fitness] routine,” she wrote adding that she kept the pregnancy a secret even from her gym instructor until the “riskier months” were over. Pippa also spoke about how fitness has been an integral part of her even during pregnancy. “I’ve noticed my body change, but through exercise, I feel it’s being strengthened,” she wrote. 


Pippa showed a hint of a baby bump at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

“I’m fanatical about sport and have looked at loads of books and websites on exercise during pregnancy, but have been disappointed by the limited technical information what you can and can’t do," she added. While fitness helped keep her mind fresh, there were many questions that Pippa had in her mind and in order to get to the bottom of it, she decided to do her own research. 

“This being my first pregnancy, I had so many questions I felt were still unanswered,” she wrote. “I wanted to know things like, would I strain if I served in tennis, are strokes of swimming safe, can I still do a normal yoga class if I avoided certain positions? Could I still work my abs?” Even though Pippa can see her body changing, by working out she is able to maintain the balance she wants. 

She added, “I’ve noticed my body change and weight increase, but through effective exercise and sports I feel that it’s been strengthened to support a healthy pregnancy, birth, and recovery . . . And ensure that post-baby, my old favorite jeans will still fit eventually!” Pippa and James tied the knot last year on May 20 at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield and were recently spotted at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.