It's no secret that Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she's a bastion of knowledge on pretty much everything under the goopy sun, and that it's her duty to educate the masses. So it's not surprising that she's already trying tell her pal Beyonce how to manage her pregnancy; it's just unfortunate.
When you're newly pregnant, the advice of other women who have gone before you can be some of the most welcoming and comforting words of all ... or it can be the most annoying. Paltrow's advice to Beyonce falls more in the latter camp. Here's what she told Beyonce she needs to do ...
- Drink a shot of wheatgrass each morning
- Rub her belly with coconut oil to prevent stretch marks
- Meditate for an hour every day
- Soak her feet in ice water to prevent swelling
A source told Closer magazine that Paltrow is also pushing crystals on her that are supposed to promote peace, love, and good health. Wow, that's a lot to bombard someone with and a lot to make them feel guilty about if they don't do it. Apparently Beyonce isn't loving it all, says the source.
Beyonce knows Gwyneth is just trying to show how much she cares, but her advice can be a little overwhelming. She's sending packages of herbs and vitamins -- but Beyonce wants to do things her own way, what suits her best, and not be told what to eat.
In other words: Back away, Gwyneth. I'm sure she's well intentioned; we likely all have/had an overbearing friend like Gwyn. But when it comes to pregnancy advice, sometimes less is more. Sure we can choose what we embrace, but too much unsolicited advice and too many directives are just too much pressure sometimes. You want to be nice and appreciative, but there's also a point at which you want people to shut it and let you figure out things for you and your baby on your own. Besides, Beyonce's cravings for Oreos and pickles sound a lot better than wheatgrass.
Have you had friends and family members offer too much pregnancy advice?
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