Bravo is set to premiere a new reality show Pregnant in Heels on April 5th following The Real Housewives of Miami live reunion show. In researching this upcoming new program I discovered that there is such a thing as a pregnancy guru and her name is Rosie Pope. Rosie is one of those people for whom it might be easier to list what they don’t do! Come along as I explore all the things Rosie DOES do including photos, video, bio information and more.
First up lets look at her bio courtesy of Bravo:
London-born entrepreneur Rosie Pope is the creator and designer of the renowned fashion line, Rosie Pope Maternity. She is also the creator and teacher of MomPrep, which helps expecting and new moms figure out solutions to the challenges of motherhood. From how to find the best nanny, to selecting the right fitness class and everything in between, Pope’s maternity concierge service has helped countless women when they needed it the most.
Young Pope excelled as a ballet dancer with The London Contemporary School of Dance. She moved to New York City at the age of 18 to embark on a modeling career that lead her to grace the pages of Italian Vogue and pose for photographer Steven Miesel. She then turned her sights to academics and enrolled in Columbia University on a Presidential Scholarship to study neuroscience.
In 2008, Pope birthed the idea for Rosie Pope Maternity after simply finding nowhere she could shop for fashionable clothing during her own pregnancy. Her philosophy is for women everywhere to celebrate this time in their lives with fashions that are worthy of photographing and remembering for years to come. In 2010, having already established herself as the trusted guru for stylish mothers everywhere—including Hollywood elite—the idea to offer classes through MomPrep was “born.” Today, she is regularly sought after by the media for her advice on style for moms, and lives happily in New York City with her all-American husband, Daron, and her two sons, J.R. and Wells.
Being a father of a young girl myself and more relative to this post the husband of a beautiful wife who was once pregnant with said child I can certainly understand and appreciate how Rosie’s services would be in demand. I KNOW my wife would have loved her clothes and I know her advice and tutoring would have been extremely helpful during such an exciting, stressful and all together new experience in our lives.
We find out in Pregnant in Heels Season One, that before Rosie married Daron, she was a baroness! Not only is she an expert in all things maternity, she also helps one of her clients but on a British tea (complete with spotted d!ck) to ask Lord Edgar Wedgwood to be her baby’s godfather.
On the show, Rosie also documents her struggle with IVF. Even though she’s a maternity expert, she and her husband struggle with fertility issues. We watch Rosie inject herself and get emotionally challenging news on camera that she may or may not be pregnant. SPOILER ALERT: Rosie’s fertility treatments did work and she gave birth to a health baby boy named Wellington “Wells” Reade on February 5, 2011.
Here are a few links for all thing Rosie P:
Rosie Pope Maternity: Check out all the maternity fashions from Pope’s store located at 1265 Madison Avenue in New York City here.
Mom Prep: This wing of Pope’s empire looks to help expecting mothers through all phases of the pregnancy process. According to the site:
Rosie’s Blog: An informative and frequently updated blog run by Rosie that discusses all things pregnancy, Rosie and beyond. Informed, well written and impressive. This Pope gal knows what she’s talking about and you can follow that here.
Check out the following video clip as Rosie provides some advice on how to survive the big city with a newborn:
I think Rosie’s Twitter tag sums it all up pretty well. It reads:
“Rosie Pope’s days are filled with being a mom, wife, designer, educator, TV personality and all-around guide for women during their pregnancies and beyond.”
Those ARE full days Rosie. One more look at Pope for a post partin’ impression!
Top Photo: C.Smith/WENN.com