Ciara talks pregnancy and lockdown in Vogue
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Ciara spoke to British Vogue about what it’s like to be expecting during the unexpected.

She’s been sheltering-in-place, and that her husband Russell Wilson hasn’t heard their baby boy’s heartbeat is a sign of reality: carrying a baby during a pandemic.

“We women carry the baby, but for my husband, being in the room and listening to the heartbeat in real time is one of his ways of connecting,” Ciara said in the profile that posted Friday. Sweetly, Wilson was the man behind the lens of the stunning photographs. “For him not to be part of that was a symbol of this time that we’re living through.”

Ciara and her baby bump glow at her home in California. Photo: Russell Wilson for Vogue

The Level Up singer is pregnant with her third child. Her son Future is 6, and her and Wilson’s daughter Sienna recently turned 3. Ciara, 34, said in a Instagram Live video addressing pregnancy and COVID-19 that she loves being pregnant. In Vogue she opened up about having easy pregnancy but traumatic deliveries where her body “goes through this process where it shakes and I have to throw up.”

Typically by the third pregnancy, a woman knows what to expect.

Russell Wilson captured stunning shots of his wife Ciara and daughter Sienna for Vogue. Photo: Vogue

But carrying a child during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis comes with a new level of anxiety, Ciara told Vogue.

“You don’t hear a lot about us expectant mothers during this time,” she said. “Can babies get COVID-19 through the uterus? It’s a big mystery, and we’re some of the most vulnerable beings. Our immune systems are compromised because we can’t take medicine if we get sick in case it affects the baby. If I get ill, I have to let it pass through my body.”

A recent report showed pregnant women with the virus are more likely to suffer from serious complications.

Ciara said she tries to center herself when she thinks too much about the unknown, trying to focus on how to make the best of the moment. She’s been isolated with her family at their California home, hubby’s assortment of XL sweats and T-shirts keeping her comfy.

She didn’t say when she was due but is hoping to make it to the “magic 38-week mark.”