Kelis Is Pregnant With Baby #3!
A “Bossy” baby is on the way! Singer-turned-chef Kelis recently announced that she and her husband, Mike Mora, are expecting their second child together. Kelis posed with her positive pregnancy test on Instagram. Her caption read:
“@kelis Chef Kelis – table for 5 please. We’re adding one more! Happy to announce that I’m expecting and I’m partnering with @firstresponsepregnancy, as they are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for black women and mothers.”
Kelis continued, highlighting the importance of self-care among Black women considering the high mortality rate during childbirth:
“As a Black mother, there are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in — from what we eat, to how we live and love. This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates. So for me, self-care has become paramount, particularly in the beginning stages. Knowing your body and what it needs, being able to be still and quiet enough to hear what it tells you. That’s why I used a First Response Early Result test as it can tell you if you’re pregnant 6 days sooner than your missed period…Don’t be afraid to look for a team that looks like you and can relate with a level of care that will make you feel your most comfortable. It’s your right. It’s our right. And we must demand not only what’s best for us, but for our community. So, I’m so grateful to be able to work with First Response and to announce that a charitable donation to @blackmamasmatter will be made on my behalf. @blackmamasmatter is an organization that’s working to ensure Black mamas have the rights, respect, resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy. Together we can change these statistics, one woman at a time.”
The 40-year-old is adding to her family – already a mother to an 11-year-old son named Knight with her ex-husband, Nas. She and her current husband also share a son named, Shepherd – born in 2015.