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Ciara speaks about challenges of being pregnant in lockdown: ‘I’m really cautious’



Ciara has opened up about the challenges of being pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic. The singer said she’s being ‘really cautious’ during hospital visits and FaceTiming husband Russell Wilson when she gets ultrasound scans.

The 34-year-old, who has been isolating with Russell and their daughter, Sienna, three, in California, opened up about her lockdown experience to British Vogue.

‘I wanted to be really cautious,’ the One, Two Step hitmaker said.

Ciara – who also has a son, Future Zahur, with her ex-fiance Future – revealed she changes gloves between doctor’s appointments.

‘I had a little ziplock bag of gloves for the appointment and then I had my mask. When I went from one room to the other, I switched to a new pair of gloves,’ she said.

Ciara – who announced her pregnancy in January – added: ‘When the image of the baby came on the screen, I FaceTimed Russ in the car so that he could see.

‘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.

She changes gloves for each doctor’s visit (Picture: Nadine Ijewere)

For him not to be part of that was a symbol of this time that we’re living through.’ Ciara also opened up on the struggles of parenting in lockdown.

She admitted: ‘That break in the day when you send your kids to school is a luxury. We’re trying all kinds of stuff to keep them both occupied.

‘The other day I got in the car with Sienna and drove her past some horses for a change of scenery.’

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The Austin-born singer then reflected on the importance of having a father figure in her children’s lives. ‘The male’s presence is very important for both boys and girls,’ she said.

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