In the May issue of Vogue, Rihanna talks about her pregnancy, her body, her fears, and how she is doing her part to change the ideas around what maternity should look like.
When talking about her body, Rihanna says, “When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, There’s no way I’m going to go shopping in no maternity aisle,” Rihanna said. “I’m sorry—it’s too much fun to get dressed up. I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.”
She says she hopes she is “redefining what is decent for pregnant women” and she explained, “My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?”
While the singer and beauty mogul isn’t worried about labor because she has a good support system, she says she does worry about postpartum depression, “Will I feel out of control emotionally? Those are the stories I hear from other women that scare me,” Rihanna says.