When this world famous popstar discovered she was pregnant the first time round, she did what many new mums-to-be do and tied herself in knots about the impending arrival, but Columbian star Shakira didn't allow that to happen his time round!
Opening up about her first experience of pregnancy, the star admits she didn't think she'd ever feel prepared, revealing: "I combed blogs, baby books, polled my friends who were already mothers,interrogated my own mother. I wanted to soak up every bit of research I could find."
Determined to create the perfect atmosphere for her son Milan, now two, Shakira found herself trapped in a cycle of never-ending worries and concerns, recalling: "Glass bottle or plastic? Pacifier or no pacifier? The logistical questions were endless and at times, overwhelming."
While still determined to create the same 'safe, happy environment' for her second child as she did for her first, the 38-year-old mum-of-two felt she had learned from her initial experience and said: "This time around, during my second pregnancy, like many mothers, I felt more confident."
Worries and concerns no longer seem insurmountable, with the star explaining: "The questions that kept me up at night with my first now seem more manageable and I have more perspective about their importance in the bigger issue."
Shakira welcomed baby Sasha into the life she shares with FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué and their son, Milan on January 29th this year.