Beyonce Knowles is taking good care of herself and her baby
As they prepare for the birth of their first child, Beyoncé Knowles and husband Jay-Z are splashing the cash.

The former Destiny's Child singer - who turned 30 last week - announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards in LA on 28 August and now has a team of clinicians who are on call 24 hours a day.

Bey's spent a small fortune on her maternity wardrobe and has even hired a photographer to document the entire pregnancy,' reveals Now's insider.

'She's also taking yoga and meditation classes to help when she's in labour.'

Beyoncé and Jay-Z, 41, have already started preparing their home for the baby's arrival. They've spent more than £220,000 on decorating the nursery and on a hand-carved crib.

It hasn't all been one long shopping spree, though - the pair have also been enjoying some much-needed quality time together on a trip to Europe.

Jay treated his wife to a romantic birthday meal in Venice followed by a yacht trip the next day.

Beyoncé's pal Gwyneth Paltrow, 38, also joined them for the cruise.

Our source says: ‘As a mum, she's been giving Bey advice on how to keep her mind and body nourished and her stress levels low.'

Read the full story about Beyoncé Knowles in Now magazine dated 19 September 2011 - out now! 

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