Jessica Simpson Is Feeling “Anxious” About Childbirth

With her due date creeping ever closer, mom-to-be Jessica Simpson admits she’s feeling a few childbirth jitters.

The singer tells USA Today that she’s anxious “for my water to break, for the day I get to go to the hospital and push. I’m more anxious than afraid. I have not been afraid the whole time. I figure if all these women all around the world can do it, I can do it.”

Her baby girl – she recently confirmed the gender – is expected to weigh around 10lbs when she arrives.

“She’s in the 90th percentile of weight right now, so she’s a big un. She’s going to be a very big baby, but I guess that’s what I get for letting a baller knock me up,” jokes Jessica, who is engaged to football pro Eric Johnson.

The Fashion Star mentor got everyone talking earlier this week when she showed off her beautiful belly on the cover of Elle magazine. Jessica says she had no second thoughts about baring her bump:

“I wasn’t nervous at all,” she insists. “Normally, I’m so shy. I’m not the person you see photographed in a bikini on a beach. But for some reason, being pregnant, it’s so easy for me. I feel so comfortable in my skin…. I’m glad people are reacting positively. It’s just really a celebratory moment for me.”

Filed under: Expecting,Jessica Simpson

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  • Zara

    If the baby’s weight has been estimated by an ultrasound, she can relax a little, as ultrasounds are notoriously inaccurate for predicting a baby’s birth weight. I was also told that my last baby was going to be well over 10lb and he arrived two days before his due date at 7lb 14oz…

    I love it when women embrace their changing body during pregnancy. I for one think pregnancy’s an amazing time when women look their most beautiful.

    Looking forward to hearing Jessica Simpson’s news – I have a feeling we might hear something this week!

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  • Anonymous

    “I have not been afraid the whole time. I figure if all these women all around the world can do it, I can do it.”

    That’s a good attitude! Childbirth shouldn’t be something to be feared.

    • Anonymous

      True. The fear comes the minute you go into labor with your SECOND child, because they you KNOW exactly what to expect! 🙂

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