Jessica Simpson Is Recovering From C-Section Birth

After tweeting on Tuesday that she is “so in love with baby Maxwell,” new details of Jessica Simpson‘s adjustment into motherhood are featured in the latest issue of Us Weekly. The magazine reveals that daugher Maxwell Drew was born via C-section, weighing in at a whopping 9 lbs., 13 oz., on May 1.

As Jessica recovers from her major surgery, fiancé Eric Johnson has been enduring the bulk of diaper duty. Watch­ing the 6-foot-3 former San Francisco 49ers tight end handling the baby has proven to be comical for the new mom.

“He is sweetly nervous about Maxwell being so small,” a source says. To show his devotion — and his appreciation for her giving up her self-professed “religion” of high heels near the end of the pregnancy — Eric is planning a “push present” for Jess. “It will be either a necklace or ring — some­thing that has meaning to them, but will also be very sparkly with diamonds,” a source reveals. “Something feminine and pretty — and it won’t be cheap!”

Jessica, who is 5-foot-3, admit­ed to weighing 170 pounds when she posed nude and pregnant for the April is­sue of ELLE. Sources say she aims to shed the pregnancy pounds within a year to fulfill her $4 million deal with Weight Watchers. “As soon as Jessica heals from the C-section, she is extremely determined to get back in the gym and work out,” says a friend.

A source familiar with the negotiations says Weight Watchers is giving her a maternity break before get­ting serious about the regi­men, “but they’ll likely be speaking to her in the next few weeks to get everything started.”

“She’ll have to meet the weight-loss goals for the deal to go through,” says the source. And for that, she’ll need to get serious with a celebrity trainer. “She hasn’t cho­sen a trainer yet,” the source adds. “In fact, she hasn’t even thought about working out for a year. But if she wants this, she’ll need to work out a good five days a week.”

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  1. anon.

    Why is her birth method “news”? Has she done something wrong or unorthodox? She had a healthy baby and delivered on such and such a date . End of story.

    Wonder how US got this information…Hopefully it wasn’t from hospital staff or they could find themselves in deep doo-doo. Can’t see why Simpson’s people would go running to a tabloid with this info —

  2. Anonymous

    with an almost 10 lb baby I am not surprised she had an C-section
    a $ 4 million dollar deal with Weight Watchers to shed the weight
    and she probably $ell Maxies first Photos in the 6 figure range
    who says celebrityh — Motherhood is not $$$ rewarding ????

    • Nikki W

      Could you be any more ignorant? A 10lbs baby is no reason for c-section. No wonder the c-section rates in the US are so damn high. (over 30%) because people will believe anything. And no wonder the US infant and maternal mortality rate are higher than 41 other countries. (including some 3rd world countries). People: get midwives (yes they can deliver in hospitals) and question everything your doc tells you. most of the time they are wrong!!! Birth is normal and does NOT need to be medicalized so much. A 10lbs baby is not that big. it’s all about head size. Once the head is out everything else is pie.

  3. Anonymous

    US got this information ?
    Can’t see why Simpson’s people would go running to a tabloid with this info–
    You are Kidding… right ??

  4. Courtney

    hospital staff don’t care and as long as Jessica and Maxwell are healthy it doesn’t matter how she was born. Jess had to have a caesarean due to Polyhydramnios which thankfully didn’t cause complications with the baby

  5. Anonymous

    she said earlier on she was having a c-section. scared of the pain of labor/childbirth.
    and i am sure she has a wonderful nanny to take up the slack !!!!

  6. Anonymous

    I wonder if Eric Johnson will go out and get a job now.

  7. Anonymous

    I hope she used a binder after her cesarean….I did with Abomend, they sell a soft cotton binder that really helped after my c section. All the best Jessica!

  8. Anonymous

    Why dose she get a push present when she didn’t push but had a c-section?

  9. A.

    Always when I read “Maxvell” I think of a boy… this name is a little bit weird to me.

  10. Anonymous

    This woman appears desperate to stay in the spotlight. Ugh.

  11. With the second c section coming her way, I hope Jessica has clearly thought through some of the consequences of not attempting a VBAC… oxytocin and hormones are released with labor which greatly facilitate health for baby and mom. Binding with a belly belt, or binder is a must to support tissue after pregnancy…..!

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