An Open Letter to Kristen Bell: You Won't Need a Bat During Labor (Trust Us!)

Pregnant Kristen Bell told Ellen DeGeneres her birth plan involved whiskey and a baseball bat

Dear Kristen Bell,

First off, let us just say that you may the most adorable pregnant actress ever to walk a red carpet. That said, now we're here to help you relax. When you told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show about your birthing fears, we got it. Having your first baby is totally scary, but, honestly? You must believe us here: It's not that bad.

"I've got nothing to prove," you told Ellen according to People. "I feel like when I arrive at the hospital, I want a glass of whiskey, I want the epidural in my back. And I want to get hit in the face with a baseball bat and wake me up when it's over, because I've seen the videos and it looks terrifying."

Here's our advice: One, stop watching all those baby/birthing reality shows. They only freak you out. Two, there's nothing wrong with demanding that epidural! Modern medicine exists for a reason and you should take advantage of that if you want to. And, third, save the really good whiskey for an at-home celebration in a few days -- you will be too tired and moon-eyed over your newborn to enjoy it properly at the hospital, anyway.

Now, savor these last few weeks of your pregnancy by prepping the nursery, hanging with that cute man of yours and maybe watching a sloth video or two. But put away the baseball bat. You're just not gonna need it.

Love,
iVillage

Watch Kristen Bell on Ellen below: 

 

 

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