Vanessa Minnillo Doesn’t Need Nick Lachey ‘Down There’ During Birth

vanessa minnillo nick lacheyThere's no doubt in my mind that Nick Lachey will make one rad dad. He first won our hearts over in Newylweds, and now, watching him gush and beam over wife Vanessa Minnillo's pregnancy -- well, that just makes us love him even more. And actually, since hearing the news, I kind of love Vanessa, too, now. See, she and I are twinsies in terms of what we want our husbands to do during labor and birth.


Nick was on Live! With Kelly yesterday, and he explained that his wife doesn't want him getting down and dirty during the birth -- operative word being "down." He said: "I've been told ... that it's going to be a waist-up situation, if you know what I mean. I'm gonna be there, I'm gonna be supportively there, holding hands, and coaching, breathing, all that good stuff, but apparently I won't be down below, seeing what's happening. I'll be up above, helping."

Yes. This is exactly what I want from my husband the day I give birth. I don't want him watching our daughter come into the light. I don't want him massaging me (unless I ask). And, honestly, I really don't want him cutting the cord. I just want him to be there, supporting me how I need him to support me.

Like Nick, I'm 100 percent confident that my husband will make a great father. He'll surely change diapers, wake up for feedings, tidy up the house, etc. And if I wanted him to "really get involved" during birth, he totally would. That's just not my style, though. And I don't think that dictates how either of us will be as parents. I think it's just the people we are. If he really wants to cut the cord after baby's born (which, I kind of doubt he will, since he's squeamish), fine, he can. But really that day, all I want from him is to be there. By my head.

Did your husband get down and dirty the day you gave birth? Do you want him to?

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