The Odd Way Jessica Simpson Found Out She Was Pregnant

Jessica SimpsonMaybe it's because she's afraid some people think Vanessa Minnillo's pregnancy is more exciting than hers, but Jessica Simpson is out to share every last detail of her pregnancy with the world. From the nude shot on the cover of Elle to detailing for us every craving (butter on her Pop Tarts, ewww), I think we've heard more about her pregnancy than any other celebrity in recent memory. Not that we're complaining.

The latest information coming our way is the revelation of how she found out she was pregnant. Plenty of women suspect pregnancy when they have a feeling -- whether mental or physical -- that something is off. But Jess credits an unusual one with her intuition that she was pregnant -- guilt.


She told Elle that she and her fiance Eric Johnson were heading out to do some all-day drinking and bike riding with friends. But then she started thinking before the drinking began.

We were goin' to have an all-day drinking binge. Gonna ride our bikes, hang out. . . do naughty things. But I started feeling this overwhelming guilt. Why would I feel guilt at the idea of going out and having cocktails with my friends?

So she took a test, and viola -- it was bye bye scotch, hello motherhood.

I absolutely believe guilt and motherhood go hand in hand; it just usually starts after you know you're pregnant -- then it's yours for life. From pressure to breastfeed, to use the right diapers, to chose the right preschool, to stay at home, or to work, it's one big guilt trip (admittedly, mostly self-induced). Jess just got a head start on the game.

In any case, I'm glad guilt helped alert Jess to her baby on board. If it hadn't and she'd gone on her all-day drinking binge, then I'm sure she'd be battling an even bigger dose of mommy guilt now wondering what damage she'd done.

Did you have a feeling you were pregnant before it was confirmed?

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