The Ugly Truth star Bree Turner is set to welcome her first child in early July. The radiant mom-to-be told Celebrity Baby Scoop that she’s expecting a girl and also opened up about her researched and pressure-free birth plan, and her interesting book choices on hypnobirthing and pregnancy meditations.
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CBS: How has your pregnancy been?
BT: “I have had such a smooth and joyous pregnancy. I feel very lucky.”
CBS: Are you excited to become a mom? Have you always wanted children?
BT: “More than anything in the world!”
CBS: Do you know the gender? Do you have any names picked out?
BT: “We’re having a little girl. We haven’t decided on a name yet. we have a short list and want to wait until we see her.”
CBS: Do you have a birth plan?
BT: “My birth plan is to stay calm and flexible. I’m hoping to deliver naturally, but am not going to melt down if I’m bot able to.”
CBS: Have you read all the books? Are you planning to breastfeed? Co-sleep?
BT: “I’m a big reader and researcher. I’ve been reading What to Expect when You’re Expecting, Hypnobirthing, Meditations for Pregnancy and The Happiest Baby on the Block. Once the baby is here, I plan on breastfeeding and we will have her in a small bassinet in our bedroom for as long as she needs.”
CBS: Your hubby, Justin Saliman, is an orthopaedic surgeon. How did you 2 meet?
BT: “We met on fourth of July 2005 in the Hamptons at a club (romantic, I know!). I was taken by his confidence and incredible smile. Being that he lived in NYC at the time, we didn’t have our first date until two months later. We were inseparable from that moment on.”
CBS: You starred in The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl. Had she adopted baby Naleigh at that point?
BT: “Katie had not adopted her little girl at that point yet. Although, she was very open about her interest in adoption. It was very important to her personally. I think adoption is one of the most truly selfless, beautiful choices a person can make. She and Josh changed this little girl’s life.”
CBS: What was it like being part of such a popular summer blockbuster?
BT: “It was fantastic! It’s always fun to be a part of a successful film.”
CBS: What will we see you in next? Are you taking some time off after the baby arrives this summer?
BT: “My next film due out is the independent film Take Me Home starring Sam Jaeger. Sam’s doing fabulous work on Parenthood right now. As for this summer, my husband and I will be focusing on our new family.”
CBS: Who are you hoping to work with in the future? Will we see you in more movies, or would you like to do TV?
BT: “I love movies. I love TV. I love theater. Great work is great work no matter the medium. I would love to work with JJ Abrams. He seems to have an unabashed delight for what he does. I also would love to work with Judd Apatow again. I did a TV pilot for him many years ago. I fell in love with his process and joy of the work.
To me, both of these men simply love what they do, want to work with people who love what they do, and create entertainment that is pure, exciting and filled with humanity. These are the kinds of people I love to collaborate with.”
CBS: If you are working on any other projects or with any charities, please feel free to discuss.
BT: “I work closely with the Art of Elysium which provides creative outlets to young children who are battling serious medical conditions.
I also work with the Young Storytellers Foundations with targets LA public schools that have little or no access to the arts. For 8 weeks, Young Storyteller mentors come together to support and encourage the sutdents to imagine and create their own short screenplay that will ultimately be performed by professional actors at a ‘big show.’
I’m also deeply dedicated to the Phase One Foundation with supports Phase 1 clinical research and treatment programs for patients with cancer. I lost a dear friend to brain cancer last year. This organization helped support the clinical trials that gave him an extra 7 years of life when doctors only granted him 6 months.”