Actress Alana de la Garza shows off her beautiful bump on the cover of the October issue of Pregnancy magazine. In an interview given shortly before the birth of her son Kieran, the Law & Order star shares her thoughts on pregnancy and childbirth, and reveals why she has no fears about becoming a mom.
On always wanting to be a mom: “Since I was very small. My parents were also foster parents to many children throughout the years. This helped a lot as far as me now being prepared to take care of my own child. My mom was like Mary Poppins. That’s her gift—children and child rearing. I look forward to it. It doesn’t scare me. I feel honored that I can grow this little person inside of me. It sounds cheesy and hormonal, but it’s really a miracle. When I see my stomach move, it’s like, ‘Hello, little guy! Did you have enough protein today?'”
On her husband’s reaction: “He goes from being ecstatic to terrified. It’s adorable. The other night, I was a little light-headed and I had to sit down, and he looked like Dr. Oz coming to the rescue. It was really late, like 10:30 p.m., and he said, ‘You need some protein.’ So he went out, got a steak and some spinach, and cooked it up for me. I loved it. ‘You saved me honey! You’re my hero!'”
On her birth plan: “I’m meeting with [a doula] soon to talk about how it’s gonna go. I’m gung-ho for any woman that can do it naturally, but there’s no shame in saying, ‘I need an epidural.’ And if I’m getting cut down in that area, I don’t want to know. I want to enjoy the process as much as possible.”
Read Alana’s entire interview at Pregnancy360.com