Model mama-of-four Niki Taylor is urging mom-to-be Jessica Simpson to opt for a drug free birth.
“I would encourage her to try to have the baby natural – that’s what I did with my kids,” the 37-year-old mom to twins Jake and Hunter , 17, with ex Matt Martinez and daughter Ciel, 3, and 5-month-old Rex with husband Burney Lamar – tells OK! magazine. “Try it without the epidural.”
“I think because your recovery is better,” she explains. “For myself, I did epidural for my boys, and it took me so long to get out of this fog, because it messes with your spinal fluid and it goes right in your back. For myself, I felt like I was in this fog, and it took forever for me to get out of. I couldn’t feel what I was pushing, and for my boys, it was 28 hours, I think I was in labor, and I couldn’t feel anything anymore.”
“With Ciel and with Rex, I said ‘no epidural,'” she continues. “I recovered, I was walking right after I had them, just did a lot of praying all through my pregnancy that they would be healthy and my deliveries would go without a problem. I was really blessed.”
No matter what Jess – who is due to give birth any day now – ultimately decides to do, Niki wishes the singer well.
“I know she’s going to be an awesome mommy!”