Jennifer Love Hewitt knows how to have a baby and, for her, that means keeping her husband happy. The actress spoke with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night and explained how to fix one of the major distractions during childbirth.
“This is the thing, too, if you are in labor, feed your husband and they are wonderful,” Hewitt explained, according to People. “He can’t be hungry — you need them!”
The actress said she decided to bring snacks for husband, Brian Hallisay, and it was a lifesaver for both of them. She remembers, “If he passed out or something bad happened out of being hungry, then I don’t get what I need, which is my rock. I had pudding for him and snack bars — it was great!”
Hewitt said her husband was “solid” for her during childbirth, so much so that she thinks “he should be a male doula!”
“I was really worried that I was going to get that face — ‘Mmm, what’s happening here?’ — and I’m not good at the faces so I would’ve been like, ‘What does that mean? What does that mean!’ But he was just like, ‘This is great. I am so proud of you right now. This is awesome, you look beautiful.’ I was really proud of him. He’s that guy anyway, so he’s impressive in that way, but he was great.”
Hewitt and Hallisay decided to wait until their daughter was born to learn her gender and Hewitt said it made for an even more difficult pregnancy — because of how people reacted.
“People are mean to you,” she remembered. “And you’re like, ‘I’m a pregnant lady. You can’t be mean to me!”
You can see Jennifer Love Hewitt on Criminal Minds, Wednesdays on CBS.