Keshia Knight Pulliam knows who she is, and exactly how that affects her birthing plan.
On Friday’s episode of her podcast Kandidly Keshia, the actress spoke unabashedly about her expectations for welcoming her daughter, making it clear that she’s taking the traditional route of delivering at a hospital and will certainly be depending on pain medication.
“I am very clear: I want all the drugs. I have good insurance. I want every drug you could give me,” Pulliam, 37, said. “I want to be smiling. I do not want to feel a human come through my vagina. I have no judgment for women who want to do [a natural birth] — more power to you — but I’m clear on who I am and that isn’t who I am. I am a punk for pain.”
The expectant mother continued, revealing what she plans to do once the baby is here, and how she’ll juggle work and motherhood.
For the former Cosby Show star, although her daughter will come first, the choice between parenting and career won’t be a problem, as she’s prepared to handle both after she adjusts.
“You’ve got to be flexible,” she added. “I know my first priority is motherhood and everything else follows. I’ve always envisioned myself as very much an active mom, one who’s still working. I’m going to strap this baby on, we’re going to put it in the stroller and we’re going to keep it moving. The first couple months is just about baby and then I feel like you find your balance slowly as you’re in the midst of it.”
While Pulliam, who announced her pregnancy in mid-July, is enjoying prepping for motherhood, and even sharing photos of her pregnancy journey, she’s definitely got some pre-pregnancy pleasure she’s ready to get back to.
“I miss happy hour. I’m just going to be really honest,” she admitted on her show. “I love the food in happy hour so I’ll still go, but the drink special, the summertime patio margaritas. I’ve had some mocktails. Thy just don’t do it the same way. But I’m trying.”
Pulliam hasn’t revealed the due date for her impending bundle of joy.