By peoplestaff225
Updated July 11, 2008 01:30 PM

Calling herself "old-fashioned," Minnie Driver recently defended her choice to keep the sex of her baby a delivery surprise. Speaking at a press conference for her newest film, Take, Minnie said that "women for thousands of years have not found out" and explained that, "I couldn’tbase something that was so auspicious and beautiful of that moment, andtake away the surprise for home décor."

For the upcoming birth, the 38-year-old actress and musician — who says that her baby "gets a lot of guitar. I think it likes it" — revealed she plans to eschew all pain relief, if offered. Minnie revealed that she is dedicated to delivering naturally, but as her due date draws closer, admits the prospect is somewhat terrifying.

Source: People; Photo by Axelle/