In the new feature for Babe by Hatch, the actress, 34, opens up about her birth plan for her second child that will be different from the first child, daughter, Eva Laverne, presently 2. Stevens West, the 22 Jump Street star is expecting baby No. 2 with her husband, actor, Andrew J West, says after giving birth to her first child with Ava, “I learned you can’t have plans.”
She recalls, “My first delivery was not at all according to plan. I had a midwife, a doula and was at home for a long time before moving to a birthing centre. I thought I was going to give birth in a tub and I spent 12 hours at the birthing centre in active labour. Furthermore, she added, After two full nights of no sleep, I was exhausted and hadn’t dilated at all. I was stuck at six centimetres for two days so I surrendered. I couldn’t do it anymore. I needed a nap and an epidural!”
The star says after that she was transferred to a hospital where she “got the nap and medication and [Ava] came out like a breeze.”
“I needed that rest and for my body to relax. So I learned you can’t have a plan,” she shared.
As for her second child, Stevens West says she plans to “go straight to a hospital and not go to a birthing centre.”
She says, “I like my doctor a lot, so fingers crossed the second time around is easier than my first one.”
The mom to be also admitted she’s “a little anxious” about adding another child to her family but is “excited” for Ava to have a sibling.
“I don’t know what to expect,” she says. “I’ve always known I wanted several kids or at least more than one. I’m excited about what it will look like but I have no idea. It seems hard but people do it.”
She continued, “Honestly, I want to have multiple kids for them, not even for me. I know how special it is to have a sibling,” I’m excited to see their relationship develop for them. She needs a homie to hang out with and someone to play with. I’m obsessed with my little sister, too. To have a sibling is special. I’m happy to give that to her.”
Steven West announced her pregnancy back in April noting that she confirmed she was expecting last November.