Megan Fox thought she was ‘birthing a vampire baby’: ‘It was so bad for me’

Have we talked about how pretty Megan Fox’s hair is looking these days? She’s always had nice hair, but I do think her hair person should mix it up a little bit more. Before she had her baby, her hair was almost always A) flat-ironed or B) stiffly curled and down or C) pulled back tightly, giving her the appearance of some alien-like Croydon facelift. I’m just saying… Megan has beautiful hair, and she could wear it in a million different ways. Anyway, there’s really not that much to talk about with Megan these days, which is why I just exhausted the “Megan’s hair” topic. Megan is spending her This Is Forty promotional tour talking about her baby and pregnancy and stuff. Is Megan about to start her transformation to some Jennifer Garner/Jessica Alba type “celebrity mom”?

The last time Megan Fox appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in February, the 26-year-old actress was hiding a small baby bump.

“I was about two months pregnant. I was really sick,” the star of This Is 40 said when she returned for the Dec. 18 episode of the NBC talk show. “I was very nauseous. I had really bad morning sickness.”

Fox continued, “It was so bad for me. . . I was convinced that I was, like, maybe birthing a vampire baby like the one in Twilight — you know what happens to Bella, where she’s in cold sweats all the time — and I felt like that was happening because I had no vitamins and nutrients and I was just nauseous.”

“Something not human was happening!” she added.

Luckily, Brian Austin Green’s wife of two-and-a-half years didn’t suffer for long. “The first trimester was really rough and then I got to about 12 weeks and then it was fine,” the actress said. “It was really a perfect pregnancy after that.”

Fox — already stepmom to Green’s son Kassius, 10, from his previous relationship with actress Vanessa Marcil — also opened up about giving birth Sept. 27 at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (Coincidentally, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth welcomed a son, Tennessee, at the same hospital that same day.)

“I thought I was going to be tough and the nurses would be like, ‘She’s a warrior princess! She doesn’t need an epidural! She’s amazing! We’re such big fans!’” Fox admitted. “As soon as I got out of the car I was already crying for an epidural. I was asking the security guard for an epidural!”

This Is 40 is in theaters Friday, Dec. 21. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.

[From Us Weekly]

OK, even though moms’ childbirth talk usually makes me super-nauseous, I actually thought that was cute – “I thought I was going to be tough and the nurses would be like, ‘She’s a warrior princess! She doesn’t need an epidural! She’s amazing! We’re such big fans!’” Ha. It always goes differently than you planned. As for the vampire baby stuff… well, obviously. She’s always been #TeamEdward, right? Weren’t there some old rumors about Megan and Robert Pattinson giving each other the side-eye? OMG. Robert Pattinson is Megan Fox’s baby daddy! *Waits for Twihards to cry*

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. cmc says:

    Huh. I never thought of this, but she totally looks like a vampire.

  2. sal says:


  3. Piper says:

    I wish Megan would go for a softer look! The pale face and red lips really age her! The vixen look is a little played out!

  4. Christina says:

    Stop the presses! Woman reveals never-before known truth that childbirth can hurt a bit! Read all about it!

    • Elisabeth says:

      lmao…i was thinking the same thing

    • andrea says:

      I suppose this is all to make her more relatable to other women? “Oh, the pain! Oh, the unexpectedness! Oh, the aftermath! Amayrayt, moms? High 5 for motherhood!” I can’t say it’s not going to be effective, but it is turning into a schtick too many Hollywood women are working these days.

      • V4Real says:

        +1 and I will say it again as I did on a previous post about her and her 10 pounds….. Go spit.

      • Christina says:

        Yeah, it seems to be a trend with actresses or models who have little real talent to keep the public’s interest – drone on and on about your baby, as though no woman has ever been pregnant and given birth before.

        TBH, I’m not sure why this is such a succesful PR tactic. Maybe I’m weird, but I can think of few things LESS interesting than hearing about some stranger’s obstetric history. Please.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Marry me. I wonder what Noah’s cut is going to be. He career was all but moribund before he took he Q rating on a rocket ride to the moon via Placenta Power.

      Babies: They don’t just save broken marriages anymore!

      Wait, labour was painful? Frigging unique is what that is. I think it’s time to call ‘medicine’–it’ll be all this surprising turn. But she doesn’t play the condescending scold, so I guess it wasn’t just Giselle’s minions who got the ‘I’ll give a pregnant lady my seat on the train, but if I sense that you’re going to go ‘smug glow, I might take it back’ notice.

      However, I wouldn’t be averse to getting some training from her on being sympathetic and calculatingly dull, because she’ll killing it and no one’s lecturing me on how I’m supposed to pity the newly-minted ‘who, me?’ feminist icon.

      I mean, damn, girly couldn’t have been more hallowed in the eyes of the people if she gave birth amongst poxy livestock recruited to act as a metronome for an incompetent musician. The animals do smile. Just not when they’re around you, Beta Orphan.

  5. Isabel says:

    Ah well, at least she isn’t telling people how to give birth *oh hai Miranda Kerr/Giselle* Find it more honest that a woman actually admits it hurts instead of being tough and crap xD

  6. Veruca says:

    Who determined that blowing kisses was attractive?

    Between that, and the ‘two beautiful women facing each other with arched backs and hands on hips’ look, who wants to see the pictures anymore?

  7. Kasey says:

    LOL! No one told her about the pregnancy & birth process? Everyone should expect that and be happy if it goes better.
    Goodguggamugga! How old is she? I thought she was younger than me but she looks older like late 30s -early 40s. Maybe pregnancy really WAS that hard on her!

  8. erika says:

    Wow, she looks lovelier here than she has in years – since before the surgeries and crazy weight loss. Love her dress in the last photo (the hose, not so much.)

  9. ramona says:

    I do love that she admitted pregnancy and childbirth wasn’t a painless, elegant, perfect experience. Bless her cotton socks.

  10. aud says:


    I’m 3 months away from giving birth. Going to try natural but pretty sure I’ll be screaming for an epidural too lol.

    Worth it in the end. But damn birth is terrifying

    • WTF says:

      Be strong! And by strong I mean take all of the drugs that are offered to you before during and after the birth.

    • NerdMomma says:

      Don’t be scared! All of the ladies in my office love to sit around and trade birthing stories, and we all have crazy ones, but no matter how it goes, you’ll get through it! And you’ll laugh about it later. During, it’ll just be a blur! Congrats and good luck!

    • j.eyre says:

      The fear is worse than the actual event – honestly. I had a dr. look at the ultrasound image 2 weeks before my due date and said “that’s going to hurt.” I was nervous but it is not as bad as you think it is.

      I mean, it’s worse than getting a pedicure, but not as bad as your mind is making out. Congratulations and good luck!

    • Boo says:

      Yeah, the thing is that you imagine what the pain will feel like, and it feels different from any other pain you’ve ever felt, and you’re like, holy shit, I didn’t even know I could feel pain there! I had one kid without an epidural and the other two with the epidural, and I say, go for the epidural…but really, everyone’s different, and you may sail through it with minimal time (that’s another thing–the pain wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t (sometimes) last for hours and hours and hours) and pain.

      All the best to you! However it shakes out in the delivery room, you WILL get through it and like you said, it will be worth it!

    • Relli says:

      Actually giving birth was not as terrible as the aftermath for me. I opted for the epidural and the only thing i can say about is that it made it difficult for me to locate and isolate the muscles to push.

      But seriously the weeks following were insanely painful (I opted out of the narcos in order to heal faster), 8 weeks until the pain subsided, 18 months until I felt whole again.

    • Rjennica says:

      Dont be scared! Trust your doctors. I had a lot of MEN tell me what I should or shouldn’t do which drove me crazy. Finally I said how many babies have you had? It is da daunting experience because you are not in control and don’t know what to expect. Expect a beautiful baby and trust your instincts. If you feel you need the epidural then take it! I did and loved it. I was told I proposed to the pain doctor. Congratulations!

  11. sarah says:

    She looks really pretty in these pictures. Looks like she stopped messing with her face. That’s good.

  12. Happy21 says:

    She is looking so pretty these days!

    MEGAN, I hope you read this and see how much we all like you so much more when your not screwing with your face. You are a lovely girl and we are becoming fans so please don’t lose us ;)

  13. Miss Kiki says:

    Megan has been looking really good again lately, but tights and open toe shoes? Nope, no way, not ever.

  14. Angie says:

    here we go… A la Alba she is promoting her new career: Maternity.

    Those two are going to milk their babies until they can.

  15. mel2 says:

    childbirth is awesome!….not. hated it too.

  16. shewolf says:

    I dont think she is trying to relate to the average woman by talking about child birth. I think after you have your first baby its such an intense experience that you cant help but talk about it all the time. Not to mention she is probably being asked about it constantly!

    She looks lovely. I think she got a really bad wrap for no real reason. And I like the hose!

  17. Cait says:

    She looks amazing in that first picture.

  18. Abby says:

    she looks gorgeous. And I like her story. :-) I might come close to liking her these days…

  19. Elceibeno08 says:

    When I was in college during Bio 102, the teacher had the class watch a video of a swedish woman giving birth. I could not believe a vagina can open that wide. Some of the girls in class swore they would never have children.

    • Christina says:

      They’re in good company then! Helen Mirren attributes her decision not to have children to having been shown a similar ‘film’ in school.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      A friend of mine is an OB tech, and has said that she’s usually not sqeamish at all, but seeing episiotomies grosses her the heck out. She thinks they should show video of women getting episiotomies in school sex ed classes to promote abstinence. LoL

      When I was having my first baby the doctor kept asking if I wanted the big mirror so I could watch my baby come out. I was like, “Heck no! I don’t wanna see a huge baby head come out of there!” I was afraid it would ruin sex for me forever.

    • John Mama Besser says:

      College, huh? Would that we were afforded such a prolonged state of grace before innocence was snatched by the snatch film. I saw it for the first time when I was twelve. Then, again, and many more times. Did not help or deter, as three of the other girls in that room became mothers by that date in the next year. Lots of fifteen-year-olds with babies: there is your future, girls.

      As for the STDs? Slide one had me broken and shortened my life. It was Count
      Rugen and I was its Wesley.

      My vulva ran out the door and hasn’t been seen in years. I figure she’s trading tricks for coke–for the memories. I never even had the chance to teach her about irony.

  20. j.eyre says:

    I loved my hair after I got pregnant. It completely changed and I finally had wave and body. I was so enamored of it, I grew it out and have worn it long several times since. I also stopped putting it up so much because, after 35 years, I finally liked to look of it down.

    • Amy says:

      So weird, same thing happened to my mom (but in reverse!) after she gave birth to me! She has wavy, thick hair she hated her whole life. After she gave birth to me, her hair went limp and straight and lost all its body, probably due to the change in hormones? She ended up missing her thick, wavy hair which ended up coming back when she got knocked up with my sister two years later. So strange how pregnancy affects women differently!

  21. Debbie says:

    Yes she is the new alba it’s her only career option no actual work just talking about her kid, hopefully she keeps it to her and her kid alone. Although since this little pr machine has popped out she has been good about it. But she found her way to stay relevant and in the public eye.
    Next alba and garndner promise she’ll pull all the pap calls they have (i mean she has in the past so you know she will with her actual child). Here comes baby first vacation/photo op in Hawaii.

    I mean why isn’t she mention the movie at all in her press?

  22. Anna-fo-Fanna says:

    Okay, I hate to be this person, but I couldn’t overcome my baser instincts! It’s “I’m nauseated,” not, “I’m nauseous.” “I’m nauseous” means that you induce nausea in other people, not that you are feeling nauseated yourself.

  23. A says:

    Love her. She looks great! And what a bliss to hear a real labour story instead of those VS models BS.

  24. judyjudy says:

    There are seven billion people on the planet. That means seven billion babies someone gave birth to. Some people enjoy it, some people don’t, but the point is giving birth does not make you effing special.

  25. Celine says:

    I think it’s ridiculous to say she has great hair – it’s so obvious more than half of it is extensions, so it’s not even HER hair to be honest. Yes, it looks great, but with a lot of money, treatments and extensions it’s possible to make any hair look just as gorgeous.

  26. frankly says:

    I would rather hear this story than some, “It was so natural and beautiful and inspiring. I didn’t even have pain because I just yoga’d my way to bliss..” story any. day.

  27. Jen says:

    Haha I totally thought I was pregnant with a body snatching alien vampire baby! Glad I wasn’t the only one!

  28. amanda says:

    God some of you women are so gross and catty just beyong negative and have to find ANYTHING bad to point out I cant stand reading the comment sections cause of the
    pathetic nitpicking. Seriously do you think you are all perfect I understand celebs getting on your nerves like Kim and such but jeez
    oh she talks about her baby!! What a famewhore!

  29. John Mama Besser says:

    Stop all the clocks.

  30. Dima.B says:

    We all get older Megan, at some point you will think 40 is young.