Bethenny Frankel: “I’m Too Neurotic to Give Birth in My Bathtub” Like Gisele

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Bethenny Frankel is pretty frank about her birthing plan!

"I'm too neurotic to give birth in my bathtub," the Real Housewives of New York City star tells, referencing supermodel Gisele Bundchen's all-natural labor. "I'd be like, 'How are we ever going to clean this mess up?' In the middle of labor, I'd be telling my assistant to get Brillo pads."

Instead, she admits that "there will be drugs involved." And unlike Bundchen, she says she doesn't "need to be a hero."

Frankel, 39, is due in June with her first child with fiance Jason Hoppy, but she already knows how to have the perfect pregnancy.

Her top tips?

Look to Seasoned Vets
The chef and author of her second cookbook, The Skinnygirl Dish, looks to fellow reality star parents for advice, including moms Alex McCord — who offered to throw a baby shower — and Ramona Singer, who Frankel says has been supportive.

"She's been like, 'You have to sit down. You have to put your seat belt on,'" Frankel tells Us. "She's very nurturing and even asked to be in the delivery room, which I'm laughing at."

Prep Those Boobs
Even Lisa Rinna is offering up advice!

"I want to nurse," Frankel says, adding that the star told her "to rub my nipples with a dry towel during the last six weeks of pregnancy" to prep them for the soreness that comes with breast-feeding.

Put Your Man to Work
Entrepreneur Hoppy, 38, is the one reading What to Expect When You're Expecting, she says.

Plus, she says he is already a good father.

"He puts his head on the belly and talks to the baby, which is really cute," she tells Us. "He'll be like, 'Hi baby. We can't wait to meet you.'"

For more pregnancy tips — how to keep things hot in the bedroom and why you should satisfy your sweet tooth — from the reality star, pick up the newest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands today!

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