Pregnant Minnie Driver Talks About Her Dog

The actress’ dog, Bubba, stayed by her side during morning sickness, she says.

Minnie Driver, who’s expecting her first baby next month, got some help during morning sickness from an unlikely source: her Labrador Retriever, Bubba.

“With this pregnancy I was very sick the first four months,” Driver told The New York Post. “My black Lab Bubba, my forever constant loving companion, knew it. He’d see me lying on the couch. He’d stay with me. He felt for me. But now I’m nearly there and feeling fit. I’m keeping athletic. Running with my dog four miles every day along the beach in Malibu. I’m going to walk this baby out. I always wanted to be a mommy.”

Driver says the baby’s father won’t be with her in the delivery room. “My mom and Aunt Serena will be with me, as will my best friends, a midwife, and a yoga teacher.”

Driver, whose movie, “Take,” is in theaters next week, says she’ll hire a nanny to help out after the baby’s born.

“But I intend to be a hands-on mommy,” she says. “I have two houses, so I’ve readied two rooms. Not pink or blue, because I don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, so I’ve just made them neutral and peaceful. Being traditional, if it’s a boy I’ll name him Thomas. A girl, Isabel … I just want to stay healthy.”

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