When it came to welcoming her first child, Megan Fox was prepared for the delivery to be a labor of love.
But, one contraction later, and the actress’s dreams of being drug-free went out the window.
“It hurts so bad. It was so intense,” Fox, 26, told Access Hollywood during a press junket for her new movie, This is 40.
“And I thought I was gonna be really tough and make it, I was gonna labor to like eight centimeters … but the first contraction I got was horrific!”
And with the pain level shooting sky-high from the start, Fox wasn’t shy about voicing her demands for medication to husband Brian Austin Green.
“I was screaming for an epidural when [Brian] was driving me to the hospital because my water broke on its own and I was immediately — it was level orange pain alert,” she recalls.
But, despite the unbearable pain, the first-time mom wanted to feel (and look!) her best for her baby boy’s big arrival.
“I had wet hair so I was trying to blow dry my hair before I went to the hospital because I didn’t want to go to the hospital with wet hair,” she explains with a laugh.
Fortunately, all the pain — and primping! — paid off in a big way when the couple welcomed now 10-week-old Noah Shannon.
“It’s exhausting, but it’s amazing and you can’t — until you have kids — imagine how much you could possibly love a human being,” she shares of her “super cute” son.
“It’s really intense and really overwhelming and amazing.”