Brie Bella on giving birth: 'I can stand pain because of my career'

Brie Bella is gearing up to deliver her first child.

“I’m preparing for a natural birth. I hope I can stick with that, but obviously I’m open to medical help if need be. You don’t know what can happen,” explained the 33-year-old former WWE Diva to Fit Pregnancy and Baby Magazine for their April issue.


“The baby could come early, or you could need an emergency C-section,” she added. “So much of that scares me! But I know I can stand pain because of my career. I’ll never forget the first time I stepped into a ring and was told to flip myself over another person — to do the ‘sunset flip.’ It hurt so badly. Childbirth is going to be more painful than wrestling, but I know I will survive.”

Bella is expecting her first child with husband Bryan Danielson, a wrestler who goes by Daniel Bryan in the ring. She retired from WrestleMania to focus on the upcoming birth, but is still eager to share her experience in front of a large audience.

“The ‘Total Bellas’ film crew is going to follow me into the delivery room,” she explained on having the reality TV series chronicle the arrival of her baby. “I’m going to allow them to document me giving birth and having this little miracle. But they won’t be with me and Bryan for a few weeks after the baby’s born.


"It’s such a special time that I don’t want the cameras interfering. I’m not even interested in being on social media. I just want my husband and me to be a couple figuring out that first month privately. We plan to enjoy every moment without a producer saying, ‘Hey, can we move everything over here?’ I just want to it on the couch and breastfeed my baby.”

Bella also told the publication that she was having baby girl and her name will be Birdy Joe Danielson.

“Joe, her middle name, is after my grandfather — his name was Joseph, and he meant the world to me,” she said. “Birdy is because of my husband and his whole family are B’s. And he married me, a B too, so his one request was that our kids have B names. I didn’t realize how hard it was to find girl B names, but we both came across Birdy and we knew that was it!”