Mother of three Jennifer Garner insists giving birth is 'the most romantic day' as fellow mom Kristen Bell bluntly says it looks 'like a homicide'

  • Jennifer, 47, sat down with Kristen, 39, and three other moms to talk about parenting in the season four premiere of Momsplaining with Kristen Bell
  • When an expectant mom named Emily admitted she's starting to get 'nervous' about going into labor, Jennifer assured her 'it is the most romantic day' 
  • Kristen, however, said 'it's gonna look like a homicide' with lots of blood 
  • The Good Place star also admitted that she wet herself when she was pregnant with her first daughter Lincoln and went to the doctor thinking her water broke 
  • Kristen has daughters Lincoln, six, and Delta, four, with husband Dax Shepard 
  • Jennifer shares a son Samuel, seven, and daughters Seraphina, 10, and Violet, 13, with her ex-husband Ben Affleck 

Jennifer Garner and Kristen Bell have revealed that they have two drastically different views about giving birth, with the former calling it a 'romantic day' and the other saying it looks 'like a homicide.'   

In the season four premiere of Momsplaining with Kristen Bell, the two actresses sat down with a group of moms to talk about parenting. Expectant mom Emilie Haskell explained that she is five months pregnant with her first child and 'starting to get a little bit nervous about labor.'   

'I think it is the most romantic day you’ll ever experience,' said Jennifer, who shares a son Samuel, seven, and daughters Seraphina, 10, and Violet, 13, with her ex-husband Ben Affleck.

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Dishing: Jennifer Garner (left) sat down with Kristen Bell (right) and three other moms to talk about parenting in the season four premiere of Momsplaining with Kristen Bell

Dishing: Jennifer Garner (left) sat down with Kristen Bell (right) and three other moms to talk about parenting in the season four premiere of Momsplaining with Kristen Bell

She knows! When an expectant mom named Emilie admitted she's starting to get 'nervous' about going into labor, Jennifer assured her 'it is the most romantic day you'll ever experience'

She knows! When an expectant mom named Emilie admitted she's starting to get 'nervous' about going into labor, Jennifer assured her 'it is the most romantic day you'll ever experience'

Keeping it (very) real: Kristen, however, said 'it's gonna look like a homicide' with lots of blood

Keeping it (very) real: Kristen, however, said 'it's gonna look like a homicide' with lots of blood

Kristen, who has daughters Delta, four, and Lincoln, six, with her husband Dax Shepard, had a much different take. 

'You’re a better person than I am because I was gonna say, "It’s gonna look like a homicide,"' she admitted. 'There is way more blood than you think there should be.'

The Good Place star went on to advise Emilie to throw away her birth plan 'because it's never going to happen like that.'

Kristen recounted being pregnant with her first daughter Lincoln and calling her doctor because she thought her water had broke.   

Looking for advice: Moms Megan Safar, Deanna Clower, and Emilie Haskell (left to right) all had different questions for the actresses

Looking for advice: Moms Megan Safar, Deanna Clower, and Emilie Haskell (left to right) all had different questions for the actresses 

Candid: Kristen advised expectant moms to throw away their birth plans 'because it's never going to happen like that'

Candid: Kristen advised expectant moms to throw away their birth plans 'because it's never going to happen like that'

'She gets me on the examination table. She goes, "Huh? So you said your water broke?" And I said, "Yeah, definitely. It was a big splash on my bathroom floor,"' she explained. 'And she goes, "OK. Your water didn't break, but it's quite possible you peed your pants."' 

Another mom in the group, Deanna Clower, said she is on maternity leave after giving birth to a three-month-old baby, and she wanted to know when she would start feeling like herself again.  

'The answer’s never. You’re not gonna,' Kristen said, as Jennifer shook her head in agreement. 'Because you’re a different self. And it’s important to talk to others. Momming is hard, but it’s worth it.'

The actresses also gave advice to Megan Safar, a mom who has a three-year-old and a four-year-old who are just 11 months apart. 

Support system: Kristen's husband Dax Shepard is pictured giving her a back rub while she was in labor with their daughter Delta, who is now four

Support system: Kristen's husband Dax Shepard is pictured giving her a back rub while she was in labor with their daughter Delta, who is now four 

Family: The couple also has a six-year-old daughter named Lincoln. Kristen is pictured with her girls in July

Family: The couple also has a six-year-old daughter named Lincoln. Kristen is pictured with her girls in July 

Full house: Jennifer shares a son Samuel, seven, and daughters Seraphina, 10, and Violet, 13, with her ex-husband Ben Affleck. She is pictured with her kids in August 2018

Full house: Jennifer shares a son Samuel, seven, and daughters Seraphina, 10, and Violet, 13, with her ex-husband Ben Affleck. She is pictured with her kids in August 2018 

She wanted to know how to handle her children's tantrums, admitting to Kristen that calling them by their full names just doesn't work.  

'You have to just be like, ‘Can you believe this little s**t is having a tantrum?' Jennifer advised as the women laughed. 'I would say that is the mindset.'

Kristen, meanwhile, revealed her husband Dax has a surefire approach for handling their daughters' temper tantrums that she has found to be helpful. 

'He says, "Sometimes when they’re having a tantrum, treat 'em like the hot girl in high school: Just ignore 'em and then they’ll come to you,"' she shared. 'I thought that was so silly when he said it, and then it actually works.' 

Mother of three Jennifer Garner insists giving birth is 'the most romantic day'

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