Nick Lachey Will Coach Vanessa In Delivery Room – From The Waist Up

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo attend Mohegan Sun's 15th Anniversary Celebration at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on October 22, 2011 Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo attend Mohegan Sun's 15th Anniversary Celebration at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on October 22, 2011

Dad-to-be Nick Lachey says he’ll be there for wife Vanessa Lachey when she welcomes their first child – at least, from the waist up.

“I’ve been told – because that’s what happens now, I’m told things – that it’s going to be a waist-up situation, if you know what I mean,” Nick told Kelly Ripa on Tuesday morning as he co-hosted on “Live! With Kelly” for a second day.

“I’m gonna be there, I’m gonna be supportively there, holding hands, and coaching, breathing, all that good stuff,” he continued. “But apparently I won’t be down below, seeing what’s happening. I’ll be up above, helping.”

Adding with a laugh, “My work there is done! I was successful there. So we’ll keep it waist-up.”

On Monday, Nick, 38, announced that he and his 31-year-old “Wipeout” host wife are expecting their first child.

“She’s due late summer/early fall,” Nick told Kelly. “It’s fun, the whole experience.”

Last month, Vanessa stopped by Access Hollywood Live, where she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that the couple is hoping for three kids – at least.

“Three is the magic number,” Vanessa said at the time. “We would love to, ultimately, just have them be happy and healthy, but if I had a choice, I’d have two or three boys, then a girl.”

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