Britney Spears is encouraging pregnant Beyonce to take a break from her career when she gives birth - because it's important to "treasure" a baby's first moments.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker and her rapper husband Jay Z will become first-time parents early next year (12), and the R&B superstar plans to continue working right up until the tot's arrival.
She recently told the Associated Press, "When you are excited about something, you don't have to think about your energy. It is natural and comes from adrenaline. It is important that I don't look at this (pregnancy) as like an illness. I am not sick. I am the same woman and I have the same passions."
But Spears hopes her pop peer will put her feet up once the child is born.
Offering up her best piece of motherly advice, she tells MTV News, "Just embrace it (motherhood) fully... Do whatever you want to do.
"If you want to take two or three years off... because, you know, they (kids) grow so fast; it happens so fast. Just treasure the moments."
Spears has learned to juggle her renewed chart career being a mother to young sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, from her marriage to dancer Kevin Federline.
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