Jessica Alba "didn't leave the house" when she first became a mom.

The 'Little Fockers' actress - who is currently expecting her second child with husband Cash Warren - explained she found it difficult to balance being a mother with her acting career after she first gave birth to daughter Honor Marie two years ago.

She said: "After I had Honor I didn't leave the house for a while. It was all about changing diapers and feedings and still trying to get back in to the routine of my acting thing.

"I love what I do. But unless it's worth it, I'm not going to spend time away from my daughter. Before I had her, work was all I had. Now it's not."

However, being an experienced mom now has its benefits, as the 30-year-old beauty doesn't have the same "anxieties" she suffered when she was pregnant With Honor.

In an interview with Latina magazine, Jessica added: "The first time around, every moment was so new and terrifying and now I know what to expect. It's like, 'It's fine, I've been there before'.

"With Honor, I was constantly asking myself, 'Is she moving? Is her heart beating?' I'd worry about everything, and with this baby I don't have the same anxieties."