Josh Duhamel can't wait to see his wife give birth.

The 40-year-old actor and 37-year-old Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie are expecting their first child together and Josh plans to be present in the birthing suite, although Fergie has made some demands.

He told chat show host Chelsea Handler: ''I will be there. She says that I can't be anywhere below right [the chest]. You know, because some women get nervous about the actual birthing process.''

When Chelsea joked: ''Some men don't recover from that in all fairness,'' Josh said: ''But for me. I think it's a beautiful thing.''

The 'Safe Haven' actor also revealed he and Fergie have been trying to start a family for some time.

He said: ''We've been trying for the last year or so. We've been trying for this for quite a while.''

Josh previously insisted the couple have been happily married since 2009 because they are first and foremost, best friends.

He said: ''We're a lot more alike than I think people think, we keep it simple, we're very communicative. I just genuinely like her and she likes me and it's about as simple as that.''