Kate Hudson has quipped that she needs her neighbour Reese Witherspoon to bring her a shot of whiskey to induce her labour.

The 'Almost Famous' star is heavily pregnant with her first child, a little girl, with her actor boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, 32, and took to her Instagram Stories to drool over the cocktail recipes in her famous pal's new book, 'Whiskey in a Teacup' on Monday (24.09.18).

The 39-year-old beauty, who could give birth at any minute, jokingly asked the 'Big Little Lies' star to send a sample round to set off her waters.

She told her followers: ''I saw everyone else getting them. I was like what the...

''What I really want to try is this.

''But, I can't.

''Listen, Reese is my neighbour - just bring the whiskey. I don't need the teacup.

''I figure a little shot of whiskey could put me into labour.

''I'm looking for that chapter right now ... how do southern girls get labour going?''

Kate - who already has 14-year-old Ryder and seven-year-old Bingham with ex-partner Matt Bellamy - appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' last week, and warned host Ellen that she could give birth at ''any second''.

She also admitted she hasn't chosen a name for her new arrival yet, but she and her beau have a few in mind.

She laughed: ''Let's just say you've probably never had anyone this pregnant on your show. [My] water could go any second.''

And when asked if she or Danny have any ideas for a moniker for their little girl, she said: ''We have a couple of them and we're going to decide when the day comes.''

Kate announced her pregnancy with an adorable gender reveal video on her Instagram account in April.

She wrote: ''SURPRISE!!! If you've wondered why I've been so absent on my social channels it's because I have never been more sick! It was the most sick first trimester of all my children.

''We have been trying to keep this pregnancy under the radar for as long as possible but I'm a poppin now! And it's too darn challenging to hide, and frankly hiding is more exhausting then just coming out with it! My kids, Danny, myself and the entire family are crazy excited! A little girl on the way (sic)''