It's been just a few weeks since Ciara revealed that she's expecting her first child, the Body Party singer opened up with People magazine why she waited to confirm that she was pregnant.
She revealed that she kept it a secret from her close friends and even her parents at first.
"When something like this happens, especially with this being my first time, I think it's important that I do things on my time. Some people that I know like friends or people that I may not talk to every day but I have a really good relationship with-- they may ask me questions about the rumor and I felt so bad because I told them a story."
She went on to explain that she had good intentions as to why she didn't tell her mom and dad that was expecting a baby with singer and fiancè Future.
"I wanted to see them in person. Of course with my schedule I travel so much so it was really hard to be able to tell everyone the way I wanted to."
While she stays quiet about the gender and when the baby is actually due, she said she is pretty much ready to pop.
"I'm not too far from being in the delivery room."
Her and Future's wedding date has also been kept on the hush. Ciara said that the timing, however, could not have been better.
"[Our] wedding plans happened in perfect order and in conjunction to me having a baby. So it's perfect."
Ciara has also teamed up Degree for women and is using the partnership to help inspire and encourage others. Take a look at what she said about it in the video below.