Christina Aguilera has reportedly scheduled a Caesarean section for January 10.
The "Dirrty" singer - who is expecting her first child with her music executive husband Jordan Bratman - has allegedly decided to go for the operation to avoid the pain of natural childbirth.
A source close to the star said, "Christina has a C-section scheduled for January 10 but she might need to push the date of the delivery up."
Despite having a baby shower earlier this month, Christina - who turned 27 yesterday - is planning another event for her family and close friends.
The source added, "Christina will be having a second baby shower at the Hotel Bel-Air over Christmas with just her friends."
Christina and Jordan are said to be considering the names Jackson, Jake and Max for their first-born.
An insider said, "Although Christina and Jordan want to make up their minds on a name before the birth, part of them wants to wait and see what the baby's personality is like before assigning a name for life."