Celebrities are using pregnancy contracts — would you?

There’s no denying that life changes after having a baby. And even with all the strides we’ve made toward gender equality (and the sweetest partner on the planet), the truth is that the burden of child-rearing typically falls to mom. If only there were a way to ensure a fair division of labor… Oh, but there is. Introducing the pregnancy contract.

Sort of like a prenup, a pregnancy contract (aka a pre-pup) outlines what is expected from each party during the pregnancy and after the baby is born.

Meghan Markle allegedly made her ex-husband, Trevor Engelson, sign one that stated that he would pay for a personal trainer and nutritionist if and when she got pregnant. (Not too shabby.) According to the story’s source (a “close friend” of Markle's who spoke to Daily Mail TV), the contract also mentioned how they would handle child care and nannies. And per Vanity Fair, Donald Trump had a similar contract with his wife Melania.

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Meghan Markle in Hollywood before becoming a royal
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EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 26: Meghan Markle attends COACH Legacy Photo Exhibit by REED KRAKOFF at Coach on August 26, 2006 in East Hampton, NY. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Meghan Markle during Kari Feinstein Pre-Emmy Style Lounge - Day Two in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR)
DEAL OR NO DEAL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DEAL OR NO DEAL -- Episode 235 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Gleave (3), Tameka Jacobs (21), Meghan Markle (24) -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DEAL OR NO DEAL -- Episode 236 -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DEAL OR NO DEAL -- Episode 228 -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Meghan Markle attends the DPA pre-Emmy Gift Lounge at the Peninsula Hotel on September 18, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
NFL CHARACTERS UNITE -- Panel with Sports Illustrated -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Andrew Toth/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2014 -- 'Suits' Session -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
USA NETWORK EVENTS -- '2013 USA Network Upfront at Pier 36 in New York City on Thursday, May 16, 2013' -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Ilya Savenok/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actress Meghan Markle arrives at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton on October 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actress Meghan Markle arrives at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton on October 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Meghan Markle arrives at the GQ Men Of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont Hotel on November 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Meghan Markle attends the TV Guide Magazine Hot List Party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on November 12, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Meghan Markle attends the London Global Gift Gala at ME Hotel on November 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Meghan Markle attends the UK Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Actress Meghan Markle attends American Ballet Theatre 2013 Opening Night Fall Gala at David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on October 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Model/actress Meghan Markle attends the Gala Tribute To Cate Blanchett during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on October 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Meghan Markle enters the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Meghan Markle attends the 2013 Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC Partners Charity Day at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Model Meghan Markle attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 17: Meghan Markle Amrican actress, spokesperson and model attends the 'Bridging the Gender Gap' special session at the Convention Centre on October 17, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. The summit, which is in its fifth year, connects and guides young talent from around the world with global leaders and public figures acting as One Young World counsellors. This year's theme is Peace and Conflict Resolution and will use Ireland's history as an example to guide discussion. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Model Meghan Markle attends an exclusive preview of the Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle collection on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ShopStyle)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Model Meghan Markle attends Peter Som during MADE Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Milk Studios on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Meghan Markle attends the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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Honestly? It’s not such a terrible idea. And look, maybe you don’t need to formalize it in a contract (the legal fees alone are enough to put us off), but having a discussion with your spouse about expectations and potential pitfalls before the baby arrives is actually pretty smart.

Relationship expert Dr. Terri Orbuch suggests discussing everything from dividing up responsibilities to how dynamics will change. This includes division of labor (think: changing diapers, night feeds, daycare and bedtime), finances (like creating a budget and figuring out how to save for expenses and education) and how this will or won’t affect your relationship. You might change your mind, but now’s the time to talk things over before you’re both covered in spit-up and can barely keep your eyes open. “Adding a third person to your mix is going to make things a little different. But don’t panic! Just be sure to discuss your hopes and fears together so you’re on the same page,” notes Orbuch.

And sure, there’s no guarantee that each party will stick to their side of the bargain, but it can’t hurt to have an honest exchange about how it’s going to go down when the baby is up and crying at 2 a.m.…and 4 a.m.…and 6 a.m.

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See pregnant celebs on the red carpet below:

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Pregnant celebs who stunned on red carpets
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PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Lea Seydoux attends the 'Cannes Film Festival : 70th Anniversary Party' at Palais Des Beaux Arts on September 20, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AXN)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 09: Clemence Poesy arrives at the 'Imperium' Premiere during the 42nd Deauville American Film Festival on September 9, 2016 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Olivia Wilde arrives at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival - 'Colossal' premiere held at Ryerson Theatre on September 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 10: Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley attend the CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04: A pregnant Teresa Palmer attends the premiere of 'Hacksaw Ridge' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 4, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Danny Martindale/FilmMagic)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08: Natalie Portman attends the premiere of 'Planetarium' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 8, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Actress Mila Kunis arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Bad Moms' at Mann Village Theatre on July 26, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Blake Lively attends 'The Shallows' World Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on June 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 19: Actress Teresa Palmer arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Lights Out' at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Lea Seydoux attends the 'Juste la Fin du Monde' Premiere at Mk2 Bibliotheque on September 15, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Leigh Lezark attends the Jonathan Simkhai fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nev Schulman and girlfriend Laura Perlongo attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Daniela Ruah arrives at CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Actress Tika Sumpter attend the screening after party for 'Southside With You' hosted by Miramax, Roadside Attractions & IM Global with The Cinema Society at Harolds Meat + Three at Arlo Hudson Square on August 24, 2016 in New York City (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actress Michelle Ang attends the Television Academy reception for Emmy nominated performers at Pacific Design Center on September 16, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 6: Leigh Lezark attends CHANEL Fine Jewelry Dinner in Honor of Keira Knightley at The Jewel Box, Bergdorf Goodman - Arrivals at Bergdorf Goodman on September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Model and designer Behati Prinsloo attends Behati Juicy Couture Black Label Launch at PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown on March 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Natalie Portman attends the premiere of 'Jackie' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 7, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Blake Lively attends the New York premiere of 'Cafe Society' hosted by Amazon & Lionsgate with The Cinema Society on July 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - JUNE 13: Actress Kerry Washington, Actors Inspiration Award Recipient, arrives at SAG-AFTRA Foundation 7th annual L.A. Golf Classic Fundraiser on June 13, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Olivia Wilde attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
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