NEW YORK (AP) _ Britney Spears is loving life as a pregnant woman _ the cravings, watching sonograms and especially the sex. ``I think it's better than it was before,'' Spears tells People magazine in the issue on newsstands Friday. ``I think it's best. Sex is crazy good.''

The 23-year-old pop star, who's due this fall, says that she's been battling ``horrible'' morning sickness and been dealing with the hormone swings that have caused her to lose her temper, ``like twice.'' But otherwise, Spears says she's in ``nesting mode'' and finds being pregnant ``empowering.''

``I think it brings out a pure side of you,'' she says.

After first seeing a sonogram of her baby, Spears was speechless.

``You can't really say anything. I was emotional. I think it's the best feeling in the world.''

Spears says that she hasn't yet tried to find out whether it's a boy or a girl _ but doesn't expect it to be her last, regardless. She ultimately wants three children and doesn't plan to return to her day job soon.

``I'm sure there's going to come a time when I get back to work again, but it'll be a totally different way of life than it was before,'' she says.

Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline, are also currently starring in their reality show on UPN, ``Britney and Kevin: Chaotic.'' The six-episode series features pre-pregnancy home videos of the couple's dating, engagement and wedding.

``It's so different for me, doing something like this,'' said Spears of the show. ``My friends think it's cool.''


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