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 Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

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Actress Hayden Panettiere with her boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko

Actress Hayden Panettiere with her boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko

Hayden Panettiere attend the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Hayden Panettiere attend the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Hayden Panettiere wants to “empower” her daughter.

The 25-year-old actress is expecting her first child with her fiancé, heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko.

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Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

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Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

And while she's eager for her December due date to arrive already, the star is also looking forward to the years ahead when she can teach their baby important life lessons.

"I'm so ready to hold my baby girl—I'm going to be a very hands on mum," she told the US edition of Hello! magazine.

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"I'm thrilled that I am having a girl first because I feel like I know a lot about raising a strong woman,” she explained. “I feel very empowered myself and I think my daughter will, too.”

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Hayden Panettiere attend the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Hayden Panettiere attend the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Hayden Panettiere attend the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Hayden has opened up about her weight gain during pregnancy in the past. The 5-foot-2-inch star recently told the British edition of Hello! she started out weighing 106 pounds, and now weighs “around 145”.

She’s admitted her change in shape has been a little uncomfortable. But she believes being fit before the baby has helped her tremendously.

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“And the worst part is that my feet are still size five and they're going, ‘What's going on with all this weight?' They're about to snap from underneath me with the strain,” she recently lamented, adding optimistically: "I'm still quite muscular, so if you're running around carrying 40 pounds of extra weight, you're going to build extra muscle.”

The star credits her mother and her fiancé Wladimir with keeping her as comfortable as possible.

And while she’s looking forward to exchanging vows, Hayden has insisted there’s no rush.

"I'll tell you one thing for sure: I am not walking down the aisle 40 pounds heavier than usual in a wedding dress with a huge pregnancy belly stitched in," she mused. "Not happening."

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