Jessica Alba used hypnobirthing techniques to keep the 2008 birth of her daughter, Honor, drug-free and “really zen.”
After having two children via natural birth in 1999 and 2001, Crawford became such an advocate of it that she created webisodes detailing her experience on Mybestbirth.com, a website owned by Ricki Lake.
After having a drug-free water birth for her son, Benjamin, in early 2010, Gisele Bundchen told Brazilian television that the birth “wasn’t painful, not even a little bit.” Even her recovery was easy.
After giving birth to her first child in January 2011, the Victoria's Secret model and wife of actor Orlando Bloom blogged, “I did natural birth too, no drugs or pain killers!!!” Is this a supermodel thing or what?!
Nicole Richie had a labor experience easy enough to make any mom envious. “The birth was mellow,” she told reporters. “I don't know what time I went into labor but I pushed for 10 minutes. Three pushes and [daughter Harlow] was out."
The Cougar Town star took it one step further and helped out with her own natural birth in 2008. After the baby's head and shoulders cleared, Busy Philipps pulled the baby the rest of the way herself.
Kourtney Kardashian made waves when she invited cameras into the birthing room of son Mason Disick in late 2009, medication and all.
Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first daughter, Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday, 7 January 2012 via natural birth.
Rebecca Gayheart has given birth to her second child, Georgia Geraldine, with Grey's Anatomy actor Eric Dane on 31 December 2011 via natural birth.
Laila Ali hadn't planned on using medication to get through childbirth, but when complications forced her to consider the epidural, she went for it and never looked back.
Kate Hudson originally planned not to have the epidural drug but when doctors told her she would have “a really long labor” with son, Ryder, back in 2004, she decided the epidural would be best. She said afterwards that she was "drugged up".
Britney Spears told Elle magazine in 2005 that she preferred C-sections, but if it wasn’t possible, "I'll be like, 'Epidural, please!' ... I don't want to go through the pain."
Spears isn't the only pop star to opt out of childbirth pains. Just before giving birth to her son in 2008, Christina Aguilera told Hello! magazine that she requested the epidural injection.
While Holmes received an epidural for relief from the pain of giving birth to little Suri in 2006, according to reports, she did maintain the Scientology practice of silent birth. Her husband, Tom Cruise, called her “a champ” for it.
After Jolie's first biological child, Shiloh, was born via C-section in 2006, Jolie told Vanity Fair: “I had a C-section and I found it ... a fascinating miracle of what a body can do."
When the former Spice Girl and wife of soccer star David Beckham opted for multiple C-sections for her sons, the internet buzzed with rumors that Lady Beckham was “too posh to push.”
Tori Spelling's reaction when her doc, who also delivered Angelina Jolie’s baby, Shiloh, told her he needed to perform an emergency C-section: “I asked Dr. Rothbart if he’d do a good job, and he said, 'Well, Angelina didn't complain.'"
Tina Fey had a short and quick birth. She opted for the epidural because she did not want to feel any pain.
Kate Winslet wanted a natural childbirth for her second kid, Joe Alfie, in 2003 like she did her first, Mia Honey, in 2000, but she resorted to an epidural after 14 hours of labor.