Celeb birth stories
Celebs open up and share their memorable birth stories.
Jessica Alba didn’t make a sound when she gave birth and recalls the experience as being “really Zen,” and told OK! magazine that instead of it being painful, “The labour was more like meditation. I did yoga breathing. I was focused."
Nicole Richie made jokes and only asked for an epidural after the pain got really bad. She watched in a mirror as her daughter came out and even wrote a goodluck note to Christina Aguilera who was in labour two doors down.
Christina Aguilera arrived at the maternity ward in full hair and makeup, but she had a long labour before her son was delivered. She couldn't dilate past 4cm and they had to deliver the baby by C-section.
After the doctor pulled Busy Philipps’ baby’s head and shoulders out the doctor asked her, “Do you want to pull your baby out? Give me your hands,” and then she pulled her own baby out. Busy describes that moment as incredible.
Christina Appelgate was in labour for 18 hours and although she initially decided to have an epidural it didn’t happen. Christina didn’t like the feeling of numbness and decided to go all the way, feeling all the pain.
Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey got tribal and danced to Brazilian music. Camila laboured for 60 hours and even refused an epidural. But when the vacuum didn’t work the baby had to be delivered by C-section.
Gisele Bundchen didn’t feel any pain when she gave birth to her child in a bathtub. "It didn't hurt in the slightest. The whole time my mind was focused in each contraction on the thought, my baby is closer to coming out,” she told Brazilian TV.
When Goldie Hawn gave birth to Kate Hudson there was a bit of a mix-up. “I had a C-section, I had my nails done ... and all of sudden, out she comes and they said, 'It’s a boy!' And then they said again, 'Oh, no it’s a girl!’’’ Oops!
After Kate Hudson’s hips weren’t opening and she wasn’t dilating the doctors said she could go home. But since the paparazzi stalked her to the hospital Kate didn’t feel like dodging them again and instead insisted on a C-section.