From Lobbies To Selfies, These Celebrities Have Some Pretty Wild Childbirth Stories
Besides the aches, cravings, and mood swings commonly associated with being pregnant, expecting a baby can be a lot of fun. Choosing baby names and deciding where and how the baby will be born makes it to the top of most to-do lists.
Most importantly, women need to prepare their partners for childbirth. They may not be able to experience labor, but they sure can read about it. Also, it is good that partners learn how they can contribute to the birthing process.
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Couples should also attend birthing classes together and never be shy about conversations related to childbirth. They may be uncomfortable, but an informed spouse is in a better position to offer support when a baby comes.
Incredible celebrity birth stories
Most women give birth to their babies in hospitals; some women prefer home. But sometimes, babies don’t give their mothers much of a choice. They just show up whenever they want and wherever.
These celebrities have some dramatic and pretty amazing birth stories.
On Monday, Seth Meyers made a special announcement on his show, Late Night With Seth Meyers. His wife, Alexi Ashe, had given birth to their second son, Alex Strahl Meyers, on April 8.
But the little boy wasn’t keen on waiting to get to a hospital. Alexi went into labor in their NYC apartment elevator. Eventually, the baby was delivered on the floor of the lobby.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan from The Walking Dead actually helped deliver his twins. In an interview with Howard Stern, Morgan said he was just observing when he got pushed in. Next thing he knows, he was pulling out the twins.
Actress Busy Phillips went extreme when she helped deliver her own baby by herself. With help from doctors, she was able to guide her baby out of her womb with her own hands.
Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik had a different kind of helper at her delivery. Her then 3-year-old son, Miles, sat in a high chair eating cereal while Bialik pushed out her second son, Frederick.
Kourtney’s son Mason was born with camera’s rolling for Keeping Up With the Kardashians. He is perhaps one of the more popular celebrity babies born on reality television. Fans of the show got push-by-push updates on the entire birth.
In 2006, Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt in Namibia. Her doctor had to fly into the country from New York. Handy dad Brad Pitt was in the delivery room, and he even got to cut the placenta. Talk about teamwork.
Birth by the sea
Water births were once regarded as awkward and ambitious, but they are becoming quite popular. It is said to be easier for both baby and mother as the water produces a calming effect.
One woman in Egypt decided to go the extra mile by giving birth in the Red Sea in Dahab, Egypt. She was assisted by her husband and another gentleman who appears to be a medical professional.
A tourist filmed the entire event, and the video has gone viral. While it may inspire some other mothers to do the same, Dr. Saima Aftab, who works at a children’s hospital in Miami, says this kind of water birth is dangerous and unsafe.
What are your thoughts on water births?