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10 Celeb Moms Incredible Birth Stories


  • Busy Philipps pulled her own baby out. 1 of 10
    Busy Philipps pulled her own baby out.
    The star of Cougar Town proved she’s got balls on and off the screen when she pulled her own daughter, Birdie, during childbirth two years ago. “After my doctor got [Birdie’s] head and shoulders out, she asked, ‘Do you want to pull your baby out? Give me your hands,’” Philipps told us. “I didn’t even know my midwife took a picture of me with my hands pulling my daughter out. It was an incredible experience.”
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub fired her doctor. 2 of 10
    Mary Lynn Rajskub fired her doctor.
    When the 24 star gave birth to her son two years ago, she planned on giving birth quietly in a hospital. But after her OB/GYN told Rajskub two weeks before her due date, “Let's schedule a C-section, because I'm leaving town,” the comedienne fired her doc and hired a doula. All went well, until Rajskub was emergency-rushed to the hospital for a C-section where she confronted…yes, the same doctor she fired! Awkward.
  • Mayim Bialik let her firstborn watch her give birth to her second son. 3 of 10
    Mayim Bialik let her firstborn watch her give birth to her second son.

    The mother of two openly discussed allowing her firstborn to watch the birth of her second born. “Miles was able to watch the whole thing from his high chair while eating granola,” Bialik stated. “We prepared him with videos about homebirth that our midwife prepared. Even during, I said, ‘If Miles wants to go the next room he can!’ But he said, ‘No, I’m fine!’ He got freaked out by the blood, but it was still nice."
  • Gisele Bundchens labor didn’t hurt in the slightest. 4 of 10
    Gisele Bundchens labor didn't hurt in the slightest.
    No drugs, no problem for Victoria’s Secret supermodel Gisele. Giving birth to her first child this past December, the wife of football pro Tom Brady told Brazilian TV that her natural birth wasn’t painful at all. “My delivery was in a bathtub. I wanted to be very aware and present during the birth…I didn’t want to be drugged up,” Bundchen stated. "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.'” Oh, if we could all be so lucky.
  • When Sarah Shahis water brokeshe went shopping? 5 of 10
    When Sarah Shahis water brokeshe went shopping?
    When The L Word actress realized her water had broken, she went…shopping. “I told my husband [Steve Howey], ‘I want to go, I don’t want to sit around and wait for the labor,’” Shahi admitted to Pregnancy. “I was having contractions walking through the shoe department, then we went to American Apparel and the liquor store — I bought a bottle of brandy!”
  • Kate Hudson got stalked by paparazzi on the way tothe hospital. 6 of 10
    Kate Hudson got stalked by paparazzi on the way tothe hospital.

    Kate Hudson hadn’t planned on getting a C-section. It was a matter of convenience. "I was going to get induced because the baby was so big. Then my hips weren't opening and I wasn't dilating. My contractions were two to five minutes apart and I couldn't feel anything,” Hudson told Blackfilm.com. “The doctor said I could go home, but it was such a pain in the butt to get to the hospital because we were being stalked by photographers. I said, ‘I just don't want to do this again. Let's just have a C-section.’ And so I got drugged up."
  • Jessica Alba didnt make a sound. 7 of 10
    Jessica Alba didnt make a sound.
    "She didn't make a sound. It was amazing," husband Cash Warren told OK! Magazine shortly after the birth of their daughter, Honor Marie, two years ago. Alba called her natural childbirth experience “really Zen,” adding that instead of painful, “the labor was more like meditation. I did yoga breathing. I was focused."
  • Joely Fisher was surrounded by a ton of friends. 8 of 10
    Joely Fisher was surrounded by a ton of friends.
    For the birth of her second child back in 2006, Fisher and hubby, Christopher Duddy, decided to skip the hospital and turn the event into a house party. “I decided to have [daughter True Harlow] at home and had a lot of friends around,” Fisher stated. “Of course her father was there. And of course, the doctor, the doula, the midwife, the butcher, baker and candlestick maker.”
  • Kaitlin Olson went into labor at the Phillies/Dodgers game. 9 of 10
    Kaitlin Olson went into labor at the Phillies/Dodgers game.

    It’s only appropriate that the product of two stars from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia start his entry to the world at a Phillies game. The son of Always Sunny actors Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney forced his parents to leave Dodger Stadium before the final inning. “As soon as Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run, we felt comfortable leaving to go have our baby,” Olson joked to People.com. “We love him like crazy, even though he made us miss the second half of the game.”
  • Erykah Badu tweeted her birth. 10 of 10
    Erykah Badu tweeted her birth.
    Badu and beau Jay Electronica wanted the world to know they were having daughter, Mars Merkaba, so they tweeted the girl’s birth in real time last February. Starting with "Morning, I'm in labor” then escalating to "I see the head, full of hair” and later, "Feb. 1 2009 my first child, my daughter born at 130 PM exactly,” Badu may have had the most public celebrity birth in history.

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