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Karolina Kurkova Describes Her Son’s Water Birth!

It’s not an option every mom wants to consider, but for supermodel Karolina Kurkova, there was no doubt in her mind that she wanted to give birth to her son at home – and in the water.

She tells Access Hollywood Lives Billy Bush that she knew from the start she’d want a natural childbirth. She and husband Archie Drury chose a midwife and a doula to help with the delivery, and got a birthing pool for their New York apartment.

“I really wanted to do it in the water because it’s better for the baby to be born in the water – from water to water – and it’s less painful for the mom,” she explains.

It proved true in her case. Karolina’s active labor lasted less than three hours, and she took her mind off the pain by focusing on helping get the baby out.

Little Tobin Jack arrived safely and healthy, a moment his mom calls “an incredible experience.”

That was three years ago. Will Karolina bring out the birthing pool again anytime soon? Not quite yet. “I want to enjoy [Tobin] first and learn everything and really spend time with him,” she says.

Her story is actually a nice change from all the recent reports of celebs scheduling C-sections and renting out million-dollar maternity suites. It certainly must have been more intimate and less stressful delivering at home without paparazzi and reporters hiding out in a hospital lobby.

But when Tobin eventually learns about his birth story, Karolina shouldn’t be surprised if his reaction is more “Ewww!” than “Cool!” Kids are kids, after all.

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]

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