Here is a list - see if you can add more!!!
Stephen & Tabitha King
Lucy Lawless (Xena)
Pamela Anderson (twice! waterbirths! nursed for a year!)
Kenny Loggins & his wife (unplanned unassisted!)
John Leguiziamo & his wife
Thandie Newton (actress)
Kelly Preson & John Travolta
Demi Moore (I'm not 100% sure of this one - anyone?)
Richard Thomas (JohnBoy from the Waltons) & his partner
Bobby McFerrin (and his partner)
You forgot Lenny Kravitz! (with Lisa Bonet)
I got the following off of www.midwives.net (I couldn't find any further sources for these names though):
Val and Joanne Whaley-Kilmer
Woody Harrellson and wife/girlfriend
Michael Landon and wife
According to John Travolta both of their children were born in the hospital but quietly and without medication. I saw an interview with him and I remember him saying how proud he was of his wife and that when she was near the end with #2 said "Maybe next time I'll get the epidural" but I think a few of us have said that in the heat of the moment
I just remembered another one - Paulina Porsicova & Rik Okasic (sp?) of the cars. Her mom was a midwife and was with her when she had her two sons at home.
Thanks for the added info on Demi Moore! That is fabulous!
I think it's really cool when celebs "come out" about their birthing experience - assuming it's a good experience that is
I am bummed when I read about several model/actresses recently that elected to have c-sections so that they could have a tuck at the same time: Elizabeth Hurley, Claudia Schiffer and Toni Braxton come to mind. Oh, and I lost a lot of respect for Kelly Rippa when she stated on her morning show that all of her kids were born by C so she is still "tight" down there :
and kelly ripa said she "tried labor" each time, but never progressed so had c/s all three times. i don't think she was trying to preserve her vagina, but rather is trying to make herself feel better about missing out on the birth she wanted.
and toni braxton is not a very informed mother. she said she was going to bottle-feed so she could have a life. whatever.
celebrities are so fruity.
When I dj'd and was pregnant with dd, I interviewed the old bass player for the Black Crowes, Johnny Colt. He and his wife had a homebirth and were very AP. He'd started a new band and the other 2 guys had homebirths with their wives, too. I was already planning my HB at the time so we were chatting it up so much that we barely spent any time on air promoting them. It was the coolest experience to have these 3 guys telling me all about homebirth and the AP life. They weren't celebrities, but they were rockers so they kinda fall in that catagory.
I believe that John Travolta and his wife are Christian Scientist so they don't practice the use of drugs in birth. I think I'd heard they were homebirthers as well. I don't think they vax either.
I have to say, though, it is heartening to hear about famous people raising their kids AP. Hey, whatever works to make it cool and spread the word.
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Evergreen- Loving my girls Dylan age8, Ava age 4 and baby Georgia (6/3/11).
I mean, who else can have a stripper pole installed in the bedroom just for their lover (Kid Rock) AND aspire to be a cage dancer for his road shows AND extended breastfeed?
My favorite Howard Stern shows are when Pam is on...she made out with Howard once and he really appreciated it, it seems. Very sweet.
also Kenny Loggins and his wife...
Hope there are more some day...
...also one of Pat Boone's non-celebrity daughters had her baby at home soon after Debbie Boone had her twins. Pat Boone was quite impressed by the calmness of the baby's demeanor compared with the grandchildren he had witnessed as they were born at a hospital.
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