Contributed by Celebrity Baby Scoop
Model-actress Josie Maran and her husband Ali Alborzi welcomed their second child, a second daughter named Indi Joon, on Sunday, July 1. Baby Indi weighed in at 7.5 pounds and measured 20 inches in length.
The baby was born via planned water birth after a 4-hour labor attended by midwives in the backyard of the family's farm.
Alyson Hannigan has quickly become one of our favorite celebrity moms since the birth of her first child, Satyana, in March 2009. Since Celebrity Baby Scoop is down with the How I Met Your Mother star -- who recently welcomed her second daughter with husband Alexis Denisof -- we asked about her plans for another drug-free home birth prior to welcoming Keeva Jane in May.
"Yes, that is the plan," Alyson said of having a second home birth. "Hopefully all will go well. And yes, we had lots of comments about it. And we had the doctor that scared us tremendously. There was definitely more concern the first time around. For me, that was just the perfect place. I am absolutely terrified of hospitals, so I think that the home is the best place for me to feel comfortable. I had a midwife, her assistant and a doula. It will be the same again this time."
Mayim Bialik has really blossomed into an amazing and outspoken mother! An advocate of attachment parenting, Mayim also empowers women to consider medication-free home births. The Big Bang Theory star and mother of two talked about her second son's home birth, while her elder son watched.
"Fred, yes, was born at home, and Miles was able to watch the whole thing from his high chair while eating granola," Mayim said. "Fortunately it was a very fast labor because I think Miles would've been bored if it was longer than the hour and a half it was. He loves it, he still talks about it. It was something we talked about with our pediatrician, and believed very strongly in older siblings being present, and giving the choice. We gave him a choice before, we prepared him with videos about home birth[s] that our midwife prepared. Even during, I said, "If Miles wants to go [to] the next room, he can!" But he said, "No, I fine!" He got freaked out by the blood, but it was still nice."
Reality TV star Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott -- who are expecting their fourth child together -- welcomed their third child, daughter Hattie, in October 2011. After three C-sections, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star told Celebrity Baby Scoop she's "sad" she didn’t get to experience a natural birth.
"I hate when people say, 'C-section is so Hollywood.' If I could've, I would've chosen a natural birth," Tori said. "That's what I wanted to do. It does make me sad that I won't be able to experience it because I'm the type of person that likes to experience everything -- bad or good, pain or not, I want to experience it all. And let me just say that a C-section is no walk in the park! Everyone thinks it's so 'she-she.' It's major surgery and the recovery is much longer and harder and painful. So I definitely wouldn't have chosen it if I had the opportunity."
"I didn't want any surprises," she said. "Honestly, I didn't want any [vaginal] tearing. I had heard horror stories of women going in and having to have an emergency C-section [anyway]. The hardest part was deciding on his birthday. I wanted to leave it up to fate, but at the same time I was ready to be done early!"
In 2005 prior to the birth of her first son, pop star Britney Spears told Elle magazine that she was spooked to give birth naturally because of her mother's description of vaginal childbirth as being the most excruciating pain she had ever endured.
"I have a feeling I'm going to have an operation," Britney said. "I don't know why, but I hope so. My mom said giving birth was the most excruciating thing that she's ever gone through in her life. So if a cesarean doesn't happen, I'll be like, 'Epidural, please!' Hopefully my athletic abilities will take over."
Rumor has it she wanted to schedule her second C-section birth to coincide with Sean Preston's birthday, but her then-husband Kevin Federline persuaded her to move the date forward. Sean Preston's birthday is September 14, 2005 and Jayden's birthday is September 12, 2006.
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