10 Celebrity Moms Who Had Home Births

jennifer connellyEvery woman chooses to bring her baby into the world in their own way. Some choose, or have to have, c-sections. Others, a natural birth at the hospital. While still others opt for one of the most natural births of all -- a home birth. Doesn't matter. What matters is that mama and baby are both safe and happy.

Check out these 10 celebrity moms who decided to give birth at home. Some may surprise you.


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  • Pamela Anderson

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    You might not peg Pam Anderson to be a "crunchy" mama, but the blonde bombshell gave birth to both of her sons at home. "I gave birth at home both times -- natural -- with a midwife, in water ... with nothing," she said. 

     

  • Meryl Streep

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    Meryl Streep reportedly had a homebirth for at least one of her daughters.

  • Demi Moore

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    The beautiful Demi Moore gave birth to daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah all at home.

  • Julianne Moore

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    Julianne Moore gave birth to daughter, Liv, at home. She also has been a part of Ricki Lake's home birth advocacy mission.

  • Jennifer Connelly

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    Jennifer Connelly and husband Paul Bettany welcomed their daughter Agnes Lark via a birthing pool in their Brooklyn home.

     

  • Cindy Crawford

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    A 1999 People article reads: "Eager to shield her privacy, Crawford gave birth in the couple's Brentwood home under the supervision of a midwife and a nurse—and the anxious, joyful gaze of her husband."

  • Gisele Bundchen

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    Famously outspoken natural parenting advocate, Gisele Bundchen, gave birth at home. She said: "Giving birth was the most intense and life-changing experience of my life. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to deliver at home, surrounded by love and where I felt safe. It was a really great experience. I never felt so vulnerable but so strong at the same time."

  • Evangeline Lilly

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    Evangeline Lilly gave birth outside in a thunderstorm. She said: "We decided to have the baby at home because we wanted it to be a natural birth, and it turns out that it was 30 hours of natural."

  • Alyson Hannigan

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    Hannigan decided to home birth after watching The Business of Being Born. She said: "It’s not the right choice for everyone, but it definitely was for me. I never wavered on it. I knew if I needed to go to the hospital I would, but thankfully everything went well and it was a magnificent experience."

  • Alanis Morissette

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    Alanis Morissette gave birth to her son at home. Of her experience, she said: "I had a natural birth at home in my bedroom. It was very long -- over 25 hours -- and harrowing. Not unusually for me, I was silent, so it felt like this long drug trip of a prayer that was physically excruciating. My husband saved the day. When I asked him, he would squeeze my head. At other times he would just be there and that was all I needed."

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