16 Times Celebrities Got Real About Giving Birth

Kristen Bell
Bauergriffin.com/Splash News

Although Kylie Jenner kept her lips sealed about her pregnancy for months, explaining in her baby announcement that she wanted to have her nine-month journey out of the spotlight, it's only a matter of time before we hear what it was like for her to give birth to her LO. Thankfully, for every star who wants to keep some of her most intimate #momlife moments to herself, there are plenty of celeb moms who have gotten real about super-personal experiences, like giving birth.


And thank goodness they have! Far too many topics -- from tearing or pooping on the delivery table to having to wear gigantic pads after giving birth or having a home birth -- are still considered taboo to talk about. Or even if they're not, plenty of new moms may find themselves steering away from bringing up details about their labor and delivery -- even with VIPs in their lives --  for fear of being judged or shamed.

But when someone like Kristen Bell talks about appreciating her epidural or another famous mama like Alanis Morissette talks about how giving birth felt "transcendental," their candid confessions hopefully open the door for more moms to share their own unique experiences. 

Here, 16 celebrity moms who got so real about giving birth.

birth stories