Owen Wilson & Jade Duell Planning a Home Birth

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Owen WilsonThough we just learned that actor Owen Wilson and his mystery woman, Jade Duell, are expecting a baby "any day now," the couple has all the details planned. They have said they want things to be as natural as possible, and according to sources, that includes a home birth at Wilson's house in Maui.

Duell reportedly moved there from her home state of Virgina after they met aboard a flight from L.A. to D.C. It sounds like she's helped him move past some of the despair he faced a few years back when he attempted suicide and he's found "a new lease on life" with her. Wilson seems to have slowed down and reevaluated his life and priorities and wants to bring his son into the world in the same kind of peace.

“Jade and Owen were both on the same page when they decided to have the baby at home,” a source told Star magazine. “They wanted a calm, quiet, soothing atmosphere for their boy. It was very important to Owen that the birth be Zen-like, because now he’s all about tranquility being the key to a healthy life.”

I can't imagine ever having a home birth, but I know many women who have and wouldn't do it any other way. As long as they have someone there who's trained in birthing and are able to seek hospital care if it becomes necessary, then it can be a great experience. And I hope it is for them.

They also already have a name picked out to bestow upon him at arrival -- Ford Linton Wilson. Linton is Duell's father's name, and Ford was just one they both liked. Strong, not bizarre or trying too hard, I like it.

So now all that's left is waiting for the little guy to arrive. I can't wait to see pictures!

Have you ever had a home birth? If so, what advice would you offer Owen Wilson and Jade Duell?


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Summer Hayes

Go Owen! You rock! I've had 4 home births, 3 of them water births. I'm sure everything will be wonderful and blissful

nonmember avatar Rae

DO IT! It is so empowering as a woman. Or let me rephrase...For someone who had glitches in her self-esteem, homebirthing my daughter made me feel absolutely beautiful. To this day (17.5 months later) when I think about her birth, I feel beautiful. My best friend (who was present) and my husband (during labor) called me a Roman Fertility Goddess.

homebirth supplies online (the ones I used)
http://inhishands.com/

Keep gatorade and water on hand, and if you have midwives, keep some fruit/granola/veggies on hand for them (and you, if you want) to snack on (they get hungry too!).

Rebecca Jones

so awesome! I had my son at home, and definitely recommend having a tub to labor in, and if you're lucky enough, to birth in! read alot and trust your body. Be prepared for all kinds of things, and make sure you have high protein snacks on hand for energy. Good luck! It's so empowering and beautiful!

MyHea... MyHeartsFiat

I had a homebirth with my first (and only so far)! My husband and I decided it would be the safest and most comfortable place for me to birth and we are so glad we did it.  It was absolutely amazing, beautiful, and deeply personal.  It was something I did, not something that was done to me. 


What struck me the most about the difference was the dignity with which my midwife treated me, especially after the birth.  There was no shame or embarrasment even as she helped me use the bathroom for the first time after the birth.  Only caring.  The best part was being able to snuggle with my husband and dear son in bed after everything settled down.  I remember our midwife almost tucking us all in :)  and standing at our door, smiling at us and saying "this is my favorite part."  Then she turned off the light and let her self out.  (She even started a load of laundry of the towels from the birth! Love her!!)


Just make sure you've got all your supplies on hand, an emergency plan talked about JIC, and plenty of water and some proteing food to have if you get hungry.  It is nice to have food for the mw as well. I'll do better next time. We just had brownies. 

Nicole Smoot Tengwall

I had my third son at home in the water (all 10lbs 4 oz of him!)...it was AMAZING!  He was by far my easiest labor even though he was my biggest.  Being at home and being surrounded by only those people YOU choose to be there is priceless and it's why I think this labor was almost painless for me.  I could never imagine going back to a hospital to give birth--I did it with my first son and NEVER AGAIN!!

nonmember avatar Michelle

I had a homebirth in New York 9 months ago. It was beautiful. My advice is don't give up, trust your midwife, and have a doula as well. Good advice above was to supply snacks for mother and helpers. ALSO, compile a LONNNNNG playlist of all your favorite music. I didn't have enough variety of music and it was all sleepy, meditative stuff, when we could've used some uplifting, upbeat music, especially toward the end.

Mommy... Mommy2Mal

Nope, never done it, and never will, but if that's what they're into, that's cool. I think the best advice any mom can give another expectant mom no matter their birthing method is to trust  and listen to your body.

momof... momoflilangel

No home birth but they need to do what they feel is best for them.

sodapple sodapple

I'm afraid to give birth at home, even if everything will be ok. Kudos to them.

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