Kate Hudson's Birth Story Shows Why Moms Should Be Kicked Out of the Delivery Room

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If you are considering having your mom in the delivery room with you, Kate Hudson's birth story may convince you to rethink that plan. The actress's mom Goldie Hawn was by her side during her 18-hour labor with son Bingham and what went down was nothing short of bizarre. And by bizarre, I don't mean putting on bronzer and false eyelashes on the gurney -- a la Snooki. Oh no my friends, Goldie brought a whole other level of looniness (and hilarity) to the miraculous moment.

The wackiness began as soon as Kate phoned to let the First Wives Club star know she was ready to pop. "I called my mom to tell her I'm in the hospital and in labor," she said during a recent sit-down with Ellen DeGeneres. "And she was like okay, well how much time do I have because I was going to take a swim. I'm just like, 'Can you get here in an hour?' She shows up and I have not eaten in like 10 hours. She shows up with a pizza and Doritos! She's like, 'I'm starving!'"

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As if it wasn't already, the sitch gets really weird from that point on. "She wants to be in control of everything," Hudson explained. "She puts on these reading glasses that have headlights on them. So now my mom, I'm looking up. I have my doctor and my mom kind of looking over with these headlights."

Wait, there's more. Goldie, who is all about a New Age, spiritual lifestyle, pulls out a prop to help Kate get through the painful labor: "She brings a magnolia flower. She brings this large magnolia. And she starts to do these visualizations with me. She's going, 'Imagine your va-jay-jay as a large magnolia flower blossoming.'"

Crazy right? The only good thing is that this nutty scene is so funny it might make you forget all about the contractions. Gotta love mom for trying to help out, but I am not sure I would have the patience for it. I chuck this whole scenario up as yet another reason to kick everyone besides daddy and the doctor and nurses out of the delivery room.

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Alway... Always.Lovely.

Lol @ the magnolia flower!! I'm sure she meant well. : )

geeky... geekychick

My mom was the only person there with me at the hospital. She was great about everything I was in labor for 16 hours and she never left my side. She rubbed my back and my feet, made sure I was as comfortable as I could be. She took care of me and everything else. My sons father has never been in the picture I was young 18 so my friends were all out parting. My sister had a baby of her own she had to take care of so it was just me and mom. My mom was great with out her support I couldn't have done it. So I would say if your mom is kind of crazy maybe not but if shes not no one will support and help you the way your mom would.

Harsc... HarschMama

I had my mom, my mom, and the father. I wouldn't change a thing! They were both awesome & respectful!

Harsc... HarschMama

Whoops my mom & my mil

Rebec... Rebecca7708

I'd take Goldie's "looniness" over my mom any day. She spent the entire time trying to make it about her. It was so difficult for "her" to watch, she couldn't wait to show off "her" baby to her friends. Not to mention the fact that we aren't particularly that close to begin with. She kept trying to do things that I specifically told her I did NOT want her to do ( holding my leg, rubbing my back). She even tried to steal the job of cutting the cord from my husband.

jpfsmom jpfsmom

Sooo thankful I had my mother there for my first delivery. We had a blast, she has cancer now and while I try to remain optimistic she'll be around for my sons to know and remember her (they are one and two in a half) there is a chance she may not so I'm glad that I have the wonderful story of her watching my firstborn come into the world.

Torra... TorranceMom

@jpfsmom

That's a beautiful story. Your firstborn is lucky and you'll always have that very special memory to share with him. Stay strong for your Mom! My prayers are with her.

Tyler... Tyler0102

My mom was the only person with me, and she made it HORRIBLE! She tripped over my iv cord 5+ times, kept taking the pillow off my bed everytime I got up, when I had my epideral she pinched me to see if it was working(while he was still putting it in) refused to leave when I said I didnt want her there & when the nurses tried to make her, she had the flu so she shouldnt have been there in the first place. The list goes on and on.

Gages... Gages_Mommy32

I would have given anything to have my mom there when my son was born. My mom passed away unexpectedly 4 years ago from a blood clot that went to her lungs. My son is a year old now and I feel like he is missing out on growing up with the amazing woman who raised me...I had my husband and my sister in the room with me and they were both great, but it was very bittersweet.

EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

I'm just super jealous of kate because she's with matt bellamy! Been in love with him for god knows how long...

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