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.
Did you have any unusual or wacky experiences during birth?
I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
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