Celebrity mums who had a water birth

As well as choosing a home birth, some celebrities opt for a birthing pool (or bath tub!) for labour. Take a look at which celebrity mums had a midwife-assisted water birth at home...

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  • Gisele Bundchen

    Supermodel Gisele Bundchen famously revealed she not only had a home birth and went drug-free with son Bejamin, but also had a water birth. The labour, according to Gisele, "didn't hurt in the slightest."

    "My delivery was in a bath tub, in water. I wanted to have a home birth. I wanted to be very aware and present during the birth... I didn't want to be drugged up. So I did a lot of preparation, I did prenatal yoga and meditation, so I managed to have a very tranquil birth at home. The whole time my mind was focused in each contraction on the thought ‘my baby is closer to coming out'," Gisele said after the birth.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow is rumoured to have had a water birth in her London home for the birth of daughter Apple in 2005.

    After a birthing pool was allegedly spotted being delivered to the home of Gwyneth and her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, it was said that Gwyn had been preparing for the birth with the help of independent midwives.

  • Charlotte Church

    Singer Charlotte Church had a water birth at her home in Wales when she gave birth to daughter Ruby. Her then-partner Gavin Hensen was by her side. Charlotte opted for a home birth after being recommended the option by friends, according to sources.

  • Jennifer Ellison

    Actress and singer Jennifer Ellison had a water birth at home in Liverpool when she gave birth to son Bobby. Talking about her birth plans before her baby was born, Jennifer said, "I want it to be as natural as possible but, saying that, I may have drugs if I need them - you never know."

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  • Minnie Driver

    It's rumoured that Brit actress Minnie Driver opted for a water birth at home when she welcomed son Henry.

    "She's thinking about using a birthing pool and has been speaking about all the different places that it could go in her house," a source said at the time.