Californication star tells of lonely birth experience

Natascha McElhone talks out about giving birth alone

Actress Natascha McElhone gave birth to her son, Rex Coltrane, without a birthing partner following the death of her husband.

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She was only four months pregnant with their third child when her husband, charity founder Martin Kelly, 43. He was one of Britain’s top cosmetic surgeons and died of a heart condition.

Natascha, 37, decided to go ahead with the birth without having a birth companion in the delivery room.

She says: “If Martin couldn’t be there, I couldn’t replace him.”

The star of US TV show Californication is overjoyed at giving birth to son Rex Coltrane at Chelsea and Westminster hospital where Martin worked.

She admitted to still missing her husband ‘terribly’.

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