Actress Jennifer Connelly recently gave birth to her third child, her second with husband Paul Bettany, and decided to welcome her baby in her New York home.
Jennifer’s planned home birth went smoothly and she gave birth to a girl, Agnes Lark. “Everyone is healthy and doing fine,” Jennifer’s representative said after the birth.
Former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue planned on having a home birth, but after 20 hours of labour and discovering that her baby was breech, Dannii’s home birth plans went out the window!
“Typically for me, nothing about the birth went according to plan! My amazing home birth midwives helped us carry out a smooth transfer to the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne,” Dannii explained.
“I really believe that a woman should have the right to have her baby at home if that’s what she decides and medically it’s safe for her to do so,” she said.
TV presenter and former Big Brother host Davina McCall decided to stay at home for all three of her births.
Calling herself a ‘home birth evangelist’, Davina has described her home births as “awesome” and had two midwives and her husband, Matthew Robertson, by her side during her labours.
Singer Nelly Furtado decided to give birth at home in 2003 to welcomed daughter Nevis.
Talking about the experience, Nelly said at the time, “I had a home birth with midwives and couldn’t have been happier.”
Supermodel Cindy Crawford gave birth to both her children – son Presly, 11, and daughter Kaia, 9 – at home. Both times Cindy had three home birth midwives on hand to assist her, as well as husband Rande Gerber by her side.
“I didn’t tell anyone last time because a lot of people are against the idea of a home birth and tell you horror stories. Even my husband was like, ‘Why are we doing this?'” Cindy explained at the time.