When it comes to the birth of a baby, there are a lot of options on the table. Some women choose to give birth naturally, while others opt to have an epidural to numb the pain. Some women want to have their babies at a hospital, surrounded by doctors, in case of an emergency. And, of course, there are others who prefer to have a home birth, where they can deliver their babies in the comforts of their own home, privately or surrounded by loved ones.
Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. The baby chooses when he will be ready to be born into this world. He can come earlier, or he can be past-due. Complications can arise that force a mother to have her child earlier or by a different method. For example, the baby is in distress and it is in the best interest of the child, and the mother, to deliver the baby out as soon as possible. A lot of twins births are born earlier also, due to mom's womb space and how the babies are growing.
Some mothers choose to have their babies earlier also. They may want to avoid the side effects of having a natural birth, such as tearing. Other reasons mothers may choose to opt for a C-Section is they may want to have the baby come out sooner due to current or future events. In the celeb world, this is common practice for a lot of expecting celeb mothers to schedule a C-Section, because they have upcoming shows and events, and need to be recovered and performing right away.
Here are 15 celebrities who chose to have a C-section or had medical complications which lead them to the surgical room.
15 The Business Of Being Born: Amber Rose Edition
When it comes to Amber Rose, the woman has done it all. From modeling to singing, opening her own business, to television and even a quick gig as a talk show host, and now she wears the mommy hat.
In 2011, Amber Rose started her infamous relationship with rapper, Wiz Khalifa. In February of 2013, Amber and Wiz welcomed their first child together, son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz. By March 2012, they were engaged and later married in July of 2013.
On April 30, 2013, as reported by US Magazine, Amber Rose actually went on the Ricki Lake show and opened up about the birth of her first son and how her dreams of having a home birth, went down the drain.
Sebastian’s birth was an organized planned birth. After watching a Ricki Lake film about home births called, “The Business of Being Born,”
She was so inspired that she decided that she wanted to have a home birth of her own.
She started taking classes, bought a birthing pool, hired midwives and even a doula. But, at 27 weeks pregnant, Amber soon learned that her baby boy was breached. She tried everything from mugwort, to acupuncture, and even inversion.
However, Sebastian had plans of his own and her ideal birth went out the window. She wound up having to give birth by C-section, on February 21, 2013, to her perfect little boy. This is not stopping her though from having her dream birth. She says next time she hopes to be able to give birth at home.
14 Christina Aguilera Didn't Have A Bow On This Surprise
Christina Aguilera is known around the world as an American singer, songwriter, actress, reality show personality and television personality. She got engaged to her first husband, Jordan Bratman, in February 2005. They wed a few months later at a Napa County Estate, in California, on November 19, 2005.
On February 25, 2008, People Magazine released an article with Christina Aguilera and her newborn son, Max Bratman, on the front cover. The article she had done for them was called, "Oh Baby!" and it gave a detailed description of how she found out she was pregnant, how the birth went down, and how her home life is now that her bundle of joy is here.
Whilst on her last three months of her world tour, for her Back to Basics album, she noticed that her cycle was late and decided to take a pregnancy test, which led to another test, and another and so on for a few more. When her husband got home he was greeted by a whole line of pregnancy tests that all said she was positively pregnant. She wound up finishing her world tour through Asia and Australia, with her husband at her side.
Christina didn’t want any surprises when it came to her son, Max Bratman. She wanted to know the gender right away, so she could pick out names and colors.
And, she wanted to make sure he was born by C-section.
She wanted no surprises when it came to his delivery and didn’t want to risk her lady part to tear. Max was born January 12, 2008, at just 37 weeks.
13 Pink Tried To Keep It O-Natural
Pink, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress whose career started in 1995. Pink was signed to an R&B girl group called Choice, which later broke up in 1998. The breakup of the group did not stop her though. She went on and continued a successful singing career and is now known as one the worlds' best selling musical artist.
Pink was at the 2001 X Games in Philadelphia when she met professional motocross racer, Carey Hart. Later in June of 2005, during a Mammoth Lakes motocross race, while assisting with the race, she wrote on the pit board, “Will You Marry Me?” At first, Carey didn’t notice the message and continued to do another lap. When he did notice though, he drove right off the track to accept her proposal. She then made him finish the race, insisting she wouldn’t marry a loser. They would later be married in Costa Rica on January 7, 2006.
Thanks to an interview done on July 7, 2011, with People Babies, we were able to learn how Pink gave birth and about the complications she went through while in labor. In the interview, we learn that she first announced her pregnancy in November of 2010 while on, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Pink, like Amber Rose, watched the Ricki Lake documentary called, “The Business of Being Born,” and decided that she also wanted a home birth. They had everything planned out. They took classes and even worked with the midwives at the birthing sanctuary. She was serious when it came to giving birth in the present, without drugs and the way nature intended. However, her daughter, Willow Sage, had alternate plans. After two long nights of labor, pink wound up having to deliver her daughter on June 2nd, by Cesarean. Their baby girl had become breached in the womb and they tried everything to turn her around, but that little girl just wanted to be sitting pretty like a baby Buddha.
12 Kate Winslet's Little White Lie
Kate Winslet is best known for her role in the movie Titanic, where she played the female lead role of Rose DeWitt Bukater. However, She met her second husband, Jim Threapleton, while on the set of Hideous Kinky. They were married in November of 1998 and had their first child, Mia, in 2000.
Four years after the birth of her first child, Kate Winslet did an interview for Gotham Magazine and can be quoted saying,
"I've never talked about this - I've gone to great pains to cover it up. But Mia was an emergency C-section. I just said that I had a natural birth because I was so completely traumatized by the fact that I hadn't given birth. I felt like a complete failure."
Kate actually admitted that she lied about how her daughter was born. Four years after the birth of her daughter Mia, she gave birth naturally to her second child, Joe. After the birth of her son, she realized that there was nothing to be ashamed of and came clean about the whole ordeal.
11 Jennifer Lopez's Multiple Cesarean
Jennifer Lopez, also known as J.Lo, is known for being an American singer, actress, dancer, and producer. Being born to two Puerto Rican parents in Bronx, NY, she started from the bottom and made her way up to become who she is today.
In 2004, Jennifer started dating her long-time friend, Marc Anthony. They married soon after and took up residence in Brookville, New York. During the final night of her headlining tour, on November 7, 2007, Jennifer and Marc officially confirmed that they were expecting their first child together. Later, her father announced that they were actually having twins, which ran in the family. She gave birth months later, at a Long Island hospital, to a little boy named Maximilian David, and a little girl whom they named Emme Maribel. Because she had twins, she was recommended to have a Caesarean. Both babies were born by C-section on February 22, 2008.
It was during an interview for Wonderwall that we learn how the star gave birth in the first place. Fellow celebrity, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez had gotten together to promote the new movie they did together, What to Expect When You're Expecting. They both were very open about C-sections, watching others give birth and their reactions.
10 Camila Alves McConaughey Followed Her Instincts
Camila Alves McConaughey is a Brazilian-American model and designer. In 2006, she met her future husband, Matthew McConaughey. On Christmas Day 2011, they were engaged and later married on June 9, 2012. The couple now has three children together. A son Levi, who was born July 7, 2008, a daughter Vida, who was born January 3, 2010, and a son Livingston, who was born December 28, 2012.
Back in 2013, Camila Alves McConaughey guest stared on the show, "The View," Where she talked about her pregnancy with son, Livingston, and the complications she had during her pregnancy. People Babies then went on to turn her interview into an article. The article explained that, while pregnant with her son, Camila discovered that she was having complications, that later turned out to be a lot more serious than they thought. Camila kept getting strong pains in her stomach, but no one could figure out why or what they caused by. She knew something was wrong, though.
Camila ended up having to have a C-section, but she made sure to tell the delivering doctor that she wanted to watch her baby while they were doing.
Sure enough, Camila was right when she said something was not quite right with the baby. She didn’t give specifics on what kind of health issues she was suffering from while she was pregnant, but she did say that they ended up finding all sorts of things wrong with her while they were performing the procedure. Due to all the medical interventions she had giving birth to her son, Camila needed a lot of time to heal which, eventually, took a big toll on her ability to care for her children.
9 Tick Tock For Bethenny Frankel
If you watch the Real Housewives of New York, then you know who Bethenny Frankel is. If you don’t, then she is known for being an American television personality, author of four self-help books and an entrepreneur.
In March of 2010, she married pharmaceutical sales executive, Jason Hoppy, and she gave birth two months later to a beautiful little girl named Bryn, on May 8. Bryn was due to be delivered five weeks later, but Bryn had other natural plans.
In an article written by People Babies, back in May of 2010, we learn that Bethenny woke up one night in labor and quickly told her husband that her water had broken. After packing their bags, and her husband called a few friends to say it was time, they rushed to the hospital. Bethenny was in labor for over 30 hours before the doctor recommended a C-section. That was when their little girl was finally brought into the world. Bethenny said she looked like a little doll when she first saw her
8 Kate Hudson Had C-Section To Avoid Paparazzi
Kate Hudson is an American actress and entrepreneur. She rose through the ranks of stardom with her first break, in 2000, when she starred in the movie titled, "Almost Famous." She won a Golden Globe for her part in the movie and was even nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. If you have a subscription to Fabletics, a fitness brand, and membership program that is operated by JustFab, then you might know that she is also the co-founder of the company.
Kate Hudson met Chris Robinson, the frontman for The Black Crowes, and married him on December 31, 2000, while in Aspen, Colorado. They became pregnant in 2003 and she gave birth to her son, Ryder Russell Robinson, on January 7, 2004.
The Orlando Sentinel reported on Kate Hudson's pregnancy and the birth of her son, Ryder. We learned that on January 7, Kate Hudson was scheduled to be induced because of how big Ryder was already.
After being induced, some problems arose.
First, she wasn’t dilating and they doctors noticed that her hips weren’t opening either. With her contractions two to five minutes apart, doctors told her if she wanted to, she could go home. She felt that was too much of an inconvenience. You see, Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson were being stalked by photographers. She didn’t want to have to go through the same process of throwing the paparazzi off her trail again and sneaking into the hospital. So, she had a C-section that night and little baby Ryder Russell was born, two weeks before his original due date.
7 Molly Sims' C-Section Scare
Molly Sims is an American model and actress. She has appeared in magazines such as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and played the role of Delinda Deline on the show, "Las Vegas." She married her husband, Scott Stuber, on September 24, 2011, and they now have three kids together. A son, Brooks Alan Stuber, a daughter, Scarlett May Stuber, and their youngest son, Grey Douglas Stuber.
Molly didn’t have an easy pregnancy when it came to her first child, Brooks. In an interview with Fit Pregnancy, for their February/March issue, she discusses how she had a difficult time carrying her first child. She had planned for a regular birth but quickly realized that nature dictates the birth plan, not her. She was forced to have a C-section with her first child to protect the umbilical cord from rupturing and Brooks was born by cesarean, on June 19, 2012.
6 Julia Roberts Bedridden!
Julia Roberts is an American producer and actress, who become a Hollywood star headlining in the romantic comedy called, "Pretty Woman." She met her husband, Daniel Moder, on the set of their film, "The Mexican," in 2000. At the time, she was dating Benjamin Bratt, who was still married to Vera Steimberg. A little over a year later, Benjamin filed for a divorced from his wife, and he and Julia later wed at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico, on July 4, 2002. Two years later, she gave birth to twins, Phinnaeus Walter Moder and Hazel Patricia Moder, followed by son Henry Daniel Moder, in 2007
It was in an article written by People Magazine, back in December of 2004, that we learn about Julia Roberts and the birth of her twins, Phinnaeus and Hazel. The twins birth was a roller coaster. Julia started having early contractions, on October 23, which led her to be hospitalized for about a month. Two days before Thanksgiving, she was released from the hospital and was granted permission to go home to celebrate the holidays with her family and wait out the rest of her pregnancy in the comforts of her home. A few days after Thanksgiving, she went into labor.
At just 36 weeks pregnant she gave birth to twins, weighing just over 5 pounds each, by C-section on November 28, 2004.
5 Angelina Jolie's Cesarean Safari
There is probably not much I could say about Angelina Jolie that many people don’t already know. She is known and loved all around the world for being an actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. But while filming the movie, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in 2005, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt both fell in love. Their relationship didn’t become public until January 2006. When they came out and confirmed to the world that they were expecting their first child together. In April 2012, they announced their engagement and on August 23, 2014, they wed with all six of their children present.
Angelina Jolie is known for her generous donations and her love for kids. She adopted her first child, a 7-month-old baby boy by the name of Maddox Chivan, on March 10, 2002, from an orphanage in Cambodia. Later, she adopted again to a six-month-old baby girl named Zahara Marley, from an orphanage in Ethiopia, on July 6, 2005. Angelina gave birth to her first biological child, Shiloh Nouvel, on May 27, 2006, and later adopted a three-year-old boy named Pax Thien from an orphanage in Vietnam, on March 15, 2007. On July 12, 2008, she gave birth to twins, a son named Knox Leon, and a daughter named Vivienne Marcheline.
In a 2008 edition of Vanity Fair, we learned all about Angelina's home life, her kids, the rules they have and don't have, her nannies, the birth of Shiloh and her twins.
Her birth with Shiloh was a hush-hush type of birth. To avoid a media frenzy, she and her husband, Brad Pitt, traveled to Namibia where she gave birth by C-section to her first biological child. She called the whole experience fascinating.
4 Tiffani Thiessen: Saved By The Surgeons
If you grew up watching Saved By The Bell, or 90210, then you will know who Tiffani Thiessen is. Tiffani is an American actress best known for her role as Kelly Kapowski on the show, Saved By The Bell, and as Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210.
On July 9, 2005, Tiffani Thieseen married actor Brady Smith. A few years later, they welcomed daughter Harper, in 2010, followed by her son, Holt, in 2015. In an article written in People Magazine, back in 2010, we learn that Tiffani's daughter was actually born by C-section. Her daughter birth didn’t go quite as planned, though. She had the entire birth planned out before she was even born. She was going to make sure she stayed calm through the whole labor and birthing process by using self-hypnosis. Then, she was going to make sure she breastfed right away, to seal the bonding connection. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out that way. The first issue arose when her water didn’t break. Doctors had to break it for her, and then they realized that the baby was not descending. A closer look showed that the babies cord was wrapped around her neck.
After 30 hours of labor, her daughter Harper was finally born after an emergency C-section.
3 Jessica Simpson Welcomed Her New Line Backer By C-Section
Jessica Simpson is known around the world as an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. In May 2010, she started dating her now husband, NFL tight end, Eric Johnson, and by November of that same year, they were engaged. It wasn’t until July 5, 2014, that they were married at a ceremony that took place in Montecito, California.
The couple welcomed their first child, baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson, on May 1, 2012, and a few months later, in December of that same year, she announced that she was pregnant with their second child. It was during an interview with US Weekly back in 2013, that we learn from Jessica Simpsons, rep that her second pregnancy wound up being easier than her first. She was able to do a lot more and she had a lot more energy. Her baby boy officially made his entry into the world on June 30, 2013, via a scheduled C-section.
2 The Apple To Gwyneth Paltrow's Eye
Gwyneth Paltrow is a well-known American actress, singer, and food writer. She met her husband, Chris Martin of the band Coldplay, while backstage at a concert. They were married on December 5, 2003, during a ceremony that took place at a hotel in Southern California. They have two children together, a daughter named Apple Blythe Alison Martin and a son named Moses Bruce Anthony Martin.
It was People Magazine, who wrote an article called, "Holy Moses!" that we learn about Gwyneth Paltrow's beautiful children and how they came into this world. When she was pregnant with her first child, Apple, she went through a 70-hour labor process. She delivered the baby naturally on May 14, 2004. However, when it was time for giving birth to her second child, Moses, she was all for having an epidural and a scheduled a cesarean. Little Moses was welcomed into the world on April 8, 2006.
1 Charlie Sheen To The Rescue For Denise Richards' Child
Denise Lee Richards is known around the world for being an American actress and former fashion model. She met her then-husband, actor Charlie Sheen, while on the set for the movie, "Loaded Weapon 1," in 1991. By December 26, 2001, they were engaged and married on June 15, 2002, during a Roman Catholic ceremony. They have two daughters together, Sam J Sheen, and Lola Rose Sheen. Later on, in June 2011, after Denise and Charlie divorced, she adopted a third daughter, one-month-old Eloise Joni Richards who was born May 24, 2011.
When Charlie Sheen and Denise Lee Richards gave birth to their first child together, daughter Sam, they made front page news of a 2004 edition of People Magazine. In an article called, "Charlie's Angel," we learn all about their planned birth and how things fell apart, thanks to Sam wanting to make a surprise entrance.
While pregnant with her first daughter, Sam, Denise had planned to have a scheduled C-section on March 10, 2004, nine days before her actual due date.
She and her husband wanted to make sure that her birth coincided with the weeklong hiatus Charlie Sheen would be on for the filming of Mad Men.
Sam didn’t like the idea. On March 9, Denise woke up with what she explained as bad cramps. When night time rolled around, she was doubled over in pain. She wanted to wait until the scheduled delivery date though and told Charlie not to worry about it. He ignored her though and called the doctor. After a 30-minute drive to the hospital, and a lot of pacing, their daughter, Sam, was born by C-section on March 9, 2004.
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