Thandie Newton is a proud home-birthing mom. During an appearance on the Today’s Show on Thursday the beautiful actress revealed she gave birth to all of her three kids at home, most recently her 11 week old son on the bathroom floor this March!
The 41-year-old British actress, who is currently doing the media rounds to promote her show, said that she feels more ‘normal’ or comfortable giving birth at home.
Thandie says that it might be because she has never been too fond of hospitals.
‘I had just associated hospital with being ill, and I felt beautiful and healthy and wonderful when I was pregnant, and being at home is the place I felt most relaxed and comfortable,’ the Crash star said.
She added that it is not really unusual to give birth at home.
‘So for me, it feels normal, but there was a time when everybody had their babies at home and it wasn’t such a big deal.’
Baby Booker’s arrival was announced through social media on the actress’ Twitter account. She wrote,
‘Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at home yesterday.’
The next day she thanked the ladies who assisted in his arrival saying,
My 3rd home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint – and Carole Goddard @PhoenixMidwives. Keep independent midwifery alive!
Her son’s birth, she joked, has prompted her daughters be more maternal.
“’I think he thinks he’s got three mummies. He’s got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a (cough cough) 27-year-old.”
The busy mom and actress currently stars on the DirecTV series Rogue as a San Jose detective who goes undercover to bring down a crime boss. The show’s second season will premiere on May 28.