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Thandie Newton had her baby on bathroom floor

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Actress advocates home birth

Thandie Newton wants to keep independent midwifery alive.

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Thandie Newton welcomed her third child, Booker Jombe, to the world back in March and announced on Twitter that she had a natural home birth. Now the actress is giving a bit more detail about her experience, and says that her son was, in fact, born in a bathroom.

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Newton was recently on the Today show and admitted that Booker was born "on the bathroom floor," according to People magazine. The actress, who currently stars on DirectTV's thriller, Rogue, has nothing but positive things to say about bringing a new life into the world in the comfort of her own surroundings.

"There was a time when everyone had their babies at home," she said on Today. "It wasn't such a big deal. It's more about, as a woman, what do you feel most comfortable doing, and you make the choice, and I chose to be at home."

The Pursuit of Happyness actress gave some pretty solid reasons for her choice. "I'd never been in a hospital as a child or an adult really, and I just associated hospital with being ill," Newton said. "And I felt beautiful and healthy and wonderful when I was pregnant, and being at home was the place I felt most relaxed and comfortable."

Newton has two other children, daughters Ripley, 13, and Nico, 9, with husband Ol Parker. The 41-year-old beauty says she had "all three babies at home," and the same midwife was present with all of her children.

"Birth is very challenging in the best way possible," she said in an interview back in 2008. "Every fiber of your being is alive. It's like you are conducting electricity; literally creating something. I'd give birth every year if I could. Just for that experience."

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