How celebs like Jessica Simpson give birth in style
Jessica Simpson just gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell – and we are pretty sure she was not wearing a standard-issued hospital gown, but probably something closer to a leopard caftan gown. What other celebrities gave birth in style? Who is “too posh to push?” From Beyonce’s pre-baby pampering to Mariah Carey’s perfectly planned labor music and Angelina Jolie’s exotic African birth, check out how celebrities give birth – in style, of course.
After what felt like the longest celebrity pregnancy ever, Jessica Simpson finally gave birth to daughter on May 1, which she gave the cool unisex name, Maxwell Drew Johnson. The Fashion Star mentor, who announced the birth of her 9-pound, 13-ounce baby on Twitter, has not been shy about spilling the beans on her pregnancy quirks (including "swamp ass" and pregnancy sex), and she recently confessed about how she planned on giving birth – celebrity style.
“I just woke up from a dream that I wore a leopard caftan in the hospital,” she tweeted. “Fabulous!! Now I need to find one!”
Ask and you shall receive, Jess! Although no word yet on what she wore during her labor and delivery, we love the fabulous prints and snaps of the dearjohnnies hospital gowns. These gowns keep your backside covered, yet also allow easy access for the hospital staff. For more tips, check out what to wear during labor.
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Pre-birth pampering, Beyonce style
Mommy makeover! Beyonce wanted to make sure that the first time she saw her daughter Blue Ivy, she looked perfect – which meant she had some pre-birth pampering.
“I did have a fresh eyebrow wax," she told People. “I got my nails done, I got my feet done, had my hair done, and I had my little lip gloss."
Beyonce did admit that as labor progressed she felt less than bootylicious.
"I didn't feel that I looked beautiful during birth, but who does? After being pumped with all those fluids and gaining so much weight... I barely recognized myself," she revealed. "But after many hours of labor, I could care less about anything but my child. I didn't care how I looked."
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Mariah Carey’s musical muse
Mariah Carey is accustomed to being cheered on by loving fans wherever she goes, and she reportedly wanted twins Moraccan and Monroe to have the same welcome into the world.
"Now my wife wanted to make sure that when the babies came out, that they came out not only to a Mariah Carey song, but a live performance from Mariah Carey – her Madison Square performance of 'Fantasy' – so they came out to a round of applause," her husband Nick Cannon told Gayle King.
The star treatment started before they even arrived at the hospital, as Nick drove Mariah to the hospital in a Rolls-Royce Phantom.
To top off the event, Mariah had Reverend Al Sharpton renew their wedding vows in the hospital a day after she gave birth to the twins. Talk about a diva delivery!
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Victoria Beckham’s posh pushing movement
Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham has had four scheduled C-sections, with many in the media calling her “too posh to push.” She has said that the C-sections were medically necessary, but some sources insist she didn’t want abdominal stretching and the pain of childbirth.
She is not the only celeb to schedule a C-section, as Christina Aguilera was open about her wishes.
"I didn’t want any surprises," Christina said. "Honestly, I didn’t want any [vaginal] tearing. I had heard horror stories of women going in and having to have an emergency C-section [anyway]. The hardest part was deciding on his birthday. I wanted to leave it up to fate, but at the same time I was ready to be done early!"
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Angelina Jolie’s exotic birth
Where do you give birth if you are one of the most famous couples in the world? Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt chose to have their first child, daughter Shiloh, in a secluded spot in Africa.
“We were in this little hospital in Africa when [Shiloh] was born," she said. "I don’t think there was anybody else in the hospital. It was lovely, very personal, all three in this sweet room. We had an American doctor with us, who had met the Namibian doctors, and they worked in tandem because it was a C-section and my first and we didn’t know the country. He spent a few weeks with us. There was only one pediatrician in town, and one anesthesiologist, who had to come in for that – you have to plan it."
Giselle Bundchen’s pain-free home birth
Not only is Giselle Bundchen beautiful, wealthy and married to Tom Brady, but she apparently has a huge pain tolerance and can push out a baby without breaking a sweat. (Yes, we hate her a little bit too).
"My delivery was in a bathtub, in water," Giselle said. "I wanted to have a home birth. I wanted to be very aware and present during the birth... I didn't want to be drugged up. So I did a lot of preparation; I did yoga and meditation, so I managed to have a very tranquil birth at home. It didn't hurt in the slightest. The whole time my mind was focused in each contraction on the thought ‘my baby is closer to coming out.'"