Badu’s Birth


Congratulations to rockin’ new homebirthin’ mama, Erykah Badu!  I was thrilled to read this story, not only because she birthed her baby at home, but because of how her and her partner Jay Electronica Twittered the entire experience while she was in labor.

“Labor has begun,” Electronica wrote. “Everybody stand back. No hospitals. No doctors. No medicine. We’re waiting for the midwife to show.”

Erykah later Twittered I can’t believe it’s over.  Home birth, no pain killers, about 5 hours.  She was a lil’ past due, but I didn’t mind waiting.  Breathe”.

And just for kicks, here’s a list of celebrity home births:

  • Charlotte Church
  • Lisa Bonet
  • Thandie Newton
  • Maria Bello
  • Josie Maran
  • AJ Langer
  • Joely Fisher
  • Melora Hardin
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Kelly Preston
  • Julianne Moore
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Ani Di Franco
  • Ashley and Dave Matthews
  • Mayim Bialik
  • Meryl Streep
  • Demi Moore
  • Stephen & Tabitha King
  • Jade Jagger
  • Ricki Lake
  • John travolta and kelly preston
  • Sherilyn Fenn
  • Kenny Loggins and wife
  • Val and Joanne Whaley-Kilmer
  • Woody Harrellson and wife/girlfriend Mare Winningham
  • Rob Reiner and Penny Marshall’s daughter – Tracy Reiner
  • Michael Landon and wife Bobby Kennedy’s daughter
  • John And Ellie Schnieder (Dukes of Hazard)
  • Liberty Phoenix (River’s sister)
  • Carole King
  • US Olympic gymnast Mihai Bagiu
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gearhead mama
    Feb 05, 2009 @ 23:38:49

    Rock on Erykah! My friend’s partner worked with her and my friend knows her reasonably well. Apparently, in addition to homebirthing, she is also into breastfeeding, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, etc. I love it when famous folk do this kind of stuff. Kinda normalizes it for the rest of us! And that’s quite a list there. I didn’t know most of those.

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  2. Emily Childers
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 00:11:30

    Awesome–now I love her even more. Thank you for posting that celeb list. We’re in good company, yes?

    Reply

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