Jennifer Connelly gave birth to her third child and Paul Bettany’s second at their home in New York City on May 31st and they had themselves one of those Slip ‘N Slide births.
Jennifer’s rep tells UsWeekly that she birthed out a daughter they named Agnes Lark Bettany during a planned home water birth in a birthing pool. The rep then issued the usual ole’ canned response by saying they’re all happy, they’re all healthy and they’re all covered in a dried thin layer of placenta water.
Ricki Lake’s documentary on birthing babies made me believe that pushing out your womb refugee over a kiddie pool in your living room is the way to go. There’s no fluorescent lights and no nurses trying to shave your poon before it’s about to explode. You get to be Erykah Badu for a day by letting out your inner earth mother as you waddle and moan around your own house. You can get real and you can get ugly without judgements. And if you want to make sure that your newborn comes out with its eyes firmly shut, just let your man nibble on the nipple a bit.