42-year-old funny man, Owen Wilson, and his girlfriend, Jade Duell (a 28-year-old federal air marshall) birthed their baby boy at home, in water today. After 18 hours of labor, Duell brought her son earthside at 10:47am local time (Jan 14) in Wilson's Maui home. The new little babe, whose name has yet to be released, weighed 6lbs, 13oz, and is healthy and happy in his moms arms, surrounded by a thrilled new papa!
Rumors have floated around in the past about Wilson's intact status, and those watching this potential peaceful parenting couple believe they will keep their son whole as well.
Weeks ago when news leaked about Wilson and Duell's plans to have a home waterbirth, celeb doctors across the country 'warned' Wilson publicly about the (mythological) dangers of homebirth. Their plans were splashed across headlines and OBs afraid of even more celebs jumping on the gentle birth bandwagon tried to head off the fan following that is sure to come. Each time yet another celebrity opts to birth at home, more attention is given to the fact that research shows birthing at home is just as safe - or safer - for both mom and baby than birth in an intervention-filled hospital. As a result, homebirth continues to gain momentum and support.
Brushing fabricated scare-tactics aside, Duell had the birth she hoped for, and her little one was able to start labor in his own perfect timing and glide into her arms in the most magnificent of ways. “Owen and Jade are thrilled!” a friend told RadarOnline. “Owen has been doing a celebratory hula dance all afternoon! It's a beautiful boy and everyone is incredibly happy!”
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waterbirth is so fun. I had both my son's via waterbirth and loved it!ReplyDelete
I'm always happy to hear about a celebrity homebirth -- not because any one woman/family's birth choices are more important than another's, but because outspoken public figures who had safe, happy homebirth experiences can do a lot to bring public attention to birth at home as a valid option for most women.ReplyDelete
It was Cindy Crawford's homebirth that prompted my first homebirth, so in my view, the more celebrities who do it, the better!ReplyDelete
Haha, I read it to my husband and he said she should've had it in the ocean. Yay for them though!ReplyDelete
Owen Wilson is intact so I doubt he would cut.ReplyDelete
Im surprised more celebs dont homebirth for the privacy. There is nothing peaceful about camera people in your face. Here comes a new trend of happy babies/parents :)ReplyDelete
Good for them for keeping things private (how they must have enjoyed that!). We kept our own pregnancy private until 20 weeks and it was the sweetest most intimate experience ever. I seriously wanted to send them flowers as soon as I heard. I am so happy for them and wish them the best. We love our daughter so much and know that their world is going to be the best ever now.ReplyDelete
Owen Wilson and girlfriend, if you're reading this. You rock! And congratulations!
I was just reading about Owen Wilson becoming a father on Yahoo news when my heart sank after finding out they had a boy. Now I can honestly feel happy for him and his girlfriend- over the fact that this baby boy was born peacefully at home AND that he will most likely be left perfect and whole!!!! <3ReplyDelete
I had a waterbirth -- a hospital one at that, but it was all natural. It was amazing and empowering and I will be doing it again in 32 weeks! :)
so happy for them! Can't wait for an update!ReplyDelete