During an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Lost star says that she opted for a home birth, saying, “I actually skipped the hospital … We decided to have the baby at home because we wanted it to be a natural birth, and it turns out that it was 30 hours of natural.”
Of that 30 hours, a full 8 were spent pushing!
“Eight hours of pushing, that’s the part that men don’t understand. Women go, ‘Oh, dear, oh, dear God, eight hours of pushing?’ And the men are like, ‘Okay, eight hours of pushing,’” Evangeline says. “After about five hours of pushing, my midwife and my birthing assistant said, ‘You know, we have a few suggestions,’” she says. “And I was like, ‘Really? After five hours of pushing you have a few suggestions? You couldn’t have told me five minutes in?’”
Her long and intense labor certainly hasn’t given her second thoughts about having more kids, though. Evangeline shares that she wants “a brood” of babies!