From our friends at BabyCenter.com!
It’s been almost two years since singer Alanis Morissette welcomed her son Ever, but the memory of her drug-free home birth hasn’t faded just yet.
“The experience was beyond pain,” she tells Today.com. “It was a transcendental experience. I just went to this whole other world. I basically had to be the little soldier that I am and really focus on this new beautiful creature coming out of me.”
Alanis, who is married to rapper Mario Treadway, admits that giving birth at home “wasn’t the easiest thing in the world,” but says she has no regrets and would make the same choice again.
“I didn’t really even imagine myself having the birth experience in the hospital. My home is like my little sanctuary,” the ‘Thank You’ songstress reveals. “My husband was at my side the whole time, my total hero. And the rest was really up to God.”
Alanis is one of a growing number of celebrity moms who have opted for a home birth, joining Gisele Bundchen, Alyson Hannigan, Pamela Anderson and many more. Several of them credit Ricki Lake’s popular documentary The Business of Being Born with helping them to make that childbirth choice.
I saw the film, too, and thought it was great… but a home birth just isn’t for me. Like Alanis, my home is my sanctuary, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable delivering my babies there, in my bathtub or bedroom.
How do you feel about home births?