Owen Wilson and Girlfriend’s Hawaiian Home Waterbirth

Congrats to Owen Wilson and his girlfriend on the home waterbirth of their son, 6 lb 13 oz Ford on January 14.

Owen kept the news under wraps until January 10, and its no surprise given that soon after the announcement, there came a flood of warnings from Hollywood doctors urging Owen and girlfriend to forgo their plans and go to the hospital.  

Many parents feel a backlash and withdrawal of support when they choose homebirth, but is this justified?

Not according to countless studies proving the safety of homebirth.  The US is one of the few first world countries where the majority of women shun homebirth, and our maternal and infant mortality rate reflects the toll this cultural attitude takes on society.  The US ranks 46th in infant mortality – meaning 45 other countries, including Bosnia, do better than the US – and our maternal mortality rates have actually been rising in the past few years.

Owen and girlfriend join the ranks of other celebrity homebirthers such as:

  • Ricki Lake
  • Gisele Bundchen
  • Eryka Badu
  • Kelly Preston & John Travolta
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Carol King

  • Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz

  • Sherilyn Fenn,

  • Kenny Loggins

  • Kenny Rogers

  •  Val and Joanne Whaley-Kilmer

  •  Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

  • Cindy Crawford

To learn more about homebirth, please visit Birthologie.com

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