Jessica Biel’s Natural Birth Plan Turned Emergency C-Section

It’s the one thing all parents (celeb or not) know to be true: nothing ever happens as planned, especially when it comes to childbirth.

Just ask Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. 

For the arrival of their firstborn, Hollywood’s golden couple had it all figured out. They had a doula and two midwives at the ready. They’d been to a meditation birthing class and had read “a ton of hippie baby books.” They’d even transformed their home into a “labour training facility” they affectionately dubbed “The Octagon.”

But then, things took a turn.

“All our plans fell apart,” The Sinner star explains in celebrity nanny Connie Way’s new book The Nannie Connie Way: Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood. 

“The serene, natural childbirth we had envisioned ended with a transfer to the hospital and an emergency C-section, we arrived home exhausted, disillusioned, and totally in shock.”

“I was obsessed with everything organic, toxin-free, natural and homeopathic for our kid, who came into this world in an operating room through an incision,” she continues.

“I was a dictator, making myself and my husband insane!”

Despite the abrupt change in plans, Jess delivered a healthy baby boy named Silas. And thanks to Connie who was on hand to help, the pair breezed through those first few months of parenthood.

“I want to have as many kids as we can, if I’m being honest,” Justin said in a previous interview with Beats 1’s Zane Low. 

“I’ve never felt more inept in my life. You wake up, and all of a sudden there’s this human being you’re responsible for.”

On @theskimm Well good morning @JessicaBiel. UpWiththeSkimm #SkimmLife Name: Jessica Biel Job: Mama Bear, actress, producer, wannabe alpinist, consummate student of the @WomanCareGlobal #ThenWhoWill campaign. What time do you get up? It varies but I would say always (2) hours before I’d really like to. How many times do you snooze? I’m not a snoozer. Never have been. Wish I was but I would never get up if I did. I do snooze periodically throughout the day during any sort of boring conversation. Do you snore? I don’t think so. And even if I did, my dog Tina snores so loudly that no one would ever know if I did. Thanks T. 3 things you can't live without in the AM? Yoga. Eating breakfast with my kid. Listening to Erykah Badu while I eat with my kid. We love her. Favorite line from theSkimm recently? “What to say to your niece who just found out about Santa? It’s OK. The Nazi Gold Train isn’t real either. What's your morning drink? Bullet Proof Decaf Coffee. Who do you let speak to you before coffee? Wait… is that an option? Complete the sentence: Woke up like this: Disheveled, running late, doing too many things at once and underperforming all of them; but pretty thrilled about mediocrity! Could be a lot worse, guys. A lot worse.

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