10+ Celebrity Moms Who Opened Up About Giving Birth At Home

There's no specific destination to the miracle of life.

Moms can choose to have their babies in their beds, in a water pool, or at the hospital.

Some babies have a timeline of their own and even force an at-home birth (such was the case with Jade Tolbert!

In the end, all that matters is that the moms are happy and comfortable! Here, 10+ celeb moms open up about their at-home births.

1. Ashley Graham

In addition to being a supermodel, she's a superwoman! That's because she delivered her first son, Isaac, at home with no medication!

She spoke about the experience on her Pretty Big Deal podcast, saying that she felt everything.

"I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do," she said.

She also explained that she opted for a home birth via a birthing pool since her "anxiety would've been through the roof" at a hospital.

2. Gigi Hadid

The supermodel shares her daughter Khai with boyfriend, Zayn Malik. In a Vogue interview, she revealed that she delivered the baby at her family's home in Pennsylvania.

"I was so exhausted, and I looked up and he’s holding her. It was so cute," she said.

She was inspired to have a home birth after watching the documentary, *The Business of Being Born*, which is all about natural births.

Plus, since she couldn't have her mother and sister at a hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions, she opted for a home birth.

3. Martinez

The Bachelor alum is anything but conventional, so it was no surprise that she opted for a home birth with her son, Franklin James.

Her goal was for the experience to be fun. "I want(ed) to be laughing and joking with people in between contractions," she said on her Chatty Broads podcast.

4. Kimberly Van Der Beek

The wife of Dawson's Creek James Van Der Beek has welcomed four out of five children at home!

"I truly believe a woman should be able to plan to birth where and how she is most comfortable," she shared to People.

5. Jade Tolbert

The Bachelor alum shares three children with fellow alum, Tanner Tolbert.

While their first two children were born without too much fanfare, they had the most dramatic birth ever with their child Brooks. That's because Jade accidentally gave birth to their son in a closet!

“It was wild,” Jade told *People* about the whirlwind experience.

She was trying to keep the baby in before the ambulance arrived, but she couldn't hold him in.

“One of the main paramedics caught the baby and I cut the cord right there in our closet,” Tanner said.

6. Lake Bell

The Bless This Mess actress had both of her children delivered at home.

While she felt "very empowered" and bonded with her daughter, Nova, there were some complications.

"When my daughter came out, she had the [umbilical] cord wrapped around her neck, and it was very scary."

A similar situation happened with the home birth of her son.

The umbilical cord also got wrapped around his neck, but his recovery wasn't as easy as his sister's.

"Now you’re in really [expletive]life and death," Bell said. Ultimately, her son's life was saved by the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

7. Emilie de Ravin

After having her first child at the hospital, the Lost actress went a different route for her second.

She pushed him out from the "side of her bed," she said on Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy podcast. Despite the pain, she called it a "really cool experience."

8. Iskra Lawrence

The model had an at-home water birth for her son. Later, she revealed that she "nearly tapped out" during it.

"[But the pain is] not the focus. Anything could have been happening and you don't care, you’re just like, ‘Wow.'"

9. Alyson Hannigan

Like Gigi Hadid, the How I Met Your Mother alum was inspired to have an at-home birth after watching The Business of Being Born.

“I wanted to be comfortable as possible when I gave birth, and there’s no place I’m more comfortable than my own home," she told Women's Day.

10. Gisele Bündchen

The supermodel gave birth to her and Tom Brady's first son, Benjamin, in a bathtub.

“I didn’t want to be drugged up. So I did a lot of preparation. I did you and meditation, so I managed to have a very tranquil birth at home,” she told Brazil’s Globo TV in 2010.

11. Kehlani

The singer welcomed her daughter Adeya Nomi via home birth in March 2019.

“Unmedicated homebirth was the absolute hardest yet most powerful thing i've ever done," she shared on Instagram. Some fans, however, viewed her comments as shaming hospital births.

She took to Twitter to clear things up.

“All birth is extremely hard and transformative,” she wrote. “Homebirth is a medical decision as is hospital birth, all birth is mind blowing & powerful. Using my experience to shame another’s isnt what i want."

12. Pamela Anderson

The Baywatch alum sure likes the water! She had two water births at home with her sons, Brandon and Dylan.

In 2002, she told the late Larry King that she did it with a midwife and zero medication.

13. Hilary Duff

After having her son, Luca in the hospital, the Younger star decided to have a drug-free home for her second and third.

“I just started thinking that I wanted a different experience,” she explained to the Informed Pregnancy Podcast.

“And I thought to myself that I want to get the full experience of what it is to bring a baby into the world and how incredible our bodies are,” she continued.

There was one snag, though. Her son walked in right as she was pulling out her daughter Mae!

14. Teyana Taylor

“She came out as a wonderful surprise to everyone! Not knowing I was in labor until I felt her head." the R&B star explained via Instagram.

"It took two ten count pushes with my fiancé playing Dr and she entered this world into his bare hands!”

15. Alanis Morissette

Alanis has given birth to all three of her children at home with the aid of a midwife.

She says that the experience isn't meant to be perfect, and oftentimes even can resemble a scene from a horror movie.

16. Stacy Keibler

When Stacy was finished giving birth to her daughter, she said that she felt like a warrior.

The home birth made her feel as if she and her child had just fought a lengthy battle side-by-side and came out victorious.

17. Ricki Lake

Ricki's first child was born in the hospital, but for her second she opted for a home birth.

The experience was so incredible that it inspired Ricki to film the documentary The Business of Being Born.

You can stream it on Prime Video.

18. Jamie Otis

Jamie Otis and her husband Doug Hehner have the coolest names for their children; Henley and Hendrix.

They're named for Don Henley (The Eagles) and Jimi Hendrix, respectively.

She gave birth last year at home at the peak of the pandemic.

19. Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer gave birth to her third child at 40-years-old while at home with her husband, Paul Bettany.

Jennifer has said that the entire experience was truly life-changing and also that her third pregnancy was her most difficult one.

20. Cindy Crawford

When asked whether or not Cindy would recommend a home birth, she said over Instagram Live that :

"I would never push anyone or talk anyone into doing home birth. I just think it's nice to know it's an option that is available."

21. Mayim Bialik

Anyone contemplating a home birth would do well to read this article written by Mayim Bialik.

She addresses the four major concerns women having regarding home births and provides sound arguments as to why these shouldn't stop you.