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Angelia Jolie's jet-setting deliveries

Angelia Jolie's jet-setting deliveries
The best way to avoid paparazzi hysteria? Get out of town — to another continent. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt headed to the Welwitschia Clinic in Walvis Bay, Namibia, for the birth of their first natural child, Shiloh Nouvel. The African republic was is also where Jolie took custody of Cambodian-born Maddox, 11 (who incidentally makes a cameo in Daddy's "World War Z" movie). To deliver Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, turning 5 on July 12, the parents took a shorter trip to a French Riviera hospital. There, the picture windows are "specially treated to deflect the prying lenses of paparazzi." The twins' photos, of course, fetched a record $14M — deposited into the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which has made donations to refugee programs, natural disaster rebuilding efforts (in Joplin, Missouri, and Haiti), and wildlife conservation.

Memorable Celebrity Birth Moments

June 19, 2013

Celebrities are often game to experiment. However, when it comes to giving birth these moms-to-be often want their experience to be as natural and harmonious as possible — sometimes to the point of seeming unnatural. But besides learning to breathe right and anguishing over whether to go the epidural-or-no-epidural route, they also have to plot how to avoid the almighty intrusive paparazzi lens. Here are just a few memorable — and sometimes controversial — birth moments of celebrity moms. -- By Vera H-C Chan