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Gisele in a bathtub

Gisele in a bathtub
A Boston penthouse seems a cushy yet awkward place for a birth — but apparently not when you've got those jets going. Supermodel Gisele joined the water movement for her firstborn. "I gave birth in the bathtub," Mrs. Tom Brady told Brazilian show Fantastico in 2010. The procedure has been done in the U.S. and around the world, not without controversy although studies show beneficial affects. Apparently the delivery pool is like the womb's amniotic period, and helps loosen the mother's muscles. Too bad she didn't hear about the dolphin-assisted method.

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