*Thandie Newton revealed that she delivered all three of her children with a midwife at home, noting on “Today” that her 11-week-old son Booker Jombe was born “on the bathroom floor.”
“I think he thinks he’s got three mommies,” the Rogue star joked to the “Today” anchors Thursday. “He’s got a 13-year-old, a 9-year-old and a (cough, cough) 27-year-old.”
Newton, actually 41, explained of her decision: “I’d never been in hospital as a child or as an adult really, and I just associated hospital with being ill. And I felt beautiful and healthy and wonderful when I was pregnant, and being at home was the place I felt most relaxed and comfortable.”
The actress is a huge proponent of home births, tweeting “Keep independent midwifery alive!” when she announced baby Booker’s arrival.
“There was a time when everyone had their babies at home. It wasn’t such a big deal,” she said Thursday. “It’s more about as a woman what do you feel most comfortable doing, and you make the choice, and I chose to be at home.”