Goldie Hawn broke a big parenting rule while her daughter Kate Hudson was giving birth.

There’s no bond quite like that of a mother and daughter.

Mums are there to help you through the hard stuff, offering the type of wisdom only mums can.

A lot of the time, we need them around.

But there are some situations where they could probably…back off a bit.

Take, for example, in the delivery room when you’re heaving a human baby from your vagina.

For actress Kate Hudson, she found herself close to regretting her request to have her mum Goldie Hawn by her side when she gave birth to her second son Bingham Bellamy in 2011…and we can kinda see why.

Not only did she treat the delivery room like a junk-food-filled teenage boy’s birthday party (she brought in pizza and Doritos), she offered some…interesting advice.

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in September last year, Kate revealed Goldie’s unusual visualisation technique during childbirth.

“She wanted me to think of my vagina as a magnolia flower,” she said. “I was like, ‘I never want to think of my vagina that big—ever.'”

And this week when both women returned to the show as guest co-hosts, the topic of Goldie’s enthusiasm in the delivery room came up again.

This time, during the October 2018 birth of Hudson’s daughter, Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa.


“As you might know, we had my daughter,” Kate giggled, “which is kind of how it goes down in the birthing room, anyway.”

“First of all, I had to ask your permission,” Goldie clarified, “because the last time it happened, I had too many Doritos in front of you, brought you a lotus, asked you to smell it—which is the worst thing you can do to a pregnant person—and then you asked me to put down my pizza.

“Then when I had whatever, you leaned up and went, ‘Mom, shut up!’ in one of your major [contractions]. So, I was careful, and I said, ‘Would it be OK? Do you want me in the room?’ So, I did ask permission. See, I’m a really fair mum, aren’t I? It’s like, ‘Honey, do you still want me?'”

She ultimately said yes, and as it transpired, Goldie’s chill was precisely nowhere to be seen (again).

Explaining that she had hoped to deliver her daughter naturally, Kate said she was “too social” not to be induced, and wanted to join in on the chit-chat of her many delivery room guests.

“I was induced, trying to do it naturally, and then everybody would be in the room and I’d have those crazy contractions where I’d be talking and then all of a sudden I’d go, ‘Ooh.’ I’d have to hunker down.

“Because there were so many people in and out—and I was feeling left out of the social aspect of it—I looked at the nurse and I was like, ‘I think I want the epidural, because I’m too social for natural childbirth.’ I ended up getting a walking epidural, and then during the actual pushing, it was [quick].


“The doctor was amazing. But mum, once again—she was right in there!”

And then – horror of horrors –  73-year-old Goldie decided to hop out of her seat and re-enact Kate’s childbirth, demonstrating just how close she got to the baby’s emerging head.

“[The doctor] was sort of like this, leaning down, doing the thing…and I’m trying to get in on him to try to look over his shoulder,” she said. “Now I see the head and I’m going, ‘Oh! There’s the head!’ Then it went back, and he said, ‘Goldie, if you get any closer, you’re going to fall in!'”

“You’re going to fall in.”


We’d hazard a guess that if there’s a next time, she probably won’t be invited to the birth.