They had a doula and two midwives ready to go. They’d done meditation birthing class and read “a ton of hippie baby books”.
They’d even converted their Hollywood Hills home into a labour training facility – nicknamed The Octagon – and were ready to welcome their son into the world in a “serene” and “natural” environment.
Of course, as any parent would know, their carefully thought-out birth plan went out the window when baby Silas decided to make his debut.
The couple – who married in October 2012 before welcoming their first child in 2015 – have shared their birth story in a new book written by ‘nanny to the stars’ Connie Simpson.
In an excerpt from the book – The Nanny Connie Way: Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood – released to ET, the couple credit the celebrity nanny for helping them deal with the first few months with a new baby.
LISTEN: We ask Midwife Cath if a fear of vaginal birth is a good enough reason to have a caesarean. Post continues after audio.