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Owen Wilson welcomes a baby boy
Actor's girlfriend had a natural water birth at his Hawaiian home.
Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM
Owen Wilson is one proud new papa.
The 42-year-old "Fockers" star and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Jade Duell, celebrated the arrival of a baby boy on Friday. According to The Star,
they named the 6-pound, 13-ounce baby Ford Linton Wilson.
“Owen and Jade are thrilled!” an insider told The Star. “Owen has been doing a celebratory hula dance all afternoon! It's a beautiful boy and everyone is incredibly happy!”
The source also revealed that the labor was 100 percent natural, without meds, and ended with a water birth. Two midwives were on hand to support Jade.
According to Parenthood.com
, nearly 250 American hospitals and 70 percent of all birth centers now support water birth, compared to two hospitals and a few birth centers in 1991. "It’s becoming more and more popular," Susanna Napierala, a licensed midwife and author of "Waterbirth: A Midwife’s Perspective," told the site
. "Women are realizing it is an alternative to drugs during labor."
Wilson told a pal afterward, "I was completely in awe, crying as I watched our baby being born."
Congrats to the happy family!
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