Scientology birth-look what Katie Holmes can look forward to!
In the tradition of fellow Scientologists Leah Remini and Kelly Preston, Katie Holmes is expected to attempt a Scientology laboring and birth experience when she has Tom Cruise’s baby next spring. As they do with most everything, Scientologists have guidelines for the process, which includes birth without meds (a fairly normal birth choice for some women anyway). However, here’s the kicker – mothers are to attempt a silent birth, because they believe that it is traumatic for the baby to hear their mother cry or groan in pain while they are being born.
According to Scientology founder Ron Hubbard, "Maintaining silence in the presence of birth saves the sanity of the mother and the child and safeguards the home to which they will go."
You may recall Leah Remini’s vH1 show, in which she attempted to give birth silently to daughter Sofia, or Kelly Preston dishing to Redbook Magazine about the birth of daughter Ella at home after thirteen hours of labor. According to her, it was "hardcore." Husband John Travolta adds that Ella’s birth was a "beautiful, still experience that lovingly brings a child into the world without screaming or talking." Yet, as the New York Daily News put it, he’s not the one who had the baby. All I can say is ouch. If you aren’t giving me meds, you better expect to hear some yelling!
Source: NY Daily News