Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have made an official statement regarding the birth of their daughter. They tell People, "We would like to deeply thank the staff of the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital for all their kindness and commitment in assuring the successful birth of our daughter." Their doctor provides more details:
Los Angeles OB/GYN, Dr. Jason Rothbart, performed a scheduled c-section due to the baby’s breech position. Dr. Rothbart said, "The baby was a healthy 7 lbs. Brad was with Angelina in the operating room the entire time and cut the umbilical cord of his daughter. The surgery and birth went flawlessly. The staff, nurses and doctors I worked with at the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital were amazing, it was a team effort."
People describes the obstetrics unit of the hospital as a place that "does their best to make childbirth an experience the whole family can share in. They encourage rooming in – that is, babies and mothers staying in the same room – and breastfeeding and feeding on demand. Both parents are encouraged to bathe the baby, and fathers and siblings are welcome to visit."
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