Former adult film actress Asia Carrera, 32, gave birth to her second child, son Donny, on July 31st in an unassisted home birth. The baby weighed in at 8 lbs 10 oz. She describes the experience in her August ’06 Expecting Club at iVillage, saying exactly how and what happened, and shares photos of Donny nursing and big sister Catalina, 17 months, trying to "eliminate the competition!"
Asia’s original plan was to have the baby at home with her husband Don present. Tragically, Don was killed seven weeks ago in a car accident, however, Asia decided to continue with the unassisted homebirth plan. All the best to Asia and her family during this joyful yet difficult time.
For more information on homebirths (they can be assisted by midwives, or unassisted) check out Is Homebirth for You? and Midwifery Today’s page. There is also a Homebirth Debate Blog for those interested – please keep it out of the comments.
Thanks to CBB reader Melissa.