On to Plan B. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake open up about how their “anything but normal” birth plan was unexpectedly derailed by an emergency C-section when they had their son, Silas, in a new book by Connie Simpson, aka “Nanny to the Stars.”
In an excerpt of The Nanny Connie Way: Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood published by ET, the couple share the extensive lengths they went to in an attempt to have a natural birth: “Our birth plan was anything but normal. We had two midwives, one doula, one meditation birthing class, a ton of hippie baby books, and a lovely home in the Hollywood Hills that we had turned into a labor training facility that we called The Octagon. So, not exactly normal.”
The Sinner actress, 36, admits her demands for their home after returning from the hospital with Silas drove her and Timberlake, 37, a little crazy. “When all our plans fell apart and the serene, natural childbirth we had envisioned ended with a transfer to the hospital and an emergency C-section, we arrived home exhausted, disillusioned, and totally in shock,” Biel is quoted as saying. “I was obsessed with everything organic, toxin-free, natural, and homeopathic for our kid, who came into this world in an operating room through an incision. I was a dictator, making myself and my husband insane!”
The pair — who wed in October 2012 — welcomed Silas, their first child, in April 2015. The “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” singer, Biel, and their son are currently traveling together on his Man of the Woods tour. Timberlake shared a pic of himself and his family in the airport preparing for their trek across North America on March 12.
The Nanny Connie Way: Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood will be released April 10.
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