It has been rumored that 48-year old Kelly Preston and devout Scientologist has had a “silent birth” to welcome baby boy Benjamin into the world. What is a silent birth, you ask? well according to the beliefs of Scientology, which has a cult celebrity following, such as John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and Tom Cruise, believes that “a silent birth is labor and delivery done in a calm and loving environment and with no spoken words by anyone attending. Chatty doctors and nurses, shouts to “PUSH, PUSH” and loud or laughing remarks to “encourage” are the types of things that are meant to be avoided.”
Ok, I’m all for having a “loving environment” while giving birth, but come on, when someone is able to push out another human being out of ones birth canal it should give them the right to yell, curse or even scream. Right? well not according to the principle behind the founder of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard, who claims that not speaking during childbirth can have an adverse effect on one later in life.
Hmm no words, I am a little curious about that one, since hearing my husband’s voice coaching me through labor pains and the delivery itself made me feel safe and loved.Are there any Silent Birth believers out there? Do you think you can go through a silent birth?