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Christina Applegate Had An 18-Hour Delivery — 'It Was Profound Pain!'

Tue, February 22, 2011 11:39am EDT by Add first Comment

Courtest of Warner Bros; Courtesy of People

Not only was the birth of her daughter Sadie Grace “the best thing that has ever happened,” it helped Christina deal with her mastectomy scars.

“It was profound. It was profound pain,” Christina Applegate, 39, tells Ellen DeGeneres about her labor and delivery of daughter Sadie Grace. “And then that happens,” she adds, pointing to photo of her 3-week-old little girl. Christina battled breast cancer in 2008 and had a double mastectomy, a surgery she took very personally — until the birth of Sadie.

Christina says Sadie “saved her”

“Just that moment, pulling her out and I dropped my gown which I don’t do,” she explains to Ellen. “This part of my body is very private to me [her chest]…that’s a real private place. A place that I don’t have a good relationship with, let’s say. But at that moment of pulling her out and I just tore that thing [gown] off,” she adds, “There’s a room full of people that I don’t know. Nurses and doctors. And she and I just laid there. It was the best thing that’s every happened to me.” What a beautiful moment for Christina!

This was Christina’s funniest pregnant moment…

The actress, who stars in the film Hall Pass alongside fellow new parent Owen Wilson, is engaged to musician, and baby daddy, Martyn LeNoble, 41.