Over the past few weeks the happy couple have been awfully quiet about Kelly’s pregnancy, but it sounds like they will be even quieter during the birth of their baby boy!
John Travolta and Kelly Preston, who are expecting a son, are planning to follow the Church of Scientology’s “silent birth” guidelines when Kelly goes into labor, RadarOnline.com reports. The mom-to-be, who is expecting a baby boy later this fall, will have to try and control her urge to yell when contractions hit, while her doctors, John and their daughter, Ella Bleu, 10, silently gather in the delivery room. Hmm, seems a little daunting right?
Kelly’s not the first celeb to follow these rules — fellow Scientologists Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reportedly did the same thing when their daughter Suri was born four years ago.
According to Scientology teachings, babies should not be subjected to any kind of sensory discomfort or stress that could affect them in their future. Kelly and John will try and make sure that their son is born into a calm environment following the distress he will endure during the birthing process.
The couple, who lost their 16-year-old son Jett in January 2009 after he suffered a seizure, tried to follow the guidelines during the birth of Ella Bleu. Kelly admits that after 13 hours of labor at home, it wasn’t easy to maintain the silence, “It got hardcore at the end because she was so big,” she says. The labor got so difficult that Kelly told John she wanted an epidural, but heavy traffic didn’t allow the couple to make it to the hospital!
We hope that the delivery goes smoothly (and quietly) this time!