Tori Spelling shows off her newborn son, Liam, on the cover of this month’s Us Weekly. The new-mom also dishes on labor, her reconciliation with her mom and how Angelina Jolie helped ease her fear of a C-section.
Spelling, 33, was induced 15 days earlier than expected when her water broke. The actress said she endured 17 hours of contractions which, “felt like I was being Tasered!”
Tori on labor: “As foolish as this sounds now, I wanted to feel how it would hurt. But I think I let the pain go on a little too long before I got the epidural.”
On getting a C-section from Dr. Jason Rothbart (Angelina Jolie’s OB-GYN): I asked Dr. Rothbart if he’d do a good job, and he said, ‘Well, Angelina didn’t complain,’ So I was like, ‘If Angelina let him do a C-section in Africa, I am OK. I felt comforted by that.”
On her reconciliation with her mother, Candy: “I’m so happy she’s back in my life. Having a child puts it all in perspective. Knowing the bond I have with Liam means that I get my mom’s bond with me.”
I agree that labor contractions do feel like you are being tasered! I know I felt immediate relief upon getting my epidural and was able to relax and enjoy the birth. Did you get an epidural or did you give birth naturally? If you did give birth naturally (you brave soul!), how did you get through the labor pains?