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Alanis Morissette, who gave birth to her son, Ever, on Christmas Day 2011 at home with the help of a doula and a midwife (and no drugs), has opened up about the event to the US Today show.”The experience was beyond pain,” she said. “It was a transcendental experience. I just went to this whole other world.”Without the help of medication, “I basically had to be the little soldier that I am and really focus on this new beautiful creature coming out of me,” explained the singer, 39, who married rapper Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway ┬áin May 2012 at their home in Los Angeles.

“I would do it again,” she said. “And in the same breath, it wasn’t the easiest experience of my life.”

Morissette has also been puzzled by negative reactions to her baby-raising method, attachment parenting. “I get curious if someone’s really off-put by it or horrified or judgmental. What part of it is gross?” She puts the reaction down to “a severly under-touched society.”

“I think a common misperception about attuning and tending to a child’s needs so constantly is that they don’t grow in their independence, but I think that the opposite is true … They learn that connection is safe and they learn to stand on their own two feet in a way that I know all parents ultimately want for their kids.”

Did you have a drug-free birth? Would you have a home birth if your pregnancy presented no problems? And what are your views on attachment parenting?

  • I’m not totally into the attachment parenting thing as in my opinion it has to lead to parenting burn out. However, I agree with the comments about child birth – although I had my boys in hospital I had a drug and intervention free experience and I would say it was “beyond pain” as well

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  • i get how when you labour you just withdraw into yourself and tune into your body and you just try to ride the contractions out

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  • Congratulations to them they look so happy

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  • Drug free for both births but in a hospital.

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  • Thanks for sharing, love Alanis.

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  • No time for drugs with 2 of mine. I don’t think I’d ever want to have a home birth as a plan, but if I didn’t get to the hospital then that’s a different matter.

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  • My aim was to have healthy babies and not necessarily a drug free birth.

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  • I think how you have and raise your child is up to the individual.

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  • All the best to her and her family

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  • Ah yes, my childbirth was painless and blissful, haha

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  • Interesting and infomative reading. Good luck Alanis.

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  • I think each to their own is the key

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  • I would not have wanted a home birth, and I’ve done both, had a good labour with an epidural, had a bad epidural experience and given birth to our last child without one, which may be empowering but was jolly painful, and, if I’m honest only because I waited too long to request the pain relief ;-)

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  • thanks for sharing was a good read

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  • i would not have a home birth to much can go wrong. And give me drugs im no super woman lol

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