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5 Things You Didn't Know About Kate Hudson's Birth!

Sep 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM Chime in now

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If Woody Allen needs ideas for his next movie, he may want to talk to Kate Hudson. People reports the actress tells Ellen DeGeneres that giving birth to her son, Bingham Hawn, 14 months, was a lot like one of the famously neurotic director's films. And, it seems, her mom, Goldie Hawn, played a pivotal role. Here are five things we learned about the delivery from Hudson's recent interview on Ellen:

1. Labor was loooong. Hudson says her labor lasted 18 hours, and she pushed for a cringe-worthy four and a half hours.

2. Her mom skipped the hospital food -- but brought her own. "I called my mom to tell her I'm in the hospital and in labor. And she was like, 'Okay, well, how much time do I have? Because I was going to take a swim,'" Hudson tells Ellen. "She shows up, and I have not eaten in like 10 hours. She shows up with a pizza and Doritos. She's like, 'I'm starving.'"

3. Then her mom pulled out props. "She puts on these reading glasses that have headlights on them," Hudson tells Ellen, according to People. "I have my doctor and my mom kind of looking over with these headlights. And she brings a magnolia flower. And she sort of starts to do these visualizations with me. And she's going, 'Imagine your va-jay-jay as a large magnolia flower blossoming.'"

4. She got -- understandably -- camera shy. When Hudson's fiancĂ©, Matthew Bellamy from the band Muse, pulled out the video camera, she told him to stay back. "I put up tarps," she tells Ellen. "I was like, 'Don't go anywhere near the area.' And I see him start to creep. I'm like, 'No, no, get back!' … Meanwhile, my mom's going [to the doctor], 'That's not normal. It that normal?' It really was a Woody Allen film."

5. She kept her eye on the prize. "It was pretty intense, but it was incredible, and Matt was just amazing," Hudson tells the talk show host. And that's what matters, right?

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