Kourtney Kardashian Considering Water Birth: What Is It and What Other Celebs Have Done It? (PHOTOS)

By: Gabrielle Chung / June 15, 2012

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Kourtney Kardashian may be thinking of delivering her second child — a girl — using a birthing pool.

But she’s actually not the first celeb to have delivered a water birth!

Recently, the 33-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star got the internet buzzing when she sent out a crypic tweet about water births. Though she later clarified that she was merely learning about the procedure in preparation for the birth of she and partner Scott Disick’s second child, it nonetheless sparked interest in the subject.

Who in Hollywood has delivered their kid in a birthing pool and — more importantly — what exactly is a water birth?

From supermodel Gisele Bundchen to Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, many celebrity moms have opted to give birth this way.

Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water.

Reportedly, birthing a baby into water creates a gentler environment for a child who has spent nine months in its mother’s amniotic fluid sac. While some women choose to labor in the water and get out for delivery, few pregnant moms opt to stay in the water for the actual birth.

Check out more celebrity moms who have opted for this method in the gallery above.

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Water births aren’t just happening in the homes of Hollywood celebs. It has even been featured in Jennifer Lopez’s The Backip Plan!