Maya Rudolph Reminisces about Surprising Home Birth
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Maya Rudolph Reminisces about Surprising Home Birth

Pregnant with her second child, Maya Rudolph hopes this delivery will go as planned — since her first one required a last-minute change of birthing plans.

When her daughter Lucille arrived 18 months ago, her unexpectedly speedy delivery led to a surprising home birth.

“[A homebirth] was not my plan, but that’s what happened … because the baby came out really fast,” Maya, 38, recalls on Chelsea Lately. “Luckily, she just kind of glided into her father’s arms.”

“It was scary, but it was kind of awesome,” she says. “Hospitals make me nervous because I feel like hospital equals death, like it smells like dead people and weird fluids that pickle people.”

But, what was even more surprising than the home birth was finding the placenta weeks later in her freezer.

“You have to put the placenta somewhere and I didn’t know it at the time, but someone put it in my freezer,” she laughs. ”Then a couple of weeks later I opened the freezer and was like, ‘What is that weird meat?’ Apparently a lot of cultures eat it. I did not do that, so don’t worry, I’m not a weirdo.”

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