Katie Holmes preparing for silent birth

March 28th, 2006 // 108 Comments

*katie_holmes_silent_birth.jpgKatie Holmes is reportedly gearing up for the silent birth of her first child after Scientologists were spotted carrying signs into her home, reminding her to keep quiet during labor. On Monday, huge placards saying, “Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable,” were carried into the couple’s home to remind Holmes to deal with the extreme pain of childbirth quietly.

Like Tom Cruise, I’m all for making women suffer as much as humanly possible during childbirth. You know – strobe lights, false fire alarms, the doctor screaming “It’s a monster!” every few minutes. Sure, it may not serve any “medical purpose”, but I don’t see what that has to do with anything.

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  1. MizScarlett

    Not to worry – the no-contact rule between Mama and baby is only so Kate’s “doctor” has time to take the kid into the back room and install the required Anti-Common Sense microchip into his/her little brain. Then a proper mother and child reunion finally can begin.

    P.S. Jason Lee is a Scientologist? My buddy EARL? I might as well join them now, as I’ve suddenly lost the will to live. EARRRL…!

  2. PeteWentz'sGroupie

    Tom will probably break that rule and start jumping on the couch, screaming, “I love my baby so much”, at any given moment, so I’m not too worried about him enforcing it.

  3. hdred

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Scientologist-John-Travolta-Recommends-Unnatural-Birth-Behavior-For-Katie-Holmes-10030.shtml

    “Scientologists prefer to give birth at home and banish neo-natal screening and conventional medicine. Home births also accommodate the Scientology’s “silent birth” rules about not talking to a newborn baby for a period of one week.”

    So all the studies about babies learning language as we talk to them doesn’t matter in Scientology?? How do these people survive? I’d love to see an IQ test of this kid in five years. Poor thing…

  4. Doodad

    what is their own justification for leaving the baby alone for a few days (or whatever it was). What about bonding? Supposedly the silent birth thing was so the baby enters a loving environment without swear words, yelling, etc. What about the whole “loving” aspect of this? I can’t see leaving any living creature alone an act that will help it develop properly or feel the love of people around it. This is completely ridiculous.

    I had heard a few years ago that L. Ron Hubbard commited suicide. Then when I went and read some literature by ex-members of the scientology hierarchy, they made it sound like he got murdered by people on the inside of the organization. Apparently he was being investigated for tax fraud and also for trying to get his spies to infiltrate the Us government so they could peak at the files that the US had on him (Hubbard). It was part of something that hubbard called “operation snow white”. Anyway I think some scientologists went to jail over that.

    So his will was redrafted the day before he died. In the will it stated that an autopsy was forbidden. Well the coroner did get to take blood samples and examin the body. He had a bunch of needle marks in his butt. His body also showed signs of a psychoactive drug that would have been injected into his system at least 24 hours prior to death. So the speculation from teh ex-scientologists was that he was under the influence of these drugs when he rewrote the will and the amount he was given was done with the intent to kill him.

    What I wonder is, how does teh scientology “church” with all its bad press actually get these celebrities to sign up?

  5. bwheeler0124

    Any Lost fans out there??

    Katie= Claire
    Tom=Ethan

    Run while there is still time, girl, run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. KCKSUM

    OMG…HAS ANYONE HAS ANYONE HAD A BABY BEFORE…HELLO I DONT GIVE A SHIT WHO AND WHAT THE BELIEFS ARE…I HAVE HAD 4 KIDS BACK TO BACK TO BACK…AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE CHILD BIRTH. NO MAN COULD EVER GIVE BIRTH TO A CHILD. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE! I AM SO MAD RIGHT NOW AT TOM CRUISE. I WILL NEVER WHATCH ANOTHER MOVIE OF HIS AGAIN. HE THINKS HE KNOWS IT ALL ABOUT WOMEN AND WHAT WE GO THROUGH. FIRST OF ALL NO ONES PUTTING SHIT IN A WOMENS MOUTH WHILE SHES PUSHING OUT A BABY….AND NOT TALKING TO THE BABY FOR A WEEK.IS SHE SUPOSE TO PUSH IN SSILENCE..YA RIGHT! AND NOT TALKING TO THE BABY FOR A WEEK AFTER ITS BORN!
    HELLLLLLLLOOOOOO THE BABY NEEDS TO HEAR ITS MOTHER THATS HOW THEY FEEL SAFE…IT’S WHAT THEIR USE TO…UNLESS YOU WANNA TRAMATIZE THE POOR BABY….OMG I FEEL SO BAD FOR HER AND THAT BABY…HE TOTALLY CONTROLS HER..LIKE SHES HIS KID. SHES OUT OF HER MIND…OMG!HES JUST HATING CUZ NICOLE KIDMAN COULDNT POP EM OUT! HE IS SO LAME..I WANNA SEE HIM HAVE A CHILD! OHHHH IM SO PISTED RIGHT NOW!

  7. MIDASBELL

    Wow. Quite bitter.

    Seems few if any of the posters actually read into what Silent Birth really is. Mister Hubbard never coined this term and was given by others to describe preventative method which requests Doctors and nurses from being overly chatted and use words like push push and other statements that could affect a childs mental well being.

    What is a quiet or silent birth?

    Having a quiet, gentle birth is all about providing the best possible environment for the birthing mother and her new baby.
    It is labor and delivery done in a calm and loving environment and with no-spoken words by everyone attending as much as possible. Chatty doctors and nurses, shouts to

  8. yeah, what’s the deal with that!?

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