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January 3, 2008 JLo Planning a Scientology Baby Birth? Jennifer Lopez is planning to give birth to her first child naturally, quiet, and free from painkillers. The 38-year-old actress will be following in the footsteps of Katie Holmes, who was forced to keep quiet during the birth of her first child with Scientology-fanatic husband Tom Cruise. Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony are also devoted followers of the religion, Scientology, where it is believed that loud hospital environments, and doctor's shouts of 'push push' can have damaging effects on a newborn later in life. Press, silent childbirth
October 9, 2005 Sects Before Marriage Is Wrong, Katie Katie seems so young and vulnerable. I wonder if she is worldly enough to satisfy a man so experienced and powerful. I mean, you can only do so much "nice and sweet" before you have to tell him who's really boss. If this relationship is to have a chance she should start as she means to go on and tell him where he can stick all that rubbish about drug-free labour and silent childbirth. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 Katie Facing Cult's 'Silent Birth' Katie Holmes will have to suffer in silence while having Tom Cruise's baby under the weird rules of Scientology. Batman actress Katie, 26, announced she is expecting and is known to be taking lessons in the cult, which fiance Tom follows devotedly. The controversial organisation believes pregnant women must remain silent during childbirth and shun painkilling drugs. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 Tom and Katie Expecting Even by Hollywood's skewed standards, the birth of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' baby is set to be decidedly odd. When Holmes is wheeled into the delivery room, she will be under strict instructions not to cry or scream out, no matter how painful her labour. She has agreed to convert to her fiance's Church of Scientology, which insists on "silent births" to avoid traumatising newborn babies. And that is only the start of the sect's unique take on how to bring up children. Astra Woodcraft, Jessica Rodriguez, Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 The Face: Katie Holmes There is speculation about the extent to which Holmes, who was raised a Catholic, has embraced Scientology, for which Cruise is an evangelist. She has reportedly said that Scientology allows her to continue as a practising Catholic but she has been learning about the sect and has allegedly had a "Scientologist chaperone" with her during interviews. Fans who fear that she doesn't know what she's getting into have set up a "free Katie" website. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 6, 2005 Quit Yellin', It's Only Childbirth Katie Holmes' mission impossible will be giving birth without painkillers - or screaming. That's because her fiance, "Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist. Practitioners of Scientology are against drugs but insist on "silent birth" because they believe it's traumatic for babies to hear their mothers groan or cry. John Travolta, Katie Holmes, Kelly Preston, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise