Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith talks about her labour before giving birth to her daughter in 2020. Image via Twitter @Essence

Jodie Turner-Smith’s labour was a ‘cosmic journey’

Jodie Turner-Smith went on a ‘cosmic psychedelic journey’ when she gave birth at her home without at any pain relief.

Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith talks about her labour before giving birth to her daughter in 2020. Image via Twitter @Essence

Jodie Turner-Smith went on a “cosmic psychedelic journey” when she gave birth.

The 35-year-old actress praised the way her body was “miraculous” enough to know what to do when she was in labour with her daughter Janie in April 2020 because she went through the process without any form of pain relief.

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JODIE TURNER-SMITH’S HOME BIRTH

“After I had my baby—I birthed at home, and it took me a very long time to give birth to my daughter, and I didn’t do it with any medication,” she said.

“So, in a sense it was like this cosmic psychedelic journey because your body is such a miraculous thing and it will do whatever it has to do to be able to process and understand whatever pain it is going through.”

But the Anne Boleyn actress – who has Janie with her husband Joshua Jackson – admitted her doula and midwife imposed some restrictions on her after she gave birth.

“I wasn’t allowed to go downstairs for two weeks in order to let myself heal. I hadn’t even thought about that as a concept,” she added to E! News.

“My ancestors were f****** birthing in f****** fields, and then going right back to work.”

JODIE TURNER SMITH’S PERSONAL ROLE ON ANNE BOLEYN

Episode one of Anne Boleyn showed Turner-Smith’s titular Tudor queen go through her third pregnancy loss with the stillbirth of her son and the actress thought it was an “honour” to depict something “so personal.”

“I really wanted to make sure that I was doing my best to honour that trauma… I really believe that it an honour asked to enact something that is so personal for many people and that is so important,” she said.

“For any performer, there’s always an honour when somebody asks you to portray something that is so personal and scary and frightening.”

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