Thandie Newton: Home birth at 41

"Keep independent midwifery alive," says Rogue actress Thandie Newton, who welcomed her third child Monday. Check out the name!

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Photo: GG/FameFlynet

It’s a boy for Thandie Newton!

The 41-year-old Half of the Yellow Sun and Rogue actress and her hubby, Ol Parker, welcomed a baby boy Monday, March 3.

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Thandie tweeted the big news Tuesday, March 4, sharing the baby’s name—Booker Jombe Parker—and that she had a home birth via a “brilliant” independent midwife…

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According to their Twitter bio, UK-based @PhoenixMidwives is “a group of Independent Midwives who believe in a woman’s ability to give birth naturally, given the right encouragement and support but minimum interference.”

Baby Booker is the third child, and the first son, for Thandie and Ol, who were married in 1998. They’re also parents to daughters Ripley, 12, and Nico, 8.

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Congrats to the family!

xo Haley-O
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