Movie star couple John Travolta and Kelly Preston have reportedly told Tom Cruise’s fiancée Katie Holmes that she must keep quiet during the birth of her child. Not for Katie the luxury of screaming out while enduring the agony of childbirth, oh no. Instead, according to the laws of Scientology (and subsequently its high-profile Hollywood followers), the poor starlet must suffer in silence. And that’s not all. The controversial religious organisation also believes that pregnant women should shun painkilling drugs. On and they also demand that a newborn baby be quiet as well.
According to Scientology, children should be brought into the world without any fuss and allowed to quietly get used to their surroundings. That means no music, no chatting, no expressions of pain from the mother – and presumably no cries from the child itself.
Allow John’s wife Kelly Preston to explain: "It's just because everything in moments of pain is really recorded and you want to have that (the birth) peaceful and clear of the sort of suggestions of different words that can then affect them (babies) in their future." Hmmm… we wonder if Kelly was able to practise what she preaches during the birth of her two daughters.
Could be a new game show........