The Details of Baby Shiloh's Birth

May 31, 2006

MSN had a pretty comprehensive roundup of how, when, where — everything we want to know — about the birth of Shiloh Noveau Jolie-Pitt (including what her names mean). Also, expect a picture of the baby who is supposed to be stunning in the upcoming issue of People magazine, which purportedly paid $5 million to UNICEF for it.

Not surprisingly, Jolie gave birth via c-section, although her L.A. obstetrician claimed he performed the procedure because the baby was in “breech presentation.” There are a lot of breech babies in Hollywood, huh?

“The baby was a healthy 7 pounds,” the doc tells the mag. “Brad was with Angelina in the operating room the entire time and cut the umbilical cord of his daughter. The surgery and birth went flawlessly. The staff, nurses and doctors I worked with at the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital were amazing, it was a team effort.”

The “most beautiful family” as dubbed by People was grateful to its medical staff and the African country of Namibia for its hospitality and protection of their privacy. To show their gratitude, Brangelina donated $300,000 to needy Namibian newborns and another $15,000 to a local school and community center.

Namibians all over the country are ecstatic.

“I have been inundated with phone calls from Namibians all over the country who have heard the news and the people are celebrating in the streets, and special prayers have gone out to them in the churches,” the governor of the Erongo region enthuses to Us Weekly. “Just like Angelina, this precious Namibian-born baby will be our ambassador. This family has opened the doors for us to the world, who now look upon Namibia with new eyes.”

So what’s next for the Namibian First Family? According to this MSN roundup, the Jolie-Pitts will spend more time in Namibia before returning to Paris to hang out with Brad’s family. Then they’ll head back to L.A. so that hunky Daddy can work on “Ocean’s Thirteen.”