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Kate Hudson Mistaken as a Boy When Delivered

October 20, 2010 09:02:42 GMT

Goldie Hawn recalled the time she gave birth to her actress daughter, saying 'And I was lying there going, 'No, it's a girl!'.'


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Actress Kate Hudson was born a boy - or so baby doctors thought in the delivery room. The "Almost Famous" star's mum Goldie Hawn was stunned when a midwife congratulated her on the birth of a healthy son when she knew her baby was a little girl.

At Monday, October 18's Elle Women in Hollywood dinner in Los Angeles, the "Private Benjamin" star recalled the happy day she gave birth to Kate in in 1979, telling EOnline.com, "I had a C-section... (and) I was lying there and they were slicing and dicing... (and) all of a sudden, out she comes and they say, 'It's a boy!' And I was lying there going, 'No, it's a girl!'

"I didn't know what she was. I just felt she was a girl... and I looked and them and they said, 'Oh, no... it is a girl!' I thought, 'What part of her anatomy are you looking at to make a mistake like that?'"

Hawn also told the website that little Kate was almost named Rebecca. She added, "I was going to name her Rebecca because it was biblical and romantic and genteel and then all of a sudden, she punched me so hard in my you know where - truly where the sun doesn't shine. I said, 'Oh, my God! This is a Kate. This isn't a Rebecca. This is a Kate!'"

Mum Goldie was beaming with pride at the Elle Women in Hollywood gala, where her daughter was honored alongside Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Hilary Swank, among others.


 




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posted by Ashysoma on Oct 22, 2010
I think this headline might start a rumor! It made me wonder if Kate was born with ambiguous genitalia, which can be caused by several different things. What it sounds like, though, was that a nurse, who had probably seen several babies delivered that day, just didn't look very closely. The difference in appearance is no where near as dramatic at birth at it gets to be later. Or, maybe she just got mixed up between Kate and the baby boy whose delivery she worked on a short time before. My ex was an OB/GYN and he never remembered what anyone had, even if you asked him a few minutes later.

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