Will Tom Cruise talk Katie Holmes into the Scientology method of labor?
Is she crazy enough to actually try this?
The "silent birth" is what Scientology suggests instead of screaming through labor pains. Only low moaning is considered acceptable. Hubbard, in his book Dianetics, wrote "Maintain silence in the presence of birth to save the sanity of the mother and the child and safeguard the home to which they will go."
John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, used this method for the birth of their daughter Ella in 2002. John Travolta explained that the quiet is to ensure "there's nothing recorded in the child's mind that shouldn't be there while there's pain going on. Any people saying any kind of negative verbiage may adversely affect the baby later on."
Scientology also suggests remaining quiet for a week after the birth so that the baby is "trauma free".