Ex-porn star Asia Carrera has unassisted home birth

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Earlier this summer, I read a story about former adult movie star Asia Carrera on Margaret Cho's blog that made my heart snap in two. Cho shared that Carrera's beloved husband, Donald Lemmon, was killed in a car accident in early June. He left behind a very pregnant Asia Carrera (just two months away from giving birth to their son) and their toddler daughter, Catty.

I've been fascinated with Asia Carrera for a long time. I felt I could relate to her somehow because she's half Asian like I am. I admit that's why she first caught my attention, but that's where the similarities end. In addition to having a successful porn career, Carrera is a MENSA member and a former college professor. And, since we're sharing, she is probably indirectly responsible for at least one of my two children, probably both. (And I bet I'm not the only one who can say that...)

Today comes news that Asia Carrera gave birth to a healthy baby boy (named Donny after his father) on July 31 via unassisted homebirth. That's right: at home, with no one else there to help her. (Her daughter was there). Carrera shares Donny's incredible birth story here.

Other bloggers who blogged this story:

Celebrity Baby Blog (where I first read the news)
Blogging Baby and
Childbearing Hipster

Asia Carrera: to quote Childbearing Hipster, you are "a total badass!" Congratulations to you and your family! Welcome to the world, little Donny!

Contributing Editor Stefania Pomponi Butler blogs CityMama and contributes to KimchiMamas.


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