Nicole Richie's maternity mirror
Jan 22, 2008, 7:30 GMT
Nicole Richie - © Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos
Nicole Richie used a mirror to watch the birth of her daughter.
'The Simple Life' star, who delivered Harlow Winter Kate Madden naturally two weeks ago, was keen to get a clear view of the moment her little girl entered the world at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
A source told America's Star magazine: "A nurse handed Nicole a mirror so she could see the birth. At first she was too afraid, but she watched during the final few pushes."
However, there were worrying moments for Nicole and fiancé Joel Madden when Harlow turned a scary shade of blue.
But the doctor soon reassured the new parents that everything was OK and placed Harlow on Nicole's chest while Joel nervously cut the cord.
Following the birth, Nicole - who had had an epidural injection to help her with the immense pain - then sent a note to Christina Aguilera, who was in a nearby ward awaiting the arrival of her son.
Nicole wanted to wish Christina luck with the delivery and let her know she was in her thoughts.
The source added: "It was sweet!"
Christina had her little boy, Max, by Caesarean section on January 12, the day after Harlow's arrival.
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