Dr. Michel Sussman has shared more details of the birth of Angelina and Brad’s twins.
During the labor and delivery, the couple “were talking, they were together,” Dr. Michel Sussmann told reporters outside Fondation Lenval Hospital in Nice, France, where twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon were born on Saturday. “It was an epidural, so [Angelina] was awake and speaking and laughing. They were happy.”
Brad never left Angelina’s side – “he was my assistant!” Dr. Michel Sussmann said jokingly – and even cut the babies’ umbilical cords.
“He was … perfectly calm, totally determined, very pleased to be at the birth of his children, very moved and very emotional,” said Dr. Michel Sussmann.
Asked whether the birth had been a textbook delivery, Dr. Michel Sussmann replied, “absolutely no problems.”
Asked when Angelina and the babies leave the hospital? “I don’t know,” he said. “She will stay for a few days. You know, in Europe it isn’t like in the United States, where the patients go home after three days. They will stay a bit longer until everything is okay.”
He added: “The babies are fine. The babies are with the mother and father and they are fine.”
It is wonderful that he drew attention to the care that women in Europe receive in regards to their hospital stay. I know that some may disagree, but I think that all women should have the option of a longer hospital stay after delivering their babies if they choose.
On another note, Angelina’s father has shared that he is “deeply happy” about the birth of her twins.
“I’m over the moon – it’s magnificent,” he told The Insider. “In this world, all we can hope for is that mommy and the kids are healthy. I’m very excited. If I were called today, I’d be there.”
Angelina recently said that she and Jon Voight have reconciled after years of estrangement.
“We’re in contact … and wish each other well,” she told the July issue of Vanity Fair. “I think it’s best that, if we try to have any relationship in the future, we do it quietly.”