Melissa Joan Hart Regrets Not Having An Epidural

(In the above pic Melissa and son Brayden were snapped arriving at the “Celebration of Babies” silent auction and luncheon on September 27th in Beverly Hills)

Melissa Joan Hart has had second thoughts about her decision to give birth to son Braydon naturally.

“I told my mom and my husband, don’t let me have [the drugs],” she told Us magazine at the Celebration of Babies to benefit the March of Dimes.

“I kinda regret that one,” she admitted.

“But the thing is, the healing was so much faster,” Melissa, 32, explained. “I didn’t have to get the drugs out of my system and was moving around a lot more.”

Melissa, who had “a lot of medical intervention” during her first delivery, told Us magazine that having a natural childbirth motivated her.

“I labored at home for 9 hours and then went to the hospital for an hour and a half – two pushes and he was out,” she said.

“When your feeling all that, you want to get that out as soon as possible, so you really work,” she added. “You’re like, ‘I’m gonna push really hard but I’m only doing it once.'”

Braydon, born in March, is now 6-months-old. Melissa and husband Mark Wilkerson also have a 3-year-old, Mason.

“They’re just starting to relate to each other a lot,” Melissa shared. “[Braydon] loves to laugh at his big brother and his brother loves to make him laugh.”

Melissa also shared how she lost the baby weight.

“Four weeks [after], I started feeling really good so I started going to the gym and started working out, went about three times a week,” she told Us magazine. “I got delivery food for a little while.

“What I did was make sure no Sprinkles cupcakes [were] in the house, no candy,” she said. “I got used to the no sugar so I was like ok, ‘no starches.’ I slowly started to get myself back on track and get my will power built up.”



  1. LILYBELLE says

    Karen… that was rather rude. Her children are absolutely adorable, she is beautiful, her husband ain’t so bad either! Why would you be so sick of seeing the Wilkersons? AND btw… she was the STAR of “Clarissa Explains it All” as well as “Sabrina the Teenaged Witch”

  2. ELIE TAYLOR says

    Both her sons look like their father!! It is so
    cute how Braydon is relaxed …Thanks for the

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.