01/09/2012 06:37 EST

Celebrity Babies' Births: What Goes On When The Stars Deliver?


If there's one thing money can't buy, it's escape from pain. And when it comes to pain, there's really nothing comparable to childbirth.

So how do the ultra-wealthy and famous contend with this most humanizing of experiences? Reportedly for Beyonce and Jay-Z, it involved anything from a pre-made custom "birthing" weave to a $1.3 million rental of Lenox Hill Hospital's entire fourth floor.

But not every celeb goes the extra distance -- a surprising number give birth at home, though that's likely as much to avoid the paparazzi as it is to embrace the natural side of motherhood. Read on to discover how a whole slew of stars got through their childbirth experiences.

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