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    Alanis Morissette Talks the "Beyond Pain" of Home Childbirth: "I Just Went to This Whole Other World"

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    Alanis Morissette is opening up about the "beyond pain" she experienced during her child's home birth in a new interview with Today.

    "I didn't really even imagine myself having the birth experience in the hospital," the 39-year-old singer said in an interview that aired on Thursday, Sept. 26. "My home is like my little sanctuary."

    Morissette and her husband, rapper Mario Treadway, welcomed their son Ever on Christmas Day 2010, without any doctors or medicine. The only help they had during the natural birth was a midwife and a doula. 

    "It was a transcendental experience," the "You Oughta Know" rocker said. "I just went to this whole other world. I basically had to be the little soldier that I am and really focus on this new beautiful creature coming out of me."

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    Morissette credits her husband for helping her through the pain.

    "My husband was at my side the whole time, my total hero," she said. "And the rest was really up to God."

    And while Morissette says the home birth was an "amazing" experience for her and her family, this option might not be best for everyone.

    "I think once people know it's quite possible to have a really amazing home birth—and in my case I have no regrets and would do it again and in the same breath it wasn't the easiest experience of my life. I think having it be an option is really exciting," she said.

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