Disclaimer: The press conference is in French sans subtitles
so you'll have to take our word on the translation.

Angelina Jolie's doctor just threw a bucket of cold water on the global Brangelina babywatch.

"Angelina's pregnancy has gone very well so far, and she has absolutely no problems at all," obstetrician Dr. Michel Sussmann told E! News, before delivering the blow.

"But she still has at least two or three weeks to go until she gives birth, and she'll most certainly be staying in the hospital until after she gives birth."

Maybe Dustin Hoffman's previously believed red herring due date of Aug. 19 wasn't so far-fetched after all.

Brad Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

"Lenval is one of the best maternity hospitals in the world, so if there were any problems she'll get the best care possible," Sussmann said. "But for now, both Angelina and the babies are doing extremely well. Everyone's very happy."

Sussmann spoke to E! News following a press conference at 5:30 p.m. local time, in which he gave an update on the state of the world's most-watched pregnancy.

"Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have asked us to let you know that she's very well," Sussmann said, addressing her early admittance. "It isn't an emergency, it's completely planned. We're not talking about a premature birth."

Sussmann also added that the updates would be kept to an absolute minimum out of respect for the mother-to-be.

"She's a pregnant woman, and she's entitled to her privacy. She will stay in the hospital as long as it takes, then she will be allowed to go home. I have a very high respect for both her and her husband, and she's a very good patient."

The conference itself came just a few hours after some high-powered visitors arrived at the hospital, albeit with much less fanfare than the press conference provided.

A shades- and trilby-wearing Pitt, accompanied by daughters Zahara and Shiloh, were spotted earlier in the day entering the hospital's maternity ward.

The hospital is bending the rules ever so slightly for the famous patient—minors under the age of 15 are ordinarily not permitted during the hospital's visiting hours.

Special times apparently call for special measures.

The family's blacked-out Mercedes was waved through the side entrance of the hospital at 1:16 p.m. local time after passing through the amped-up security hired by the hospital following Jolie's admittance.

The 33-year-old checked into Nice's Lenval hospital earlier this week in advance of the twins' birth. It was something Nadine Bauer, the hospital's spokeswoman, told E! News was "standard procedure," and "something she had planned with her doctor...for some time" as a way to rest up for the final days of her pregnancy.

Bauer also confirmed on Tuesday that Sussmann would hold a press conference in the wake of the twins' arrival to formally announce the news, but because no due date has yet been given, anticipation was high going into today's press conference.

It will, no doubt, continue to be.

(Originally published on July 2, 2008 at 9:11 a.m. PT)

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