Jamie Oliver has hit back at critics who say the delivery room is no place for a child. 

Earlier this year the celeb chef shared the news that Poppy Honey, 14, and Daisy Boo, 13, watched his wife Jools deliver their baby brother River Rocket. Poppy even took on the duty of cutting young River’s umbilical cord. 

The move had opinions divided, with many seeing it as a controversial move. 

Jamie has hit back by calling the critics ‘strange’. 

He told Good Housekeeping, “It’s only controversial to really strange people! Most of the world has home births, and different countries have different habits.”


“To see my two teenagers watch their mum was extraordinary. It was the right age for them, the right scenario for us, and I witnessed their initial raw emotion as the little one was handed to them.”

“I know they respect their mum now even more than they already did. It was an amazing show of strength.”

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Source: Essential Baby

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