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Angelina Jolie Talks About Giving Birth to Shiloh in Africa

Angelina Jolie Talks About Giving Birth to Shiloh in Africa

Angelina Jolie is opening up about giving birth to her daughter Shiloh in Africa and the struggles that other women in that region go through during childbirth.

The 41-year-old actress appeared on BBC Radio 4′s Women’s Hour on Friday morning (June 17) and talked about how these problems in Africa can be easily fixed.

“I went to a hospital in Namibia, where I was having my daughter, and I was in breech. I needed a C-section, and I knew I was in breach because I had had the money to have an ultrasound,” Angelina said. “But I found even the local hospital with many, many women – and this was a good hospital – did not have an ultrasound machine.”

“So the amount of women that didn’t know they were in breach, the amount of babies and complications when they got into labor, with one simple machine,” Angelina continued. “But I know there are many extraordinary people who are working on this and women’s health around the world, and many groups dedicated solely to that, and their work is so needed and these solutions can come.”

Listen to a clip from Angelina‘s interview below and hear the full piece on BBC.co.uk!

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Posted to: Angelina Jolie, Celebrity Babies, Shiloh Jolie Pitt

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  • Casey C

    While yes, the machines are super important and are needed, midwives can tell when a baby is breech, both by feeling the bump and through examination and the baby is breech, not the mother.

  • wika

    Reposting…

    Takeover week: Guest Editor Angelina Jolie Pitt

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07fdy3c#play

  • Felinelilly

    I can’t listen to the podcast right now so thanks Jared for a bit of the summary.

  • wika

    Five key moments from Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Takeover
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/26rBvVTGKQLsPMbQ2cLxyM8/five-key-moments-from-angelina-jolie-pitt-s-takeover

    Angelina Jolie Pitt set the agenda as the final guest editor in our Woman’s Hour Takeover Week 2016

    “I probably wouldn’t have made it this far if I was a refugee”
    Angelina Jolie Pitt

    Her focus was women who survive sexual violence in conflict, only to find themselves ostracised by their communities

    We also learned about women’s health issues in refugee camps around the world – and how Angelina is educating her own children about their backgrounds.

    More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/26rBvVTGKQLsPMbQ2cLxyM8/five-key-moments-from-angelina-jolie-pitt-s-takeover

  • wika
  • Felinelilly

    Thanks wika but I tried earlier and the links make my tablet crash every time. So I’ll watch when I get on my pc.

  • lyric

    Thank you for reposting Takeover Week Wika. I just got through listening to Angie on some of the topics. Love listening to her speak, so articulate and pleasant to listen to.

  • R.A

    I really love her.. her dedication for other people is beyond.. God bless to you my love Dame Angelina and your family..

  • AWHODAT

    I guess it completely went over the heads of these minions that Angie didnt “appear” on the show….she was not a guest, per se. She was guest-HOSTING. I wonder what part of that they dont understand? SMDH

  • busted

    Well to be honest a lot of us thought she was actually going to be in the studio.. so sadly I a “minion” on this one.. but don’t be too harsh on us.. we were hoping to see her there.

    lol

  • AWHODAT

    LOL…but no, busted. All of us fans understood her to be a GUEST-host. Not to be confused with whether or not the program was pre-recorded.

  • hotmess

    Guess you can add me as well. Plus even though she wasn’t there in person it still was a good segment. It was really informative and it seemed really thought out.

  • AWHODAT

    OMG This new ability to zap bugs and other assorted trolls and stalkers is so final! The flag icon is gone so its either zap and ‘be gone’ (permanently, is it?) or not. And i am sure we’re not gonna allow the nasties to stick around.

    But what i’m wondering is, what if we accidentally zap a fan. Especially a fan who hasnt posted in a while and the zapper makes a mistake? Is a zapped poster zapped forever?

  • busted

    If you ban someone you can go to your profile and edit. There is list and you go to Ban and you can undo it if you want. So no it is not forever if you make a mistake. But most of us are able to distinguish between a fan and a troll.

  • busted

    For PT..

    I saw a picture of Lenny with her Producing Partner.. so no she is NOT in NYC just to be with Squiggy.. she is there for work.

  • Go Figure!

    I saw a picture of her somewhere else. It was mentioned she was there for a meeting. Guess someone is fixing to offer her a part. And evidently they read all the comments (Ticky and Tacky) cause they had a “date night” and he was holding her hand. LOL! I don’t blame her. I’d make him work hard for the money too.

  • AWHODAT

    Just saw this in my email inbox. So am sharing for anyone interested.

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    GraphicStock is giving you 7 days to download anything you want from over 300,000 images, including photos, graphics, vectors, templates, design elements, and more.
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  • AWHODAT

    Just saw this in my email inbox. So am sharing for anyone interested.

    GraphicStock
    Download Anything You Want
    GraphicStock is giving you 7 days to download anything you want from over 300,000 images, including photos, graphics, vectors, templates, design elements, and more.
    http://bit.ly/1tuho2F

  • AWHODAT

    Thanx busted. Good to know.

  • busted

    COOL..

  • AWHODAT

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    http://huff.to/18jZfZU

    Oh my! Quite a pile on going on drumf on huffpo front pg. With just a month to the convention! It should be E.P.I.C. lmfao

  • GroundControl500

    Be careful of freebies.

  • toastie postie

    I’m with you. I expected her to be in the UK.

  • well

    FINALLY got to listen to Angie’s broadcast- so excellent & moving. That is such a cute Angie/Shi pic! OT- the first clip is only a minute, but has a great zinger at end-
    Excerpt:
    …speech that comedian and The Daily Show contributor Hasan Minhaj gave last night ought receive a lot of attention. Minhaj lambasted Congress — a few members of which I expect were in attendance — for their inaction on gun legislation, berating them for ignoring the will of the people, taking millions from the NRA, and for being complicit in the death of thousands.http://www.pajiba.com/videos/hasan-minhaj-obliterates-congress-at-the-radio-television-correspondents-dinner-.php#comments

  • toastie postie

    We tried telling that to the young people who thought Bernie would give them a free college education. Like I told my husband, soooooooooo many times, nothing is free. I tell that to the obnoxious people, who disturb my peace at home, with a “supposed” free inspection of my house, to see if I could save money on my energy bill. Yeah, right, you are not going to tell me that I need new windows, yada, yada.

    BTW – too many people either ignore or are so uneducated, that they do not know what “No Solicitation” means.

  • Go Figure!

    TP: They aren’t uneducated. They just ignore. Cause the next one is when you tell them yes I have found My God and they go right on. That’s when you have to damn near throw them off your property.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie
  • AWHODAT

    Just saw this from nationalmemo.com:
    BillOReilly declares what sorts of people should and should not be allowed to report on Donald Trump.

    If, for instance, you are a woman (or man, for that matter) who believes in equal rights for women, you should be recused and restricted from publishing any piece of journalism on The Donald.

    “She is a feminist,” O’Reilly said, referring to a New York Times reporter who co-wrote the piece examining Trump’s record of uncouth remarks and behavior around women. “Trump is a beauty contestant purveyor. Do you let a feminist report on a beauty contestant person who is now turned politician?”

    He continued: “If I’m an editor and I know there is a feminist woman in my newsroom, who is brilliant because I think this woman is an excellent reporter, I don’t let her report on a guy like Trump because Trump is the antithesis of that. And so I don’t want any margin of error here, there are plenty of reporters who can do the story, do you not see that?” he asked Bob Woodward, who did not see that, in fact.
    http://bit.ly/1V2pNka

    Maaaaaaany more gems where that came from. You should check out the “This Week In Crazy” (the top 5) at the same link.

  • AWHODAT

    Oh how lovely to see them. But i’m confused now. I’m sure i saw a pic of Angie either on this thread or the Brad thread of her wearing a horizontal gray and white stripes top with a gray cardigan. Where was that taken and when?

  • busted

    Those were taken on Thursday.

  • busted

    Maddox and Jaime are there too

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Yeah, sorry, forgot to mention them. Just went off the headline before I got a chance to read the whole thing.

    Wonder if the any of them are going to be joining Daddy at Le Mans?

  • busted

    Wasn’t your fault.. I guess they focused on Knox because he was with Angie the other day.

  • wika

    Wonder if Knox and Maddox are joining Daddy for Le Mans… funny cos these are the two boys that’s joined him for racing events before LOL!

  • ali7

    Look this he’s already using her car, are all those guys in for the money? Because every one them she dated she richer than them & as any of them they get papz after when u hear she’s dating this guy or that guy

    Tom Hiddleston was spotted riding to the gym and reportedly took Taylor Swift’s car there! jus.tj/1bi8

  • wika

    Knox is SO cute LOL! He looks rather shy.

  • toastie postie

    Why is he even saying that. Allow? Anyone can report on the idiot or anything else they wish. Whoa, no freedom of expression? Not saying that it would be good reporting. So maybe we need what Dumpster should speak about and what not to, because he’s an idiot? I’ll drink to that, if we are going to limit the freedom of expression.

    I mean freedom of expression isn’t always good or legal…like a guy/gal yelling fire in a crowded area. That suckers going to jail. But really? Too many idiots coming out of the woodwork.

  • Go Figure!

    I think Shi shoulda gone too.

  • Saffron

    She always looks so relaxed and effortlessly put-together. I really need that bag of hers…

  • Angela Johnson

    Did people really believe Bernie could give young people a free education? I mean it would be nice *coughs* Sallie Mae, but I don’t think it’s possible in the U.S.

  • fyi

    New Brad picture
    https://twitter.com/MKaramanli72/status/743914515968962560
    At the dinner of l #ACO @24heuresdumans with #BradPitt a few quick exchanges

  • sandra

    I want that bag too. I am going to guess and say she is going to NY.

  • Angela Johnson

    Another day, another beautiful photo of Mrs. Pitt. The most photogenic woman in the world. Knox will break many hearts. He’s gorgeous.

  • wika

    LOL his hair does look similar to Knox’s. (Good to see it, finally)

  • wika

    What’s at NY?

  • busted

    OH my.. I LOVE THE HAIR..

    HE LOOKS SO YUMMY

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    It must be my eyes cause he looks younger that 52 or 51 or 50.

    He looks GOOOOOD.

  • sandra

    LOL dont know. Just guessing LOL

  • wika

    That’s a wild guess LOL

  • Angela Johnson

    The Daily Fail writers continue to make differences in their children. In the last two articles they wrote, “Their children Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne, and then wrote their adopted children Maddox, Pax, and Zahara”. I don’t see the point of saying they’re adopted. We know they are adopted. They could have easily said, Brad and Angelina’ s children.

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