Mom and daughter duo Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson took over Thursday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — and they didn’t hold back.
The pair opened up about Hudson’s somewhat comical hospital birth experience delivering her first daughter in October.
Hawn was present for the birth of baby Rani Rose, whom her daughter welcomed with longtime boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.
However, she only went after getting permission first.
The mom admitted that she annoyed her daughter during a previous birth when she brought pizza and other food into the delivery room and wasn’t sure that she’d be welcomed back. Hawn said:
“So I did ask permission. See, I’m a really fair mom. It’s like, ‘Honey, do you still want me?'”
Hudson said she “of course” wanted her mother to be present for the delivery.
And once Hawn was in there, she made sure that she saw every moment. Hudson told the audience:
“Mom, once again, she was right in there. I remember the doctor goes, ‘Goldie, you get a little closer, you might fall in.'”
The grandmother explained that the doctor was crouched down to deliver the baby and that she had to get beside him in order to see.
Hawn told the laughing crowd:
“I’m trying to get in on him to try to look over his shoulder, and I see the head, and I’m going, ‘Oh, there’s the head!’ And then it went back.”
But when the doctor told her she may have been a little too close for comfort, she took a few steps back. The 73-year-old explained:
“So I took my cue. I didn’t get that much closer!”
Hudson also explained that she intended to do natural childbirth but ended up getting an epidural when she couldn’t speak during contractions. She said:
“I was feeling left out of, like, the social aspect of it that I just looked at the nurse and was like, ‘I think I want the epidural because I’m too social for natural childbirth.'”
Thankfully, the delivery went smoothly, and Hudson gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
And it seems little Rani Rose will have no shortage of grandmotherly affection.