Selma Blair shares emotional story of son’s birth on his eighth birthday

'I finally asked for an epidural. I was so at their mercy. And I had to protect him'

Sabrina Barr
Thursday 25 July 2019 11:26
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Selma Blair has given an emotional insight into the day she gave birth to her son, Arthur Saint Bleick, in commemoration of his birthday.

On Thursday, Blair's son with her ex-partner, fashion designer Jason Bleick, turned eight years old.

In a post shared on Instagram, Blair explained that she had to be induced into labour ahead of the birth.

"It was a painful induced labour. He was weeks late according to doctors. I felt fine," the actor wrote in the caption.

"The inducing was horrific and no dilation. Full labour with non-dilation for 37 hours. I finally asked for an epidural. I was so at their mercy. And I had to protect him."

Blair said that she had to "fire" a doctor who insisted that she have a Caesarean section.

The Cruel Intentions star's son was delivered by Dr Paul Crane, a Beverly Hills-based obstetrician and gynaecologist whose celebrity clientele includes Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Kris Jenner.

The actor explained that she felt particularly emotional on her son's eighth birthday as this year, she is unable to celebrate with him on the day.

"I slept two hours. There is a pain. In my head. In my throat where the tears start. I want to smell him. Tell him I am so proud of him. Hold him. And I will. Just not on his birthday. Which is today," the 47-year-old wrote.

The picture that Blair shared showed her Arthur Saint Bleick carefully cutting his mother's hair with a pair of scissors.

In a recent interview with People magazine, Blair revealed that her son had called her "brave" following her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

In her Instagram caption, the actor drew parallels between her ex-partner cutting her umbilical cord and her son giving her a haircut.

"Now my kid can cut his mum's hair and make jokes and assure me just by being him that I am good enough," the Legally Blonde star stated.

"Even if we aren't together for his birthday. Which makes tears well, I know he is happy with dad, dancing and playing on the beach later today. What more could I reall yask for. Happy birthday. My son."

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Several of Blair's Instagram followers commented underneath her post with messages of support.

"It's awful being away from our children due to health reasons and especially when it's their birthday... it's much harder!" one person stated.

"Precious Selmita, you are what makes a mother a true mummy. Arthur is one blessed boy. Loving you so," wrote actor Doug Jones.

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