"Every mother has a birthing story, the play-by-play narrative that took her across the chasm from independence to attachment. Tilda Swinton is no exception. When the Scottish actress gave birth to her boy-and-girl twins 14 years ago, Swinton, who plays the mother to a troubled son in the new film "We Need to Talk About Kevin," didn't opt for the easy — or perhaps, even the safe — way out. Rather than choose medical intervention when the babies were late, she waited until they were ready to be born on their own. They finally arrived after 43 weeks of pregnancy, weighing in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and 8 pounds, 10 ounces.
"I was about to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act," said Swinton, with a slight laugh. "There was an awful case two years before I had my babies of a woman who resisted having a cesarean and they sectioned her, chained her to a bed and forced her to have an epidural. I was a little nervous that was going to happen to me..."
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Tilda Swinton, Lynne Ramsay birth a nightmare called 'Kevin'